If your daily commute route is littered with red lights or highly trafficked areas, you probably feel like you can actually see the gasoline evaporating and slipping away—costing you more money—while you’re at a standstill. Chrysler is out to change that, via their Engine Stop-Start technology (called ESS). The Ram 1500 already offers the technology, but now Chrysler has added ESS as a standard feature on certain 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee models.
Jeep Cherokees with the 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine and Chrysler 200s with the 2.4L Tigershark I-4 engine will all come standard with ESS. Chrysler claims the technology will improve fuel efficiency in these vehicles by up to 3%. “We’re taking highly efficient engines and upping the ante to further benefit our customers,” said Mike Duhaime, Global Director-Electrified Powertrain Propulsion Systems. “ESS leverages intricate control strategies to deliver a superior driving experience, as well as the expected fuel-savings and emissions-reduction.”
Both of these new vehicles will hit the new car market before the end of the year—the Cherokee is slated for a fall release with the Chrysler 200 to follow this winter. Make sure to check back with us here at Cronic Chrysler for updates about these awesome new releases—and for news on the rest of the Chrysler product line as well!