Fuel-Saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) Technology Now Standard with Cherokee and All-New 2015 Chrysler 200

by on June 25, 2014

Fuel-Saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) Technology Now Standard with V-6 in Award-Winning Jeep Cherokee and I-4 in All-New 2015 Chrysler 200

  • Estimated fuel-economy improvement up to 3%
  • Estimated C02 emissions-reduction up to 3%
  • Enhanced high-speed/high-durability starter and advanced control strategies contribute to seamless, automatic activation
  • Intuitively adapts to driving styles for optimal responsiveness, driving enjoyment
  • Availability third quarter for Jeep Cherokee, fourth quarter for Chrysler 200
June 24, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group is offering fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the award-winning 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.

Chrysler 200 customers who opt for the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4, and Jeep Cherokee customers who choose the available 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6, will experience estimated fuel-economy improvements of up to three percent, compared with the conventional vehicle-engine pairings.

“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.”

ESS applications in the Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee will account for an estimated C02 emissions-reduction of up to three percent.

Availability in the popular Jeep Cherokee is scheduled for third quarter. ESS arrives the following quarter in the all-new Chrysler 200.