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Chrysler Powertrain Initiatives Expanding

June 26, 2007

AUBURN HILLS, MI — The Chrysler Group has revealed new powertrain initiatives targeted directly at improving the fuel efficiency of future Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles. Among the fuel-efficient initiatives are a commitment to developing mild-hybrid technology and expanding the company’s two-mode hybrid program; new six- and eight-cylinder gasoline engines, including cylinder deactivation in a V-6; and another BlueTec clean-diesel vehicle.

The company also announced it is exploring the development of a four-cylinder diesel engine for the North American market and the expansion of its 3.0L V-6 diesel engine.

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