Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Is 2015 Green SUV of the Year
Hear ye, hear ye, the great and powerful Green Car Journal has spoken, and Jeep loyalists across the nation should be happy to hear what the journal has to say: the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is officially Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green SUV of the Year. The distinction was announced early today at the Washington Auto Show in D.C.
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“We are truly delighted that the editors of Green Car Journal have named our full-size premium SUV – the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel – the Green SUV of the Year. We take pride that Green Car Journal’s jurors recognized the blend of efficiency, capability, comfort and performance that the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel offers consumers,” said Mike Manley, current head of Jeep. (The legs and torso made comments too, but they weren’t as interesting.)
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Green Car Journal considered several SUVs for the award, with five finalists in total. To be in the running, an SUV or crossover had to be well-known for its environmental achievements, but it also had to maintain the versatility that customers expect out of their SUVs.
“The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers what today’s drivers really want in an efficient SUV,” commented Ron Cogan, the editor and publisher of Green Car Journal. “It offers a do-everything nature with exceptional comfort, power, functionality and driving range, plus surprising efficiency that delivers lower environmental impact.”
This is just one of many big wins for the Grand Cherokee. In fact, according to Manley, the Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV in the history of, well, ever. Congrats to yet another EcoDiesel product from FCA.