DETROIT – Chrysler Group begins pilot production this month of the Durango Hybrid, its first gasoline-electric vehicle, Frank Klegon, executive vice president-product development, says. Klegon also confirms the powertrain’s electric motors will be mated to Chrysler’s trademark 5.7L Hemi V-8. Factoring in the Hemi’s Multi-Displacement System that shuts down cylinders when not needed, the hybrid powertrain will offer a fuel economy improvement of up to 30%. This portends combined ...

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