’14 Cherokee’s rear-axle disconnect industry first, engineers say.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Beneath a dark cloud of bankruptcy, Chrysler engineers in 2009 nevertheless went to work on new drivetrain technology now featured on one of the new products exemplifying the auto maker’s comeback. Emerging from the laboratories at Chrysler headquarters here is rear-axle disconnect, which saves fuel by engaging all-wheel-drive only when necessary. It’s an industry first for a 4x4, front-wheel-drive vehicle, engineers say, and makes its debut this year ...
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