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LibertyHybird Liberty, New Jeep Concept - the Compass to Debut at NAIAS
Posted by mike on 2002/1/4 0:00:00 (1370) reads



DaimlerChrysler today showed a hybrid electric version of its popular sport-utility vehicle, the Jeep Liberty, demonstrating the adaptability of the company's patented Through-the-Road (TTR) hybrid system.

The Liberty HEV achieves a 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared with a conventional six-cylinder Liberty, without sacrificing the vehicle's utility, comfort or performance.

"The Liberty HEV demonstrates how our TTR hybrid system can be adapted to many different types of vehicles," said Larry Oswald, Vice President and head of DaimlerChrysler's Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Product team.

"The TTR can be installed in vehicles of different styles and sizes, with front- or rear-wheel drive," Oswald said. "This gives us great flexibility as we continue to explore new applications for environmentally-friendly hybrid technology."

The Liberty HEV is equipped with a 2.4 liter I4 gasoline engine that drives the rear wheels. A 40 kW nickel metal hydride battery and an electric motor provide additional power to the front wheels when needed for acceleration. Because the electric motor provides additional power when needed, a smaller internal combustion gas engine can be used, resulting in increased fuel efficiency.

Fuel efficiency is further enhanced by regenerative braking in which energy normally lost as heat during deceleration and braking is captured to recharge the battery.

The system is called TTR (Through-the-Road) because there is no physical connection between the front and rear axles or the engine and motor. The two are controlled and coordinated by computer, responding to changes the vehicle's traction coupled through the road.

The vehicle's 0-60 mph performance is comparable to the conventional six-cylinder Liberty. The hybrid powertrain adds about 350 pounds to the weight of the vehicle, but does not intrude on passenger or cargo space. The hybrid powertrain provides four-wheel-drive capability.

Jeep Compass

Several auto-media Web Sites, as well as the official Web Site for the North American International Auto Show is listing the Jeep Compass as a new Jeep concept car that will be unveiled at the show during Press days - January 6-9, 2002. According to one Web Site, the compass is "expected to be aimed at young buyers at the low end of the market."

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe that ownes a Miata and calls it a Jeep
A.........so like........ I waus wit my frens.......... n
we waus like........... drivin da new compass
ova terty feeta snow n stuff......... dis is in
addition ta tha 100 feeta snow my stocks
Cherokee drives ova on a daily basis....... n
den the compass like, hit a 50 foot boulder, on
stock terteen inch tias....... and handled it fine
n stuff.......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Craig
Chrysler already ruined the Jeep line with the Liberty. Now they are making it worse.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jim
This thing should be a real treat to fix on the trail!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jOE THAT OWNS A JEEP
I have nothing against hybird cars or trucks but a jeep that do's not have fourwheel drive is not a jeep just My opinion.

For once I agree with Xterra He is an ASSMASTER,

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe needs a brain not a Miata.
Hey Joe...u need a Compass alright....to help you find your brain. R u supposed to be funny?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Utah
hey man....lay off the caffiene!

I will say whatever I want to say. If you don't like it, then don't read my posts! Who are you anyway and who appointed you the moderator of this posting board?

If you want to go purchase a hybrid Jeep Liberty than go ahead! I could care less what you think or what you do with your money.

Or maybe you have already purchased a Liberty and you now have some concerns over recalls and roll-overs? Perhaps that is why you are so tense!

Bottom line....the only whining I see on here is from you.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeep Owners Whine A LOT
Stop your whining..... The reason Jeep would fail, if it ever occurred, is because of old thinkers like yourselves; the kind of person who thinks they can out engineer the professionals on the weekend. The fact is that Jeep built a Jeep... everyone agrees that it performs great offroad, except the chumps on here who never drove it. Get over it... your bitching like little kids... deal with it. Land Rover brought the Freelander to the US and its has been fully accepted by Land Rover owner because of the simply fact that it is a Land Rover. People say they are all snobs, but its the opposite thats apparently true. If you must continue to critizes progress, please hold the the whining.... you are supposed to be hardcore manly offroaders... try to at least play the part.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: THE FUTURE OF JEEP LOL
From TCC: The final vehicle, the Jeep Willys 2,
actually first premiered in Tokyo last October.
Smaller and less expensive than the Liberty,
Willys breaks with tradition in that it is not
designed to handle the most rugged possible
trails. Since less than 10 percent of SUV
owners ever actually go off-road, that's really
not a problem but would result in a
significantly lower price, noted Creed.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Assmaster
Why don't all of you people shut the hell up. Look at it this way, DC is doing great with Dodge, and a Jeep rally car might not be such a bad thing. And all of you better lay off my name. I'm the real assmaster here!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra sucks
Xterra You SUCK, Jeeps rule !!!!!!!

Any one who posts with the name Xterra Is the assmaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Hey assmaster, don't post with my name!!!
hey I just saw the jaap CompASS
........HAHHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH Nice
hatchback!!!! It will be stiff competition for the
Civic and the Matrix!!!!!! LOL

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
You Jeep Guys are all jerks, The Xterra is the best 4x4 out right now, Just ask joe that owns a miata & calls it a jeep He will tell You the same thing.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: rich
He is pretty funny..

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: twonabomber
well there are plenty of two wheel drive Cherokees and Grand Cherokees around...
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