Info on DCX new fleet of V6s

Date 2006/8/1 14:20:44 | Topic: Miscellaneous

Earlier this month it was reported that DCX would be discontinuing their family of V6s to make way for their internal family of V6s, code-named Phoenix engines. These engines should be ready by 2010 and most of the current engines being fazed out between 2012 and 2015.

Here is a list of the displacement of the engines along with which vehicles that will inherit each engine.

1... 3.0L V6 base Phoenix (next gen LX, J1, L2, R2)
2... 3.0L V6 premium Phoenix (L2)
3... 3.3L V6 base Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, next gen RT Minivan)
4... 3.3L V6 premium Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, next gen RT Minivan)
5... 3.6L V6 base Phoenix (current gen JS Avenger/Sebring, current and next gen KA Nitro, next gen KK Liberty, next gen RT minivan, next gen LX, Grand Cherokee current and next gen, next gen Commander)
6... 3.6L V6 HEV Phoenix Engine (next gen RT minivan)
7... 3.6L V6 premium Phoenix Engine (current and next gen LX, next gen RT minivan)
8... 3.6L V6 PZEV Phoenix Engine (next gen RT minivan)
9... 4.0 V6 base Phoenix (next gen Pacifica, next gen NE Dakota, next gen Ram, next gen KK Liberty, current and next gen KA Nitro, next gen LX, next gen Grand Cherokee, next gen Commander, next gen JL Wrangler)
10... 4.0 V6 premium Phoenix (vehicles unknown)

Information from allpar.com by member oh2o.

Notice the next generation 4.0L will be going into the next generation Wrangler, codename JL. The next generation Wrangler should be out by 2015.


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