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‘Most Patriotic Brand’ In America Is An Automaker, Guess Which One

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'Most Patriotic Brand' In America Is An Automaker, Guess Which One

Marketing company Brand Keys surveys thousands of people every year, to rate companies on 35 different "values." One of those is "patriotism," not in terms of where the a company actually makes things or employs people, but purely how "American " they appear in public perception. Only two automakers made the top 25.

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July 4th, 2014

Autoblog Podcast #387

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Episode #387 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Zak talk about more General Motors recalls, upgrades and a diesel for the 2015 Ford Focus ST, and the BMW M235i scoring ahead of the Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Consumer Reports testing. We start with what’s in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #387:

Topics:

In the Autoblog Garage:

Hosts: Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, Michael Zak
Runtime: 01:35:26

Rundown:

  • Intro & Garage – 00:00
  • GM Recalls – 26:26
  • 2015 Ford Focus ST – 41:56
  • BMW M235i – 50:24
  • Q&A – 59:16

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Autoblog Podcast #387 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 1st, 2014

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

Okay Jeep fans, you want more diesel options? Time to step up and prove it. The only way Jeep will offer a diesel powerplant in the Cherokee, according to brand head Mike Manley, is if sales of the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel nearly double.

Currently, about eight percent of the Grand Cherokees sold feature the 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6. That’s simply not enough to warrant the bringing an oil-burning Cherokee to the US market, despite the vehicle’s presence in Europe, where it’s sold with a 2.8-liter diesel V6.

“Cherokee is slightly different because of its weight and size. When I think about bringing Cherokee diesel here, I would like to see Grand Cherokee diesel get much higher than eight percent,” Manley told Automotive News. “It would have to be in mid-double digits.”

Part of the problem in our estimation, aside from the high price of diesel fuel, is that the EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is a pretty pricey proposition. It’s only available on the Limited model and above, which starts at $36,495 for a two-wheel-drive example. Adding the diesel then adds a whopping $4,500 onto the price.

Only Audi demands a higher premium for its diesel Q7, at $5,200 on some trim levels. A diesel Mercedes-Benz M-Class is only $4,000 more than the gas model, while BMW is unbelievably reasonable, demanding a mere $1,500 premium for a diesel X5. If Jeep could at least trim some of the price premium and offer the EcoDiesel on lesser trim levels, we could see its popularity expanding.

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 1st, 2014

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

Okay Jeep fans, you want more diesel options? Time to step up and prove it. The only way Jeep will offer a diesel powerplant in the Cherokee, according to brand head Mike Manley, is if sales of the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel nearly double.

Currently, about eight percent of the Grand Cherokees sold feature the 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6. That’s simply not enough to warrant the bringing an oil-burning Cherokee to the US market, despite the vehicle’s presence in Europe, where it’s sold with a 2.8-liter diesel V6.

“Cherokee is slightly different because of its weight and size. When I think about bringing Cherokee diesel here, I would like to see Grand Cherokee diesel get much higher than eight percent,” Manley told Automotive News. “It would have to be in mid-double digits.”

Part of the problem in our estimation, aside from the high price of diesel fuel, is that the EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is a pretty pricey proposition. It’s only available on the Limited model and above, which starts at $36,495 for a two-wheel-drive example. Adding the diesel then adds a whopping $4,500 onto the price.

Only Audi demands a higher premium for its diesel Q7, at $5,200 on some trim levels. A diesel Mercedes-Benz M-Class is only $4,000 more than the gas model, while BMW is unbelievably reasonable, demanding a mere $1,500 premium for a diesel X5. If Jeep could at least trim some of the price premium and offer the EcoDiesel on lesser trim levels, we could see its popularity expanding.

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 1st, 2014

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

Okay Jeep fans, you want more diesel options? Time to step up and prove it. The only way Jeep will offer a diesel powerplant in the Cherokee, according to brand head Mike Manley, is if sales of the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel nearly double.

Currently, about eight percent of the Grand Cherokees sold feature the 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6. That’s simply not enough to warrant the bringing an oil-burning Cherokee to the US market, despite the vehicle’s presence in Europe, where it’s sold with a 2.8-liter diesel V6.

“Cherokee is slightly different because of its weight and size. When I think about bringing Cherokee diesel here, I would like to see Grand Cherokee diesel get much higher than eight percent,” Manley told Automotive News. “It would have to be in mid-double digits.”

Part of the problem in our estimation, aside from the high price of diesel fuel, is that the EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is a pretty pricey proposition. It’s only available on the Limited model and above, which starts at $36,495 for a two-wheel-drive example. Adding the diesel then adds a whopping $4,500 onto the price.

Only Audi demands a higher premium for its diesel Q7, at $5,200 on some trim levels. A diesel Mercedes-Benz M-Class is only $4,000 more than the gas model, while BMW is unbelievably reasonable, demanding a mere $1,500 premium for a diesel X5. If Jeep could at least trim some of the price premium and offer the EcoDiesel on lesser trim levels, we could see its popularity expanding.

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 1st, 2014

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

Okay Jeep fans, you want more diesel options? Time to step up and prove it. The only way Jeep will offer a diesel powerplant in the Cherokee, according to brand head Mike Manley, is if sales of the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel nearly double.

Currently, about eight percent of the Grand Cherokees sold feature the 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6. That’s simply not enough to warrant the bringing an oil-burning Cherokee to the US market, despite the vehicle’s presence in Europe, where it’s sold with a 2.8-liter diesel V6.

“Cherokee is slightly different because of its weight and size. When I think about bringing Cherokee diesel here, I would like to see Grand Cherokee diesel get much higher than eight percent,” Manley told Automotive News. “It would have to be in mid-double digits.”

Part of the problem in our estimation, aside from the high price of diesel fuel, is that the EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is a pretty pricey proposition. It’s only available on the Limited model and above, which starts at $36,495 for a two-wheel-drive example. Adding the diesel then adds a whopping $4,500 onto the price.

Only Audi demands a higher premium for its diesel Q7, at $5,200 on some trim levels. A diesel Mercedes-Benz M-Class is only $4,000 more than the gas model, while BMW is unbelievably reasonable, demanding a mere $1,500 premium for a diesel X5. If Jeep could at least trim some of the price premium and offer the EcoDiesel on lesser trim levels, we could see its popularity expanding.

Jeep Cherokee won’t get diesel until sales of oil-burning Grand Cherokee improve originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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