Who Makes the Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine?


The Jeep Liberty is a small sport utility vehicle made by Chrysler Corporation. It was introduced in 2003. Chrysler installed a diesel engine in the Liberty in an attempt to improve the fuel economy.

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The diesel engine that was installed in the Jeep Liberty was made by VM Motori, an Italian engine builder that has been in business since 1947.

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Chrysler originally teamed up with VM Motori in 1992, supplying engines for the Plymouth Voyager minivan. Later, VM supplied engines for Dodge Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

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The VM Motori diesel engine was available only in the 2005 to 2006 Jeep Liberty.

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Stricter diesel emission standards killed the VM diesel engine option in the Liberty.

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As of 2009, Chrysler wasn't giving up on diesel engines for the Jeep nameplate. It planned to use a new clean-burning Mercedes diesel engine for future Jeep Grand Cherokee models.

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