Originally Posted by steveno
Well as I just swapped an 08 Diesel (long story) for an 09 that has the same Mercedes Benz 3.0 CRD engine, the Cummins plant is obviously not ready yet. I did read on another forum that the last model year 2010 of the current Jeep Grand Cherokee is claimed to have a 50 state diesel which is probably when they will have the Cummins engine package.
If it is a diesel, it should be VIN as a 2008 model. The current 3.0 CRD WK does not meet the 2009 phased-in emissions requirements. Chrysler is building the CRD through the end of this year. What happens after that is unknown. In 2010 the emissions requirements will be fully phased-in so it makes more financial sense to take that time and try to meet the fully phased-in emissions and bring a 50-state legal vehicle to market. In it's current form, the WK CRD is still only a 45-state vehicle.
Hopefully those plans include a diesel minivan!