Never mind the part about the models being cut. The bold information is interesting though.
He seems to be suggesting that the direct fuel injection system is in the works....and speculating that the dual-clutch gearbox, which is being produced via a joint venture, could be used in place of the CVT.
Both Patriot and Compass owners alike would probably enjoy a bit more fuel economy and power. Further, though a lot of people like the CVT, the Patriot and Compass took a majority of their bad press over the CVT and interior. They are already fixing the interior....would it be illogical to suggest that the CVT gets re-evaluated too?
There is no proof that only those who read the gospel make it to heaven. Just because the information wasn't delivered from a Chrysler spokesperson doesn't make it a bad post.
Not saying that it's a bad post. The
is for the bad press that we seem to get. We can all enjoy the positive along with the negative tho.
There are many of us that don't think the CVT is a bad thing, it just needs some more HP and maybe some different programming. I think that the CVT type of transmission is here to stay but it will certainly get some revamping along the way.
The fact is, I believe, if all of us had listened to what the press had to say most of us would never had bought any of the MK's at all.
The new Dodge Journey with the standard 2.4 VVT is getting the 4 speed auto, maybe this same one that you mentioned, but the 3.5 V6 is getting a 6 speed CVT. I do wonder what's up with that.
And there are those that don't read the gospel will go to heaven, too.