This is likely to hit the dealers for 2005, or something related to it as Jeep is going with the new truck segment compact type.
The concept is powered by Chrysler's new 3.7 liter PowerTech V6 putting out 210hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque. A five-speed manual is mated to a four-wheel drive transfer case with low and high ranges. The body-on-frame truck has independent front suspension featuring upper and lower 'A'-arms, torsion bars, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar. The rear uses a live axle with four-leaf two-stage longitudinal springs and gas-charged shock absorbers.
built on the intriped chasis. Prob wont go into production but it components of it could be seen on future intrepids.
"The progress in fuel efficiency and cost stem from several major improvements in technology: The ESX3's mild hybrid electric (or "mybrid") powertrain combines a clean, efficient diesel engine, electric motor and state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery to achieve an average 72 miles per gallon (3.3 liters/100 km) fuel efficiency (gasoline equivalent). That is two miles per gallon better than the fuel efficiency of its predecessor, the ESX2 in 1998, and close to PNGV's goal of up to 80 mpg (2.9 liters/100 km)."
The Jeep Willys is powered by DaimlerChrysler's 1.6-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine that has been supercharged to deliver 160 horsepower (120 kW) and 155 lb.-ft. of torque (210 Nom). Its four-speed automatic transmission is coupled with a shift-on-the-fly transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and low-range modes.
Custom, independent short-and-long-arm front and multi-link solid rear axle suspension with coil-over-shock set-up and sizeable 22-inch wheels with P235/840R560 PAX tires embraces the "go anywhere" attitude synonymous with the Jeep brand.
Estimated performance figures include a sprint to 60 mph. (97 kph) in 10.2 seconds and a top speed of almost 90 mph. (140 kph).
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