2014 Jeep Cherokee Gets Revolutionary Body Sealer
Introduced for the first time on the 2013 Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Avenger sedans, the new foam has a lower density when compared to conventional acoustic materials and provides weight savings of up to 1.5 pounds (0.68 kilograms) per vehicle, which is said to improve fuel economy and handling.
Unlike conventional acoustic materials, which are made from petroleum, the new foam, that's developed and supplied by Dow Automotive Systems, is a soy-based product.
“At Chrysler Group, we are working on a number of initiatives that further our sustainability efforts while also addressing key product goals, such as on-road refinement combined with off-road ruggedness for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee,” said Bill Hall, Director of Sustainability and Business Continuity. “This new foam not only helps deliver noise reduction and improved fuel efficiency, but its renewable content minimizes the impact on the environment.”