All Star Dodge, Chrysler, and new Jeep Dealer in St. Louis is pleased to announce that Chrysler has designed an acoustic foam formula which contributes to weight reduction and adds to the sustainability of Jeep Grand Cherokee. This special foam contributes to the quiet of the cabin and improves the overall driving experience of the Cherokee.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been revamped on the interior and exterior including this new body sealer that contributes to weight reduction, cost savings, and sustainability.
The Toledo Assembly Complex where Jeep Cherokee is manufactured has special applicators that insert the special foam into strategic areas of the body structure. This foam has a lower density than conventional materials and it actually saves up to 1.5 lb. in the Cherokee attributing to better fuel economy and at the same time, better handling.
“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.”
The BETAFOAM features a soy based product instead of petroleum which makes up conventional filler material. This all new foam can be found in 10 different locations of the Cherokee’s body structure. The material is also easier to work with in the factory because of its lower viscosity. This new forma also provides greater flexibility in the environment because of its 6 month shelf life which is twice as long as other types of foam.
Chrysler Group’s Sterling Heights Assembly plant is the location the innovative foam was first used in the 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger midsize sedans.