Jeep Grand Cherokee

With plaudits and awards rolling in, and sales soaring, the new generation value-for-money Jeep Grand Cherokee has taken up the Jeep® banner with flair, setting new standards of luxury 4x4 motoring.

To ensure Jeep Grand Cherokee stays ahead of the pack, the latest incarnation has been totally reworked, with a new 4.7-litre petrol V8 engine, new 3.1-litre Turbo Diesel, re-engineered 4.0-litre straight six petrol engine, and innovative world-class 4x4 technology.

The flagship of the Chrysler brand, Grand Cherokee is a classic American design, entirely in keeping with the Chrysler marque strengths of innovation, and individuality, a car that exudes passion and styling flair, laying down a new benchmark to which 4x4 pretenders can only aspire.

The instantly recognized grille is flanked by jewel-like headlamps that match stunning looks to increased efficiency. A brighter, wider beam pattern is matched to headlamp leveling, so that even when the car is heavily loaded or towing, the headlamps can be 'tuned' for optimum safety. The windscreen is steeply angled, for greater aerodynamic efficiency. To the rear, bold tri-color tail lamps lend Jeep Grand Cherokee its distinctive on-road personality, to stand out from the crowd.

The interior has more room for occupants and luggage. By making Jeep Grand Cherokee 11 cm longer (4.4 inches), 6.4 cm higher (2.5 inches), and 4 cm wider (1.6 inches), occupants can now enjoy an extra 2.5 cm (one inch) more front headroom, 1.2 cm (half an inch) more rear head room, 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) more rear hip room and 36 litres (1.3 cubic feet) more luggage space.

There are new materials and a bold new look. The theme is elegant luxury. Soft-touch surfaces give a solid, reassuring feel. For the driver, control is total. All primary controls are to hand on stalks around the steering wheel, and key controls for the advanced audio system are integrated into the leather covered steering wheel.

There is more headroom front and rear, more hip room in the back, some 36 litres (1.2 cubic feet) more cargo volume, and with the full size spare tyre tucked away neatly under the rear cargo floor, easy-fold split rear seats and fold-down armrests open up a cavernous luggage compartment in a matter of moments.

The level of equipment is lavish right across the range. Standard specification includes the dual zone climate control system that independently controls air temperature for both sides of the cabin. There are heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment and memory settings, a 180 watt six speaker sound system and 'his' and 'hers' key fobs with full memory settings. There is also a rear screen radio aerial, flip-up hinged rear window and power, and electrically controlled, folding wing mirrors with 'his' and 'hers' memory settings. Also standard is cruise control, the programmable overhead console information centre, leather trim, tinted glass and illuminated vanity mirrors, and 17 inch alloy wheels.

For safety dual front airbags are standard, as are side impact protection guards, and anti-lock brakes. Should you want to tour your Jeep Grand Cherokee at speed abroad, unique tires designed specifically with high speed motoring in mind allow a top cruising speed of 125 mph, which guarantees superior handling and ultra-short braking distances.

Such attention to detail, a Chrysler design trade mark, can be further seen with air foil windscreen wipers that ensure clear vision during high speed motorway driving, and the tuning of the steering gear and suspension specifically for confidence-inspiring handling at motorway speeds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is now powered by two all-new engines and a thoroughly reworked, more powerful, version of the much-loved 4.0-litre straight six petrol powerplant. The muscular all-new 4.7-litre V8 PowerTech engine, new 3.1-litre five cylinder Turbo diesel and the 4.0-litre straight six petrol engines have been designed specifically to offer better performance, improved fuel consumption, better quality and reliability, and to be quieter and smoother for a more sophisticated and relaxing ride.

Under normal motoring conditions, all Jeep Grand Cherokees have most of their engine power delivered just to the rear wheels. If the system detects any loss of grip, power is also instantly sent to the front axle, giving back to the driver total control and enhanced traction.

Source: Jeep press

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