Jeep has unveiled a new Grand Cherokee.
The range-topping SUV model promises new levels of on-road refinement, premium styling, and craftsmanship inside and out. Also new is the Grand Cherokee L variant, which offers a seating layout for six or seven.
Naturally, three 4×4 systems are offered with the Jeep Grand Cherokee at launch.
The first, “Quadra-Trac I” offers pre-emptive torque distribution and can redistribute up to 100% of engine torque to either axle.
Those looking to do some off-roading will want to opt for “Quadra-Trac II”. This adds a two-speed active transfer case with a low-range gear reduction for improved off-road manoeuvrability.
The third option, “Quadra-Drive II”, finally adds a rear eLimited-slip differential to the two-speed active transfer case.
Jeep will also offer a Quadra-Lift air suspension on the Grand Cherokee. The system delivers electronic adaptive damping, on top of class-leading ground clearance and water fording.
It can also automatically adjust the dampers to changing road conditions for enhanced comfort, stability and control.
Powertrain options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee L include the standard all-aluminium 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, which delivers 290hp and 348Nm of torque.
Those looking for more power can specify a 5.7-litre V8 with 357hp and 528Nm torque. The V8 features a cast-iron block and aluminium cylinder heads, and is equipped with variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation technology.
Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Inspired by the original Wagoneer, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L features a long bonnet and cab as well as the forward-tipped grille at the front.
Other visual highlights include the updated seven-slot grille, now widened with larger individual openings to emphasise the width of the vehicle. The tyres are also flush with the body side to showcase the trapezoidal wheel arches on the flanks of the car.
At the rear, sleek, high-set LED rear lights are designed to visually distribute the rear proportions and reinforce the technical aspect of the vehicle.
The dashboard of the Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 10.1-inch display which houses Jeep’s Uconnect 5 infotainment system. Also new is a 10.25-inch digital cluster with nearly two dozen user selectable menus.
Drivers can specify 16-way adjustable seats for the Grand Cherokee Overland variants. Grand Cherokee Summit models also have standard captain’s chairs that flank a new second-row console, which offers generous storage and cup holders.
A McIntosh high-performance audio system is also offered for the high-spec models of the Grand Cherokee.
The system features a 17-channel amplifier with a maximum output of 950W and 19 speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer, to envelope vehicle occupants in high-definition sound.
Rear cargo volume behind the second row stands at 1328 litres in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fold both the second and third-row seats down, however, and this expands to 2395 litres.
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Or, there also is the Jeep Wrangler Sahara for those looking for the ultimate off-road ability!