Chrysler launches new Jeep Grand Cherokee
Dubai, July 11, 2013
Chrysler Group Middle East has launched the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the regional market.
The new Jeep redefines the premium SUV, delivering consumers a combination of best-in-class fuel economy and driving range, a choice of powertrain options, benchmark capability, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving dynamics and a host of advanced user-friendly technology and safety features, said a statement.
The model is equipped with a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine and delivers upto 24 mpg, while the 5.7-litre Hemi V8 achieves up to an estimated 20 mpg, both engine options being paired to a new eight-speed transmission, it said.
“Styled for, and targeted at customers in the important mid-size SUV segment and with a high level of equipment on offer, drivers across the Middle East will find it even more of a pleasure to drive - on any and all roads, on the most demanding trails and in all weather conditions,” said Jack Rodencal, managing director.
It comes with two available 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra Drive II), Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and Selec-Terrain traction management system, with an improved crawl ratio of 44.1:1, said the statement.
The model includes over 60 safety and security features, including front park assist, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control and selec-speed control, besides advanced user-friendly technology features such as Uconnect 8.4” touchscreen radio with integrated climate and infotainment controls and a 7” customer configurable multi-view display cluster, it said.
It also includes a new eco-mode that optimises the transmission’s shift schedule and, in V8 models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. In addition, the mode activates the Jeep’s air suspension system, lowering it to “Aero Ride Height” when the vehicle speed remains between 52 mph and 56 mph, or exceeds 56 mph.
The 2014 model retains Jeep’s seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches, while featuring larger tail lamps with signature LED lighting, a larger rear spoiler, and a re-sculpted tailgate that offers greater visibility., said the statement. – TradeArabia News Service
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