Jeep claims that the Grand Cherokee is the world’s first luxury SUV. Others may concur that statement, and say that the Range Rover is the world’s first luxury SUV. Well, enough of that. The facelifted Jeep Grand Cherokee is here, and it is expected to further raise the bar in off-road capability and refinement in luxury SUVs.
An facelift is not complete without its external changes. New design elements in this facelifted Grand Cherokee include newly sculpted HID Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights which look similar to the Chrysler 300C’s, new LED tail lights with new graphics, and new wheel designs, while the seven slotted grille and trapezoid wheel arches remain, giving the Grand Cherokee its signature look, whilst looking more upright and elegant.
In the inside, the center console has been revised, now integrating Chrysler’s UConnect 8.4 inch touchscreen telematics system, which includes navigation, Emergency Accident Response System, Bluetooth with Voice Command, USB, and AUX input. Immediately noticeable to the driver is the new gauge cluster, now incorporating a 7-inch TFT LCD, displaying virtual gauges and other information. Other standard features on both models include 8-way power adjustable seats with 4-way power lumbar support, 20 inch aluminum wheels, power liftgate, smart proximity key with push button start, reverse camera, a plethora of airbags and other safety kit, which includes Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, and Active Head Restraints.
There are two variants to choose from. A Limited model, which is powered by a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6, producing 246 hp @ 4000 rpm, and 550 Nm of torque @ 1800 rpm, and a Summit model, which is powered by a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine, producing 283 hp @ 6350 rpm, and 347 Nm of torque @ 4300 rpm. Power is delivered through a ZF 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, while soft to look and sit at, is anything but a slouch when it comes to off-roading. Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II ensures that there is optimum grip in each wheel via a two-speed transfer case and monitors wheel slippage through it’s sensors. The system has the capability to deliver 100% of the engine’s power to the wheel with the most traction. Another feature called Selec-Terrain allows the driver to choose the best possible mode depending on the situation. Lastly, the Quadra-lift air suspension can adjust the vehicle’s ride height. By default, it is set to 220 mm, but it can automatically (or manually) adjust the ride height. The Grand Cherokee’s ride height ranges from 180 mm to 287 mm, depending on the situation. All these off-road features are offered on both Summit and Limited models.
Purchasing the Summit model with bring you features such as Adaptive Bi-Xenon headlamps, Advanced Brake Assist, Blind Spot Warning and Cross Path Detection, Forward Collision Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, which monitors both distance to the car in front and speed.
Here are the prices of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee Limited: P3,720,000
Grand Cherokee Summit: P3,860,000
Grand Cherokee Limited
Grand Cherokee Summit
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