Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

We are sure everyone in the UK is waiting for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to make its debut on their side, but until then Jeep lovers will have to make due with a special edition based on the current model. Jeep UK have just unveiled the special edition Grand Cherokee S-Limited. There will only be 250 units built each carrying a price tag of £33,995. The S-Limited is based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited model, but adds a long list of standard equipment and offers customers fantastic value for their money.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited will be distinguished by a body-colored grille with black wire mesh texture, body-colored still extensions, 18" alloy wheels, HID headlamps, and a rear spoiler.

On the interior it gets a leather wrapped steering wheel, a gear knob with carbon fiber style insert, a leather wrapped gear shifter, refined aluminum bezel finished interior items, dark slate grey leather-trimmed sport seats with suede inserts, leather-covered dashboard binnacle, deep tint sunscreen glass, front and rear heated seats, and aluminum finish pedals.

It will be available in Brilliant Black, Bright Silver, Dark Carbon, and Modern Blue.

Press release after the jump.

To say that Chrysler has a lot invested in the success of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is like saying that Ferrari is just another automaker. As one of the first releases of the recently-forged Chrysler-Fiat partnership, the Grand Cherokee is being pegged as an SUV that’s catered not only to Jeep’s rugged off-road market, but also towards those looking into making a luxury SUV purchase.

Recently, Jeep’s Bob Hegbloom took some time to talk with Pentastar Video to discuss the painstaking process behind the creation of the Grand Cherokee. Among the finer points of the interview include Hegbloom laying the groundwork for how Jeep can maintain its brand image as a rugged SUV that puts a premium on customer satisfaction. As such, Jeep decided to give the new Grand Cherokee a noticeable upheaval on its own, which includes increasing the SUVs legroom and adding a reclining rear seat, performing an exhaustive durability test that consisted of test driving the SUV a total of a staggering 2.5 million miles, and most of all, positioning the Grand Cherokee as a car that’s true to its roots yet has goals of infiltrating the luxury SUV market.

Chrysler's new building wrap is all about the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

We don’t know what it is with Chrysler and their fascination for using building wraps on their headquarters whenever they feel the need to promote something, but it certainly is one good way to catch some attention.

A few months after doing the same thing to promote their "Motor Trend 2010 Truck of the Year" award, Chrysler is at it again with the whole ’covering the headquarters at Auburn Hills with a 103 feet long and 53 feet tall building wrap trick’.

This time, Chrysler’s new building wrap features the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which comes with the tagline the brand recently unveiled: "The things we make, make us".

According to Mike Manley, president and CEO of Jeep, the whole concept of building wraps is a way the company to show off the 2011 Jeep Jeep Grand Cherokee as a world-class vehicle to any and all who ends up passing by the Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Auburn Hills, Michigan, which includes up to 200,000 motorists passing along Interstate-75, a stones throw away from Chrysler’s HQ.

These guys aren’t exactly bastions of subtlety, are they?

In a matter of speaking, any time a new vehicle is drawing near to its dealership debut, the vehicle’s brand usually comes out with an online configurator for the said vehicle in advance, giving would-be buyers a chance to ’configurate’ the vehicle in their own unique way, which could potentially lead to interest in the car and, to push it even further, a possible sale in the future.

That being said, it’s Jeep ’s turn to release an online configurator and they’re doing so for their latest flagship SUV, the 2011 Grand Cherokee . Interested buyers can head over to the Jeep website to start piecing their own Grand Cherokee together and building their own system on a number of Grand Cherokee variants, including the entry-level rear-wheel-drive Laredo, which comes with a price tag of $30,995 inclusive of delivery charges. The choices go all the way up to the high-end lot where pricing spikes to figures north of $50,000. Other options that are available for the Grand Cherokee includes an engine option of either the base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or an upgraded 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine

So if you’re interested in getting a piece of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, this online configurator is a chance for you to get a leg up on other buyers. Customize it to your whims so that when it’s out, you already know what kind you’re going to get - and how much it’s going to cost.

Source: Jeep
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The new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very important car for Chrysler. It will be their first production car launch since Fiat took the reigns. The new Jeep also needs to show the world that Chrysler is capable of making good cars that people actually want to own.

With this need to rebuild their image, Jeep ’s first ad is coming over all patriotic. These ads usually work well and in this commercial, Chrysler is telling us that America is coming back to its industrial roots and Jeep is working hard to build the best products on the road.

We look forward to driving the new Grand Cherokee and giving you a full report. Based on looks alone, it doesn’t look that bad. Yet, if priced in the same ballpark, we would still rather have a Land Rover. That’s just us though.

Hit the jump to watch the video.

Chrysler recently introduced the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee so we felt like it would be a good time to let everyone know the many, many things one can do with a Grand Cherokee. These things will be introduced provided, of course, that you’re not one to worry about the repercussions of what you’re about to do.

While Chrysler continues to proclaim the Grand Cherokee as an all-everything, premium SUV that can rival the Range Rovers of the world, some people have found a way to use the Grand Cherokee that would probably have Chrysler hesitating to make bold promises on. We invite you to watch this video of how a Grand Cherokee ends up on the wrong side of a stunt. To be fair to the idiots that tried this out, scaling a rock does sound like something the Grand Cherokee is capable of and the SUV isn’t entirely at fault with regards to how the supposed climb ended up. Maybe it was in the execution of the stunt - a case of not knowing when to let go of the throttle - that proved to be flawed, otherwise people interested in buying the new Grand Cherokee would be second, third, and fourth-guessing themselves by now.

Source: YouTube

Chrysler is getting an early jump on the upcoming market launch of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee next month by releasing a new video of the luxury SUV.

Prospective buyers of the 2011 Grand Cherokee will be given an option of two engine variants for the SUV, one of which features Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces an output of 290 horsepower and a mileage of 23 mpg. The other - and significantly more powerful - engine will be a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 that comes with 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Check out the newly-released B-roll video of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee being put through the paces in the desert.

Source: Chrysler

The look is unmistakably Jeep, but everything else on the 2011 Grand Cherokee is a departure from the old. Outside Jeep ditched the body cladding look of the previous three generations, and has gone for a more unified appearance. It’s a combination of smooth and sharp lines that’s further accented by the reduction of the grille and headlight area. It looks almost like how Toyota would design a Jeep.

Jeep wants to up play the premium SUV elements of the new Grand Cherokee. For starters, Jeep is being very vocal about the new Grand Cherokee sharing a platform with the Mercedes M-Class. Inside the layout has not changed greatly, but the materials quality has been given a big upgrade.

The engine choices have now gone from five to two. The bread ’n butter engine will be the new flex-fuel flexible 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 280 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 N•m) @ 4,800 rpm. Second one is a reworked version of the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. It now delivers 360 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (up 3 hp and 1 lb.-ft.).

Updated 05/12/2010: Jeep today announced prices for the 2011 Grand Cherokee that will be available in showrooms in June. The SUV will be offered in three trim levels: Laredo priced at $32,995, Limited priced at $39,995 and Overland that is priced at $42,995. The SUV will be offered with: standard Active Head Restraints, full-length side-curtain and seat-mounted side thorax air bags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-start Assist, and Trailer-sway Control. A Blind-spot/Rear Cross-path detection system and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning.

UPDATE 05/19/2010</i>: Chrysler is getting an early jump on the upcoming market launch of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee next month by releasing a new video of the luxury SUV. Click on the picture above to check it out!

UPDATE 06/11/2010: Check out the first commercial for the all new 2011 Jeep Cherokee after the jump.

UPDATE 06/21/2010: Jeep has unleashed an online configurator for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Check it out to personalize your ride before heading down to the dealer.

UPDATE 06/28/2010: Recently, Jeep’s Bob Hegbloom took some time to talk with Pentastar Video to discuss the painstaking process behind the creation of the Grand Cherokee. Among the finer points of the interview include Hegbloom laying the groundwork for how Jeep can maintain its brand image as a rugged SUV that puts a premium on customer satisfaction.

Press release after the jump.

Speed is something everyone chooses to acquire at some point in the automotive design process. Speed fuels a sense of power that could only be produced by a few hundred ponies and, although, speed was something that was once only sought after in sportscars, in today’s world, SUVs are even getting in on the action. Maybe not the best choice considering the heavier weight associated with a much larger vehicle, but, nonetheless, what the consumer wants the consumer gets. And the consumer wants it all. Before the Porsche Cayenne Turbo andBMW X5 and X6 M , the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was the fastest SUV in the world. Now, Jeep has decided that it is not satisfied with the stirring of the horsepower pot and will now come with something new: a new generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 is coming this year and it is meaner than ever.

The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI engine delivering more than 500 HP, most likely in the 550 HP area. The SUV will also get an improved chassis making it a real beast.

Is it logical...No. Is it economical...No. Will people still buy it...Absolutely! So goes the way of the world.

We’ll hit you up with some more specs as soon as we can get them.

We all need some form of humor to lighten up our days and today we’re going to need to thank these guys for giving us a good reason to laugh.

To begin with, we have no clue as to how this camper got stuck in this alley. But that’s not why this video is such a hoot. Determined to release the camper from its cudgels, these geniuses decided to pull it out by using a Jeep Grand Cherokee . Needless to say, they encounter a bit of resistance from the tight space the camper was stuck in. But these guys are beyond determined and are also living proof of the saying "if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again."

So they did.

And the rest...well, you’ll just have to watch it to find out.

Source: Break

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