Jeep reveals Grand Cherokee improvements

Jeep has announced a raft of enhancements and two special models for its Grand Cherokee range.

The updated Grand Cherokee now has a start/stop function and electric steering, which combine to reduce CO2 emissions to 184g/km. Fuel economy has also improved, with diesel models achieving 40.4mpg.

A range of new colours are available for the exterior, and acoustic glass makes the cabin quieter while driving.

The interior has received a number of minor revisions. A more substantial, ‘premium’ gear lever has been fitted, and a revised centre stack makes room for the ‘sport’ and ‘start/stop’ buttons.

No changes have been made to the 247bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 engine or eight-speed automatic transmission.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic 4×4 brand, Jeep has also revealed a celebratory edition. Just 125 will be made, and each will receive a number of aesthetic changes.

These include ‘75th Anniversary’ badging, 20-inch bronze-coloured alloy wheels, and a redesigned front end with new LED fog lamps. They will also receive a Safety Technology Pack, which includes adaptive cruise control.

The second special edition on offer is the SRT Night edition. This car is a new version of the most powerful Jeep available, the Grand Cherokee SRT.

It earns the ‘Night’ moniker thanks to exterior and interior trim pieces being painted black, while ‘Black Vapor’ 20-inch alloy wheels complete the black theme.

The SRT Night keeps the standard SRT’s 6.4-litre V8 petrol engine, which makes 468bhp.

Prices for the standard Jeep Grand Cherokee start at £45,050. The 75th Anniversary edition costs £50,550, while the SRT Night costs £69,865.

Adam Pilon


July 1, 2016

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