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Old 6th August 2020, 15:17   #1
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Default 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee seems to be the first model in Jeep's new direction of trying to take on Land Rover, with a greater focus on targeting the upmarket Range Rover models.

While the original Range Rover came out in the early 1970's, the first generation Jeep Grand Cherokee came out in the latter half of the 80's. Each generation has grown bigger and more luxurious as well as increasing off-roading capability.

The earlier generation models had long term reliability issues that dogged alost every American brand. There have been significant improvements on this front over successive generations.

As an Avid reader and collector of Car Magazine (South Africa), I still remember the test summary of the 1999, 4.7 liter V8, Grand Cherokee Limited (The highest trim and specification available at that time). The words used to describe it were ' amazing combination of Sybaritic luxury, go anywhere capability and reliability.'

With the first spy picture of the interior out, and all indications pointing to Jeep's move to take on Range Rover (the RR Sport), it will be interesting to see how this model fares when it is released.

The current generation has been rather long in the tooth, being around for almost a decade but still selling in good numbers. The change of ownership of the Chrysler and Jeep brands have had an impact on development of the new model.

The next generation will be built on the Alfa Romeo, Guila / Stelvio platform, although it goes without saying that Jeep will modify it to ensure the off-road capability is not lost.

In addition, for the first time, there will also be 2 versions of the Grand Cherokee, the traditional two row model and a longer 3 row model.

If the interior is any indication of where Jeep wants this brand to go, then i think we can safely assume that the even large Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates that will be re-introduced for the 2022 model year will be quite luxurious and make an attempt to compete with the Range Rover Vogue.

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Old 6th August 2020, 17:35   #2
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Default Next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee interior spied

A new spy image of the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee gives us a peek into the SUV's interior.

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The dashboard of the new Grand Cherokee features a clean look. It has a leather-wrapped and a large touchscreen infotainment head-unit in the centre. The central air-con vents are positioned above the touchscreen.

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The SUV has a new 3-spoke steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster. Note that there isn't a conventional gear lever and it instead gets a rotary shift dial.

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Reports suggest that the next generation Grand Cherokee will be based on the Giorgio platform, which also underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia.

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At present, the Grand Cherokee is available with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel or a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine. The Grand Cherokee SRT is powered by the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 that produces 462 BHP and 624 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all four wheels.


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I liked the unconventional placement of buttons above the screen and below the vents. Only doubt is fingers will definitely chill as the buttons at times will be colder than usual to use always. Only time will tell
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