Jeep’s grandest Cherokees yet

Jeep’s grandest Cherokees yet

JEEP’S updated Grand Cherokee range has arrived in Australia, with a fresh new look and increased performance, safety and equipment levels.

The new range also includes the toughest Grand Cherokee ever let loose in Australia: the Trailhawk.

Pricing for the updated range starts at $47,500 for the value-packed Laredo to $91,000 for the SRT performance champ.

“The updated Grand Cherokee range is not only more refined on-road and more capable offroad, we’ve bolstered its safety credentials and made it even better value for money,” Jeep Australia director Guillaume Drelon said.

The updates not only increase the Grand Cherokee’s breadth of capabilities but also make it the most technically advanced.

The all-new (to Australia) rugged Trailhawk model, priced from $74,000, takes Jeep’s offroad reputation and capabilities to new heights.

It is powered exclusively by a strong and economical 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 mated to Jeep’s proven 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Trailhawk uses Jeep’s acclaimed Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, complete with an electronic limited slip rear differential for greater traction.

This, combined with a unique tune for the Quadra-Lift air suspension, improves the Trailhawk’s wheel articulation and increases ground clearance to 260mm, the most ever in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The addition of four sturdy underbody skid plates endows the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with supreme offroad prowess.

Red front tow hooks complete the Trailhawk’s offroad enhancements, and combine with a distinctive matte black bonnet decal, and neutral grey mirrors and grille, to give the Trailhawk its distinctive look.

All Grand Cherokee models have a slimmer version of the trademark seven-slot grille, a design element that has featured on every Jeep model since the Willys original.

Reinforcing its offroad performance, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk has new Offroad Pages housed in its 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen.

Major visual updates to the exterior include a new grille and headlights, amps, new front fascia and new LED fog lamps.

A fresh selection of 18 and 20-inch wheels and a choice of six new exterior colours – for a total of 11 – complete the Grand Cherokee’s visual makeover.

Inside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a new ergonomically designed gear selector that falls to hand more naturally and is more intuitive to use.

The fitment of an acoustic windscreen and front door glass across the updated range improves the Grand Cherokee’s already impressive in-cabin refinement.

The range also introduces active safety updates like lanesense lane departure warning plus, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.