Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept with aggressive look to enter production


The new version of the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee made a great come back since the restructuring of Chrysler. Since then, its sales volume has been up to about 51 percent, with 127,444 units sold in 2011. This remarkable success has been due to the new design style along with a much more fuel efficient Pentastar V6 engine. With that, the company has just unveiled the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept at the Houston Auto Show.

From what we can tell,  this stealthy 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept gets a few subtle changes with a much more cleaner and leaner definition. It seems like the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept has been in gym a lot lately. The concept model is based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X, and Chrysler made it looks more aggressive with chrome and blacked-out theme. The most prominent changes are in the front fascia with a mesh grille texture in Platinum Chrome, a Platinum Chrome lower fascia applique, and Black headlamp bezels.

“Highlighted by a unique platinum-chrome front-end appearance and distinctive black-gloss 20-inch wheels and exterior treatments, our new Grand Cherokee concept provides a completely new look – one that is edgy and aggressive, and certainly different than any Grand Cherokee on the road today,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep enthusiasts have always appreciated limited-edition models and the ability to customize their vehicles. This new Grand Cherokee comes with a unique, ‘factory-customized’ stealth appearance directly from Jeep, and is certain to attract interest from an array of potential customers.

And in the interior, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept gets standard leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 9-speaker 506 watt amp sound system with subwoofer for a more punchy sound. There are a slew of connectivity and techno gadgetry such an iPod/MP3 connectivity, rear back-up camera, rear-park assist system, keyless entry, and hands-free communications system.

No words on the powertrain, but we expect the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee to get an even more fuel efficient Pentastar V6 engine. And like many Chrysler products, an SRT version with a HEMI V8 engine is expected to be in the pipeline as well.

The 2012 Grand Cherokee Concept will be in production later this year, and hopefully we will see it comes off the production line by this summer.