2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee come back

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Update 6/10/2010: All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee returns in commercial

The all-new  2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee final made its return with the first commercial debut since the join alliance with Fiat to get the Chrysler back into momentum. With that, Chrysler redesigned the the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be not only fuel efficient but attractive and agile as well. Out with the bulkiness style and gas guzzling image, and in with the leaner, cleaner, and stylish modern Jeep.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a big deal to Chrysler, it could be the last bullet to hit or miss the car market. And we think that Chrysler is on the mark with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Just one look at the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we know that this car can perform as well as looking attractive with its lean, smooth look. No beef-cake “Arnold” look here, but rather a lean-guy look from the cover of  Men’s Health.

So what underneath the hood to go along with the new image?  The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee packs a punch with Chrysler’s all-new 290-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which gives an 11 percent improvement in fuel economy. That translates into up to 23 mgp and over 500 miles on one tank of gas. Vegas, anyone?

For entertainment, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with live mobile TV (FLO TV), SIRIUS Backseat TV and UConnect Web, which transforms the vehicle into a “hot spot” to deliver the Internet directly to the vehicle.

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in 3 models: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 pricing starts at $30,995.  And while the Laredo 4×4 pricing starts at $32,995, which the price range are very well priced.

Jump to the press release below for more details.

4/26/2010

Chrysler is down but not out yet. Its revitalization continues with the come back of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The guys at Piston Spy got two shots of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee while it was testing at the Nurburgring. No my friend, the age of SUV is not over yet, especially when it is Chrysler’s bread and butter brand.

Chrysler plans to have the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be more fuel efficient and technological advanced than its demised brethren, the HUMMER. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will have an option of a V6 or V8 HEMI gasoline engine in the good old U.S. of A. While the rest of the frugal world will be able to choose a diesel version. Why? Simply, because us Americans are not about to go backward in time.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be outfitted with the new Quadra-Lift to give you the options of ride quality. You will be able to choose from a number of settings that will either raise the SUV by 2.6 inches or lower its height by about half an inch. Of course, these ride settings will its own diverted power to get better traction with either more power to the rear or to the front wheels. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Sand/Mud in your face condition: Traction control and Quadra-Lift are more sensitive to wheel spin with torque split at 50/50 front/rear
  • Sport drive: Cuts the traction control back, lowers the Jeep by half an inch, and gives 80% of power to the rear wheels
  • Automatic operation with torque split at around 40/60 front/rear
  • Snowy condition: Traction and Quadra-Lift tuned for snow-covered roads; the torque split is around 50/50
  • Rock climbing: The suspension raises to the maximum 11.1 inches with torque split at  around 50/50 on all-wheel drive

From the spy photos, it looks like the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is ready to hit prime time this fall. Stay tuned….more details will be spilled soon.

  • Clark

    I really like the new GC. However, for $39,000 it seems that there are better choices than that. A “top-of-the-line” model would cost nearly $50,000. The RX or MDX are less then that. German SUV’s are even less. To expensive, even it performs great it still will not have a prestigious logo out front.