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  • ABMPSV

    I do not like 4wd but this looks much better than previous Jeeps. Back reminds me a little bit of BMW X5. Engine not bad fuel economy is nearly the same as Ford Territory.

    • Aleks

      Same a territory, I don’t think so. They can say what they want about it, but good luck averaging better then 12L in a territory.

      • ben

        haha true our Territory does 15.3L/100!!! its crazy

  • Jeremy

    Live axles or independant suspension?
    Real 4wd or wannabe poseur-mobile?

    • http://www.caradvice.com Macs for me

      I have a WG Grand Cherokee which has live front axles, however I believe this new model has independent front suspension, just like the current Prado, Landcruiser 200 & the yet to be released Nissan Patrol.

      You can still raise an independent front by 2″, even more if you’re prepared to spend the $’s to do it. However, if you’re after serious lift & flex, you dont pick any of the above.

      Jeep are chasing a market which doesnt include really serious lift kits & is aimed at the Prado’s Pathfinders & cruiser of the world. It is a good looking vehicle, regardless however Jeeps have always had one of the best 4wd systems available & I doubt that will change with this new one.

  • Fenno

    Looks like a squeared off Touareg mated with a Honda MDX
    Economy sounds okay for the size of the car.

  • Handsome_Al

    They should fix the problem with reliability and logistic issues first before anyone could trust Chrysler again..

    • Hung Lower

      The former European built models did not have the same issues with reliability or build quality.
      I reckon this looks the goods and if priced under the competition it should sell well.

  • Valet Dabess

    that looks niiiiice

  • sammo

    Dare I say it, but this is one classy looking Jeep!

    Mind you, let’s wait and see what it looks and feels like in the flesh before we draw any conclusions – because cars ALWAYS look better in official photos than they do in real life.

    • Baddass

      I’ve got a feeling this ruggedly-handsome Jeep will look mighty fine in the flesh. IMO it’s the best looking Jeep yet.

  • Able

    This is the first Jeep ever where I fully agree with the design, it looks fantastic! The interior wood is abit yucky however…

    • nick

      No worse than any Toyota or Mitsubishi. But yes I do wonder why they bother with wood in cars if they’re going to make it look that bad.

  • Shak

    Jeep have cleaned up their act. Nice car and the economy isnt half bad.

  • Reckless1

    This thing will compete against the likes of Prado and Pajero – ie, proper 4WD with low range.

    As such, it will blow away those other two ugly creations. The Jeep looks bloody good both externally and internally (save for the poxy steering wheel), and with the air suspension option provides an excellent lift option for rock crawling.

    The biggest hurdle to overcome is it’s tendency to be a maintenance nightmare.

  • Baji

    I agree with all the previous comments – this is a great looking Jeep. Much better design than any of the Japanese 4wd’s.

  • Dan

    Price is going to be the main issue for me. If Jeep Australia can’t sell a US$35k car at a competitive price, then Jeep will never gain a significant foothold here. With the Aussie dollar around 85 cents US, it should not be hard to keep the car in the low-mid $50k range.

  • http://www.iandmindustries.com.au/ Ductmate

    Hi all, I am still curious about the product launch in Australia. To me its a really good SUV with much more improved features. Waiting for Australian launch.

  • Steve

    With the AUS$ now reaching parity with the US$ it will be interesting to see if dealers here try to squeeze us for the max profit. It seems although our dollar is very strong, everything we buy that is imported remains at similar prices regardless. Ipod is a good example.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs

Car Details
Make
JEEP
Model
GRAND CHEROKEE
Variant
LAREDO
Series
ZG
Year
1996
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
ELECTRONIC F/INJ
Engine Size
4.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 6
Max. Torque
301Nm @  2400rpm
Max. Power
130kW @  4600rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
74.3W/kg
Bore & Stroke
98.4x87mm
Compression Ratio
8.75
Valve Gear
OVERHEAD VALVE
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
4 SP AUTOMATIC 4x4
Drive Type
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.73
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
87
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
15L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1750
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1716mm
Length
4500mm
Width
1800mm
Ground Clearance
208mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2265  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
BALL - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.9
Front Rim Size
7.0Jx15
Rear Rim Size
7.0Jx15
Front Tyres
215/75 R15S
Rear Tyres
215/75 R15S
Wheel Base
2690
Front Track
1473
Rear Track
1473
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control
Control & Handling
Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control, Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Entertainment
Radio Cassette with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  12,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  50,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-H-23
Country of Origin
AUSTRIA