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Jeep recalling almost 35,000 cars in Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia will recall almost 35,000 Jeep SUVs after two separate recalls were made public this week. Approximately 28,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee models will be recalled locally in response to the Chrysler Group’s announcement that it will voluntarily recall 1...

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander: 5000 cars recalled locally

Around 5000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander models have been recalled in Australia for a fault relating to the SUVs' transmission. The Jeep Grand Cherokee (pictured top) and Jeep Commander (pictured below) models affected were built between 2005 and 2010 and are part of a global recall of about 469,000 Chrysler Group SUVs found to have a software fault linked to the vehicles’ transmission resulting in the gearbox inadvertently shifting itself into neutral...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk limited edition launched

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk limited edition is now available in Australia, adding a host of visual and functional upgrades to the full-size 4WD. Jeep is bringing 160 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk special editions to Australia, targeting four-wheel-drive enthusiasts with the model’s combination of Jeep’s Quadra-Lift II 4x4 system and Quadra-Lift air suspension, underbody protection plates and 18-inch Goodyear Silent Armour all-terrain tyres...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 track tested by CEO

While some senior executives may be happy sitting in an office, SRT CEO and senior vice president of design at Chrysler Group, Ralph Gilles, prefers to be in the driver's seat, literally. Seen in recently released footage behind the wheel of the 351kW/630Nm 6.4-litre HEMI V8-powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Gilles hustles the 2336kg SUV around the new Circuit of the America’s in Austin, Texas...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT unveiled

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been launched in Detroit with the new model showcasing an updated and sharper look, upgraded interior and improved performance. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT - which is not expected in Australia until late this year (and potentially early 2014) - was announced just months after the current SRT8 arrived in Australia and is expected to continue on from the success of the existing model, which has seen unprecedented local demand...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift: fresh styling, new 8-speed auto

The facelifted 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revealed ahead of its official unveiling at this week's Detroit auto show. The updated Jeep Grand Cherokee benefits from fresh exterior styling, a revised cabin featuring new technology and eight-speed automatic transmissions across the range...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine, Vapour special editions for Australia

Two special editions of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – Alpine and Vapor – have been confirmed for Australia, adding extra attitude and exclusivity to the high-performance flagship SUV. Jeep Australia is bringing 200 of both the Alpine and Vapor special editions, which are priced from $81,900 – a $5900 premium over the regular Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8...

Jeep airbag recall: over 900,000 SUVs affected worldwide

Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 Jeep SUVs across the globe due to an airbag fault that could result in the airbags being inadvertently deployed. Reuters reports that 919,545 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs from 2002 to 2004 require checks to fix a faulty part in the cars' airbag control module...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 priced at $76,000

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has been launched in Australia with a starting price of $76,000. The performance-oriented large SUV enters the market with essentially no direct competition as the US-based manufacturer struggles to meet exceptionally high consumer demand for the standard model as a result of low production volumes...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland now available with V6 petrol engine

The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is now available in Australia with the option of an entry-level V6 petrol engine. Priced from $65,000 before on-road costs, the 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar-powered Grand Cherokee Overland is $4500 cheaper than both the equivalent 3.0-litre diesel and 5.7-litre V8 Overland variants...

Jeep Grand Cherokee passes another rollover test

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has passed another independent ‘moose test’, dispelling speculation that the big US-built SUV is a rollover safety risk. Questions of the Grand Cherokee’s safety were sparked earlier this month when Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld (Technology World) almost flipped a Swedish-spec version of the SUV in a lane-change manoeuvre test and consequently called for Jeep to stop selling the vehicle...