The next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched at 2009 New York Auto Show. The grand Jeep is based on the Mercedes-Benz ML platform thanks to the fact that it was developed when Jeep and Merc were still part of the DaimlerChrysler company.
Engines presented are a 3.6-litre V6 209kW (280hp) and 353Nm baseline motor and a 5.7-litre HEMI worth 268kW (360hp) and 520Nm of torque.
The car features Jeep’s legendary all-wheel-drive Quadra system with a new Selec-Terrain system. Selec-Terrain offers modes for mud, sand, snow, rock, sport and auto driving.
Exterior looks have changed and the car looks smoother than the current one. It features a smaller front grille with smaller headlights and foglights. Overall length has been increased by 13.5cm and the wheelbase is some 291.6cm longer.
Improvements have been made to the interior as well which now has a more upmarket feel to it, although the silver plastics are still el cheapo compared to other premium SUVs. A new panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, keyless go, a rear view camera and Jeep’s awesome myGIG infotainment system are part of the package.