The new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the redesigned version of the existing Grand Cherokee, manufactured by Jeep, a part of the FCA US LLC. It is the highest selling vehicle in the United States and so far it has attained sales of more than 20 % of the targeted sales. By redesigning the existing vehicle, Jeep expects that the sale of the redesigned Grand Cherokee will reach 1.2 million units. The Grand Cherokee is one among the most lucrative models of Jeep. However, the release date of the new vehicle would be postponed for an indefinite time period, so the engineers could have a total re-look at the basic underpinnings of the vehicle.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Changes
That structural design of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 will be shared with the Grand Wagoneer, which is a bigger and more expensive derivative. This vehicle is designed to vie with luxury sport utility vehicles, such as the Sport SVR from Range Rover, X5 M from BMW, Cayenne Turbo S from Porsche and the ML63 AMG from Mercedes-Benz.
Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with some standard off-road features:
– Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) for all powertrains
– Grand Cherokee Quadra-Lift air suspension(developed for Trailhawk), improve articulation and total suspension travel
– Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine, Specs
The lower end models of the 2017 Grand Cherokee will be outfitted with the same naturally aspirated 5.7-liter Hemi V8 liters found in the present Grand Cherokee SRT. This engine offers the vehicle the essential power 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Jeep has new Multi-Displacement System which cuts four of the eight cylinders when they are not needed, helping save fuel. The second petrol engine will be 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 295 hp.
There will be diesel variant, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 which has 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It will have the fuel economy of 30 mpg highway and the incredible range of 700 miles with one tank.
The new vehicle will also come set with a supercharged, V8, Hellcat mill to provide the new vehicle with the maximum power and torque of 707 HP and 650 pounds per foot respectively.
It offers better acceleration to the new vehicle to make it attain the 60 mph velocity from the start in 4 seconds.
Price and the release date
At first, in its 2014 shareholder meeting, Jeep revealed that the revamped 2017 Jeep SUV would be released during the fall of 2017 and the novel Grand Wagoneer during the fall of 2018. It was also informed that the introduction of the new Grand Cherokee may be postponed for one year, whereas the launch of the Grand Wagoneer could be delayed even further.
In an associated matter, the Chrysler brand is on the rapidity to attain a sales target of 800,000 units in 2018. Some reliable sources also confirmed that a Chrysler brand product will be manufactured in China, but when the production would commence is not yet confirmed. It is expected that the new Cherokee will go on to sell about 90 % of its units in North America by 2018. The new vehicle will be constructed in China and it will be one among the brand’s existing products, such as the Chrysler 300 big sedan, Chrysler 200 midsize sedan or Town and Country minivan.
Jeep is on the speed to attain a target of 1.9 million in international automobile sales by 2018. That goal was offered as a part of the previous year five-year plan of Jeep. Jeep is of the opinion that the local production in foremost markets is necessary to reach the 2018 sales goal.
The manufacture of the undersized Jeep Renegade started in Brazil two months ago and the manufacture of the next gen Jeep Grand Cherokee in China will commence during the middle of 2016 and this will be trailed by the manufacturer of Renegade during the primary half of 2016.
According to the reliable sources, it will get a mild rejuvenate earlier than its revamp during 2018 or 2019. In the meantime, the Wrangler is generally on track with its revamp plans announced during May 2014. Part of the plan of Jeep is to lift FCA North American revenue margin further than its existing 4%. This is to instigate a luxury sport utility vehicle to vie with its powerful competitors.
For the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date is anticipated to be the second or third quarter of 2016 with the base cost of $65,000.
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