Jeep Ireland has announced details of its updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with prices commencing from €70,950. The latest Grand Cherokee benefits from a raft of enhancements and now has a new Start&Stop function and electric power steering which helps to achieve a 14 gram reduction in CO2 (to 184g/km), compared with the previous model year. Fuel economy has also been improved to 40.4 mpg on diesel versions.
Unlike conventional power steering, the new electric power steering system, with selectable driving modes, does not draw power from the engine and, with a resultant reduction in fluid weight, fuel savings are made, in conjunction with the new Stop&Start function. Designed to enhance Grand Cherokee’s striking design, the new model’s bold styling includes a range of new exterior colours: Velvet Red, Redline and Ivory Tri-Coat, while acoustic glass improves the cabin experience.
Inside, a new, more substantial premium gear lever replaces the previous aircraft-style e-shift, and a new, revised centre stack includes Sport and Stop&Start buttons. The electric power steering with selectable drive modes (Sport, Comfort or Normal) is introduced along with safety features such as a ‘Stop’ function up to 7mph on the Rear Park Assist.
Just some of the standard equipment on the Jeep Grand Cherokee includes, 20″ alloy wheels and Bi-Xenon headlights as well as luxurious touches such as black leather trimmed upholstery and a Uconnect 8.4inch smart-touch navigation system. The Overland variant (€76,850) gains a leather trimmed upper dash and ‘Nappa’ leather trimmed upholstery plus a CommandViewTM panoramic sunroof. The Summit model costs €82,450 and benefits from ‘Natura Plus’ leather trimmed upholstery with ventilated front seats, Harmon Kardon® premium audio system and safety features such as forward collision warning plus and blind spot and cross path detection. The range-topping Grand Cherokee SRT delivers everything you would expect from a high performance SUV and is now priced at €109,950, a saving of over €10,000. It features a 6.4-litre V8 HEMI engine delivering 468hp plus 20-inch ‘Black Vapour’ SRT alloy wheels with high performance Pirelli tyres and a Quadra-tracTM active on-demand 4WD system.