Nearly two decades ago, Jeep invented the premium sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than four million sales later, Jeep improves the formula and delivers the ultimate combination of Jeep 4x4 capability and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand’s legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. It also offers improved fuel economy and a world-class interior cabin.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee features the first application of the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This all-new flexible-fuel 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and features an all-new design with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and a high-pressure die-cast aluminum cylinder block. It features variable-valve timing (VVT) and delivers 290 horsepower (216 kW) and 260 lb.ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm. The all-new V6 engine improves fuel economy up to 11 percent compared to the previous Grand Cherokee equipped with a V6.
In addition it includes a variety of advanced technology, connectivity and infotainment features including Bluetooth hands free calling and streaming audio, Uconnect Web and SIRIUS Backseat TV. All this is topped by the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit – the most luxurious, distinctive and comprehensively equipped production Jeep vehicle ever.
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the new Quadra-Lift air suspension system features five height settings for optimum ride performance. Quadra-Lift adds up to 4.1 inches of lift span that is supported by four-corner air springs that provide a cushioned, premium ride. Quadra-Lift operates automatically, or may be controlled manually via console controls.
In addition to the Quadra-Lift air suspension system, the all-new Selec-Terrain traction control system lets customers choose the off-road setting for the optimum experience on all terrains. The Selec-Terrain’s control dial allows the driver to choose from five different modes to suit five different driving conditions in order to achieve the best driving experience on all terrains. The modes being: Sport, Snow, Auto, Sand/Mud and Rock.
With the front air dam removed, and the available Quadra-Lift air suspension system, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 34.3-degree approach angle, (compared to 32.3 on previous model), a 29.3-degree departure angle (compared to 27.5 on previous model) and 23.1-degree break over angle (compared to 20.4 on previous model).
The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes more than 45 safety and security features and is a 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.
Standard safety features include electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation (ERM), four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with rough-road detection, four-wheel brake traction control system, keyless Enter-N-Go, remote keyless entry, express up/down windows for driver and front-seat passenger, seat-belt pretensioners, trailer-sway control and remote start, which is standard on Limited and Overland and available on Laredo models.
Other standard safety features include full-length side-curtain air bags, which extend protection to front and rear outboard passengers, seat-mounted side thorax air bags that enhance protection for the driver and front passenger, and active head restraints, which deploy in the event of a rear collision.
The body structure is all new and designed to achieve expected safety performance in global markets (new roof-crush standards, side-impact standards and European pedestrian impact standards).
The all new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available at DIMO, the general distributor for Jeep and Chrysler. DIMO has priced the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, at a competitive price of 16 million rupees onwards. This go anywhere do anything machine and can be viewed at the DIMO head office at 65, Jethawana Road, Colombo 14 or the showroom at 385, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03 where test drives could arranged on appointment. DIMO offers The Jeep Grand Cherokee with a warranty of two years against unlimited mileage along with state of the art workshop facilities and 24 hour road-side assistance anywhere in Sri Lanka.