2007 Grand Cherokee Debut

Date 2006/9/4 19:57:33 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

(from a Chrysler Group press release)

Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee has revolutionized the sport-utility (SUV) market. With best-in-class tractive capability and best-in-class power, the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road or off-road.

“Whether it’s on-road or off-road that your travels lead you, the Jeep Grand Cherokee cuts a trail no other SUV can follow,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Marketing, Chrysler Group. “Just as it did when it debuted on the market, the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee sets the benchmark for off-road capability and continues to do so for on-road refinement.”

For 2007, Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first to offer a diesel engine in the full-size SUV segment. The new 3.0-liter common rail turbo diesel (CRD) engine offers up to 30 percent improvement in fuel economy, class-leading torque, outstanding towing capacity (7,400 lbs. when properly equipped) and class-leading driving range (approximately 425 miles). Also new for the 2007 model year is a flex-fuel-capable, 4.7-liter, single-overhead-cam (SOHC) V-8 engine, which gives customers the ability to use up to an 85 percent concentration of ethanol (E-85) to fuel their vehicles.

The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee also adds side-curtain air bags with roll-detection system as a standard safety feature. Remote start is included as standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and Overland, and optional on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

“WHAT’S NEW FOR 2007”
Exterior

* Five new colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic
* Narrow molded-in-color black body molding for Laredo (Laredo appearance upgrade)
* Body color door handles on all Laredos
* Revised rear taillights
* Brushed aluminum stainless steel front sill guards on Overland

Interior

* Improved finish on upper instrument panel
* Color keyed interior color cup holders
* Center console bezel changed from black to match other interior bezels — Laredo
* Chrome accent HVAC knobs — Laredo
* Cut and sew padded vinyl center arm rest — Limited
* Chrome rings on instrument gauges — Laredo

Powertrain / Chassis

* 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel (CRD) engine with Dana 44 axle in 2WD models (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
* Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) standard
* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
* Remote start
* Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
* Standard tires: P245/65R17 Goodyear Fortera replaces Wrangler SRA and HP

Safety and Security

* ParkSense® Rear Back-up System on Laredo
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera — Available Laredo and Limited
* Active turn signals — “3-Blink Lane Change”
* Standard side curtain air bags

Packages

* Fog lamps optional on Laredo Package
* Laredo Popular Equipment Group with heated seats, remote start and adjustable pedals optional on Laredo Package
* Sun and Sound Group with AM/FM/six-disc CD and power sun roof optional on Laredo Package
* Premium Sound Group with Boston Acoustics and SIRIUS optional on Laredo Package




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