Grand Cherokee Wins Automotive Loyalty Award
Date 2009/1/22 8:20:03 | Topic: Grand Cherokee
|From a Chrysler LLC press release|
Chrysler LLC earned two top awards at this year's 13th Annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards. The 2009 Chrysler Town & Country was named "Automotive Loyalty Award-Minivan" for the eighth year in a row, and Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee took "Automotive Loyalty Award-Mid-size SUV."
"The Chrysler Town & Country being honored with its eighth consecutive award is a true testament to Chrysler's understanding of customer needs in the minivan segment," said Stephen Polk, Chairman, President and CEO of R. L. Polk Co. "The award for Jeep Grand Cherokee represents a significant milestone win for Chrysler as well, with loyalty at the highest level in the mid-size SUV category."
The awards recognize manufacturers for superior owner loyalty performance and are determined when a household that owns a new vehicle returns to market and purchases or leases another new vehicle of the same model or make.
"We are honored that our customers continue to choose Chrysler Town & Country and Jeep Grand Cherokee more than any other vehicle in their respective segments," said Steven Landry, Executive Vice President-North American Sales, Marketing and Mopar Parts and Service, Chrysler LLC. "With more than 25 years of minivan innovation, the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country is the best minivan to transport people and their things. And with more than 17 years of innovating the mid-size sport-utility market, the most capable and powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to take on life's ever-changing challenges, whether on- or off-road."
The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on- or off-road. Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a choice of three 4x4 systems -- Quadra-Trac I(R), Quadra-Trac II(R) and Quadra-Drive II(R). The Quadra-Drive II Jeep 4x4 system gives customers the ultimate in off-road capability with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (front/rear/center) for best-in-class tractive performance. Staying true to its legendary 4x4 heritage, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is Trail Rated(R). Independent front and five-link rear suspension systems and rack-and-pinion steering offer superior on-road ride, handling and performance and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Electronic Roll Mitigation maintain vehicle stability in a variety of road surface and weather conditions. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also features Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control to deliver off-road and towing capabilities. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 is $31,080 (including $780 destination).