2005 Grand Cherokee Product Launch

Date 2004/8/17 0:00:00 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

DaimlerChrysler official unveils the 2005 Grand Cherokee
Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee has revolutionized the sport-utility market. With best-in-class tractive capability and best-in-class power, the all-new 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road or off-road.

The third generation Jeep Grand Cherokee offers improved capability and superior on-road ride and handling in a well-appointed package with a number of new premium amenities. The result is a Jeep that is all-new from the ground up, and all Jeep from the inside out.

“Whether it’s the outback or the opera that your travels lead you to, the all-new Trail-RatedTM Jeep Grand Cherokee cuts a trail no other SUV can follow,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep. “Just as it did when it first debuted on the market, the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee sets the benchmark for off-road capability and continues to do so for on-road refinement.”

The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is $26,775, including $645 destination.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee will begin to arrive in dealerships this fall.

“The all-new 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers customers a $2,000 better value than its predecessor,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep.  “We’ve been able to lower the price on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo models by $1,780, while adding $300 more in content.  Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited prices are $1,000 lower for V-8 models, while providing customers with $700 more in content.”

With an MSRP of $26,775 for 4x2 models and $28,745 for 4x4 models (including destination), the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo comes standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to an all-new five-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new five-speed automatic transmission provides an excellent balance of performance and fuel economy.  The Quadra-Trac I full-time four-wheel drive system offers customers the convenience of full-time four-wheel drive.  The system provides for smooth operation over a variety of road surface conditions.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited comes standard with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.  The Quadra-Trac II 4x4 system provides full-time active four-wheel drive, which anticipates and prevents wheel slip for optimum traction during a wide range of conditions.  It also includes the benefit of the Brake Traction Control System.

The MSRP for Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 models is $32,100 (including destination), while the MSRP for Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 models is $34,690 (including destination).

Other standard features on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited include power adjustable pedals with memory, rain-sensing automatic wipers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, electochromic interior rearview mirror, six-way power driver and four-way power front passenger seats, Infrared Dual Zone Climate Control, AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD with MP3 capability, Boston Acoustics six-speaker premium sound system with 276-watt digital amplifier and leather interior trim.

A 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine (330 hp/375-lb. ft. torque) with the fuel-saving Multi-Displacement System and five-speed automatic transmission including Quadra-Drive II and Electronic Stability Program is also available on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited models.  The MSRP for Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited models equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine is $37,860.

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