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There is no doubt that Jeep wants its customers to have an extreme experience. Having said that, it should come as no surprise that Jeep Grand Cherokee has received more than a scintilla of attention from both automotive retailers and general magazines and websites on the subject. The site gives the same vehicle a "4x4 of the Year" and other awards. It performs well on highways as well as on rugged roads. It is also a mid-size vehicle with powerful engines.

The story of the Jeep Grand Cherokee began in 1983, as engineers for American Motors (AMC) set about designing a successor to the existing smaller vehicle that was the Jeep Cherokee (XJ). The AMC commissioned three designers - Larry Shinoda, Adam Clenet and Giorgetto Giugaro - to create a clay template of the model to replace it (this would be referred to as the "XJC" project). The Jeep Concept 1 of 1989 would foretell the basic design. It was the first jeep vehicle from Chrysler, and it first came to the attention of the public at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

It has received considerable acclaim on Top Gear, a television programme about motor vehicles that is famed for being hosted by the often humorous Jeremy Clarkson. And while he is well-known for his contempt of Americans and American culture, he is willing to say that it is by no means "cutting edge", but it nevertheless "has charm". It scores fairly for comfort, quality, handling and practicality, but it was awarded above average marks for performance. However its running costs are given the terrible mark of 1 / 20 - this is due to poor emissions and bad fuel economy.

A variety of engines apply to Jeep Grand Cherokees. For example, the SRT-8 model could have a 6. 1 L Hemi V8, with 425 hp and 420lb / ft of torque. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Attracts Attention

Compare this to the 4. 7 L PowerTech V8 (265 hp, 305lb / ft) for the Laredo / Limited model or the 3. 0 L OM642 V6 (215 hp / 376lb / ft) for the Laredo, Limited and Overland models.

Various models would come into existence over time. As from 2007, later models were much improved. Like the ZJ series (1993-1998) - the Base model had a complete set of instruments, a cloth interior and par-for-the-course 5speed manual transmission. The later WJ models (1999-2004) saw their spare tyres relocated from the side of the cargo compartment to underneath the floor. The WK models of 2004-2010 have 4-wheel drive and rear-seat DVD player as standard features.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee oozes luxury. Many changes have been made since its debut in 1983. It is much better than the Grand Jeep Wagoneer. However, the Cherokee is still available in standard designs - listed as a 4-door SUV, a 4x4 and a sports utility vehicle. A predecessor to the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, its layout is front engine and rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee came on the scene with more powerful features. Safety features were added. Fuel efficiency, engine capacity and rear wheel drives were also improved. Customers have an option of installing navigation, and satellite television.

Total sales in native America have been 200, 000+ every year from 1999-2003. However, the numbers fall to below 150, 000 for between 2004 and 2007; and fewer than 75, 000 in 2008. One site lists that sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited models starts off at £24, 300, and that it comes in six colours: Stone White Clearcoat, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Jeep Green Metallic Clearcoat, Modern Blue Pearlcoat and Red Rock Metallic Pearlcoat. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Attracts Attention

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Description: There is no doubt that Jeep wants its customers to have an extreme experience. Having said that, it should come as no surprise that Jeep Grand Cherokee has received more than a scintilla of attention from both automotive retailers and general magazines and websites on the subject. The site gives the same vehicle a "4x4 of the Year" and other awards. It performs well on highways as well as on rugged roads. It is also a mid-size vehicle with powerful engines. The story of the Jeep Grand Cherokee began in 1983, as engineers for American Motors (AMC) set about designing a successor to the existing smaller vehicle that was the Jeep Cherokee (XJ). The AMC commissioned three designers - Larry Shinoda, Adam Clenet and Giorgetto Giugaro - to create a clay template of the model to replace it (this would be referred to as the "XJC" project). The Jeep Concept 1 of 1989 would foretell the basic design. It was the first jeep vehicle from Chrysler, and it first came to the attention of the public at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.