Friday, December 24, 2010

Jeep Grand Cherokee Product Chronology

Jeep Grand Cherokee Product Chronology

Nearly two decades ago, Jeep® invented the premium sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 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.

The All-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 MODEL YEAR
  • Available in two models – Laredo and Limited
  • Overland model dropped for 2010
2009 MODEL YEAR
  • Instrument panel upgrades to include Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM) System and Fuel-Saver notification
  • New 9-inch rear DVD screen replaces 8-inch screen
  • IPod interface available with Uconnect Navigation
  • New 5.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Leather Appearance Group optional on Limited and Overland models. Package includes: leather wrap on upper front- and rear-door bolsters, front-door armrests, the center console armrest/lid, instrument panel cluster brow, as well as on the two-piece shift knob
2008 MODEL YEAR
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Integrated headlamps with park/turn lens
    Refreshed front fascia and grille
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels—standard on Laredo
  • 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheels—standard on Limited, optional on Overland
  • 18-inch chrome-clad wheels—standard on Overland, optional on Limited
  • Center console, cup holders and armrests
    Four-gauge instrument cluster with LED illumination features black gauges surrounded with white pointers, silver accent field on Limited and Overland models
  • Fuel-Saver display on vehicles equipped with 5.7-liter V-8 engine and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
  • Heated first- and second-row seats—standard on Limited and Overland
  • MyGIG® Multimedia Infotainment System—optional on Laredo and Limited, standard on Overland (now called Uconnect Multimedia)
  • Remote Start with 3.0-liter CRD engine—standard on Limited and Overland
  • SIRIUS Backseat TVTM—optional on Limited and Overland
  • Soft-touch on upper instrument panel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column with integrated Electronic Vehicle Information Center controls on steering wheel
  • IPod interface—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited
  • Eight-inch DVD screen with rear video entertainment system—optional on Laredo, Limited and Overland
  • 115-volt power outlet—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
    Integrated second-row head restraints
  • 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in Maine, NY, VT, MA, CA)—standard on Limited
  • Hill-Descent Control System—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited 
and Overland
  • Hill-Start Assist (HSA)—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited and OverlandParkViewTM Rear Back-up
  • Camera—available without navigation system–optional Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
  • Trailer-Sway Control system—optional on Laredo and Limited, 
standard on Overland
  • Sun & Sound Group: Power sunroof, AM/FM/six-disc CD system
  • Premium Audio Group: Boston Acoustics premium audio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Rear 12-volt Power Outlet
  • Trailer-Tow Group: Class II receiver, four-pin wiring harness
  • Trailer-Tow Group: Class IV receiver, seven- and four-pin wiring harnessheavy-duty engine cooling (4.7L only), trailer-sway damping, includes full-size spare
  • Popular Equipment Group: Heated seats, Remote Start, adjustable pedals, roof side rails, adjustable roof rail crossbars, cargo compartment cover, 115-volt power outlet, fog lamps
  • Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group: (only available with 4.7L & 5.7L) Quadra-Drive II, skid plates, tow hooks
  • Rear Back-up Camera Group: 1 CD/DVD Audio, 6.5-in. screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, back-up camera, ParkSense
  • Rear Back-up Camera/Rear DVD Group: DVD, Rear Back-up Camera Group
  • Rear DVD Entertainment System Group: DVD rear entertainment system
  • 18-inch Chrome-Clad Wheel Group: Chrome-Clad over aluminum, OWL over BSW
  • Navigation/Rear Back-up Camera Group: MyGIG®, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, six-CD, rear back-up camera, ParkSense®, Rear Back-up Camera Group
2007 MODEL YEAR
  • 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 Laredo models
  • Revised rear taillamps
  • Brushed aluminum stainless steel front sill guards on Overland
  • Improved finish on upper instrument panel
  • Color-keyed interior color cup holders
  • Center console bezel changed from black to match other interior bezels—Laredo
  • Chromed accent HVAC knobs—Laredo
  • Cut- and -sew padded soft touch center armrest—Limited
  • Chromed rings on instrument gauges—Laredo
  • 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
    ParkSense® Rear-Park Assist System on Laredo
  • ParkViewTM Rear Back-up Camera—Available Laredo and Limited
  • Active turn signals—3-blink lane change
  • Standard side-curtain air bags
  • Fog lamps optional on Laredo Package
  • Laredo Popular Equipment Group with heated seats, Remote Start and adjustable pedals optional on Laredo Package
  • Sun & Sound Group with AM/FM/six-disc CD player and power sunroof optional on Laredo Package
  • Premium Sound Group with Boston Acoustics and SIRIUS optional on Laredo Package
2006 MODEL YEAR
  • New Overland 2WD and 4WD models
  • 5.7-liter V-8 with five-speed A/T (with Quadra-Drive II® on 4WD models)
  • Heated seats, sunroof, SmartBeam, UConnect Hands-free Communication System, ESP
  • Platinum finish appliqués and moldings
  • Wire lattice grille gray texture with platinum surround
  • Chromed front tow hooks
  • Body color front air dam with platinum accent
  • Platinum roof rack side rails with black crossbars
  • Platinum color accent moldings on exterior mirrors with power foldaway
  • Body color door handle grabs, license brow
  • Platinum finish on bodyside and beltline moldings
  • Body color sill moldings
  • Liftgate lightbar—Platinum
  • Rear bumper—Platinum accents
  • “Overland” badge
  • Supplemental side-curtain air bags
  • Navigation radio
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Unique, high-contrast two-tone seats with Ultra suede, accent stitching
  • Leather and real wood steering wheel
  • Real wood trim bezels—Instrument panel, door, console
  • Shifter handle real wood insert
  • Leather-wrapped center console armrest
  • Unique cluster graphics—Color only
  • Unique vinyl-wrapped Instrument panel cluster hood
  • Overland logo embroidered on front seatbacks
  • Cargo net
  • ParkSense™ Rear-Park AssistUnique 17-inch clad wheels—Platinum chrome
  • P245/65R17 A/T (Outside White Lettering) OWL tires
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring with display
  • Trailer-tow
  • Optional engine block heater
  • Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system
  • Optional (P3, P4 and P5)
  • One-touch up/down windows—New standard feature
  • Advanced side-air bag option
  • Audio input mini-jack on AM/FM CD radio
  • Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Brake Assist
  • LAREDO
  • New Black color
  • Quadra-Trac II, active full-time four-wheel drive, added to 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • as option on 4x4 models
  • Automatic liftgate flipper glass
  • High-performance halogen headlamps and fog lamps
  • Power sunroof with express-open and -close
  • X Packag
  • Heated seats (formerly optional)
  • Two-tone leather seats
  • Adjustable pedals (formerly optional)
  • Off-Road Group offered as option (P6 with tow hooks, OWL tires)
2005 MODEL YEAR
  • All-new Laredo and Limited 4x2 and 4x4 models with Uniframe® construction, aluminum hood, air dam, new fascias, grilles and bodyside moldingsLonger wheelbase and wider track for improved stability and ride
  • New independent short- and long-arm (SLA) front suspension and new five-link solid axle rear suspension
  • New variable ratio, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) (4x4 models without Electronic Limited Slip Differential)
  • Optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • New Laredo body color grille and Limited chromed grille
  • New Laredo black bodyside moldings and Limited chromed belt molding
  • Automatic liftgate flipper glass
  • New high-performance halogen headlamps and fog lamps. SmartBeam™ auto-dimming high-bea
  • headlamps available on Limited
  • Power sunroof with express-open and -close
  • Controller Area Network (CAN) electrical architecture
  • 3.7-liter V-6 engine replaces 4.0-liter I-6 engine
  • New 5.7-liter V-8 engine with multi-displacement system and electronic throttle control
  • 545RFE multi-speed automatic transmission featuring tow/haul mode and electronic range select; standar with 4-7-liter and 5.7-liter V-8 engines
  • W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission with electronic range select standard with 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional Vari-Lok® progressive rear axle for 4x2 models only
  • Quadra-Trac I full-time four-wheel drive
  • Quadra-Trac II active full-time four-wheel drive
  • Quadra-Drive II active full-time four-wheel drive with front and rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential
  • Hybrid (electric and engine-driven fans) cooling for 4.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Hydraulic cooling for 5.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Optional supplemental side-curtain air bags(b)
  • New two-tone interior color schemes
  • New Laredo eight-way power-adjusting driver and manual front passenger seat with lumbar
  • New driver eight-way and passenger four-way power seats with manual lumbar
    DVD rear-seat entertainment system
  • Boston Acoustics six-speaker audio system with 285-watt DSP amplifier
  • UConnect Hands-free Communication System
  • Full-screen, color DVD-based navigation system with integral AM/FM stereo radio with six-disc CD/MP3 player (REQ)
  • ParkSense Rear-Park Assist System
2004 MODEL YEAR
  • Special Edition, Freedom, Columbia Edition and Rocky Mountain models introduced
  • New fascia, grille and fog lamps on all Grand Cherokee models
  • All models available in choice of either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
  • Quadra-Trac I single-speed transfer case introduced on Laredo (only available with 4.0-liter I-6 engine)
  • New navigation radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM stereo, CD player and DVD-based navigation system
2003 MODEL YEAR
  • New high-back cloth seat standard for Laredo
  • Interior upper head impact protection—Meets 2003 federal standard
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
2002 MODEL YEAR
  • Premium Overland model
  • New 4.7-liter High Output V-8 engine—Standard on Overland, optional on Limited
  • Vari-Lok® rear differential replaces rear Trac-Lok®(a)—Optional without Quadra-Drive®
  • New Tire-Pressure Monitor system—Optional
  • New rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers—Optional on Limited; 
standard on Overland
  • Thermal expansion valve added to air conditioning system to enhance cool-down
  • New electroluminescent cluster lighting—Standard on Overland and Limited
  • New optional power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals
  • New optional inflatable supplemental side-curtain air bags for front and outboard rear seat occupant
  • Standard on Overland
  • Air bag system upgraded with multiple threshold sensors and dual-stage inflators
  • Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) added
2001 MODEL YEAR
  • New 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission with 4.7-liter engine provides a second overdrive ratio for increased highway fuel economy and reduced engine noise at highway speeds
  • Industry-first hydraulically driven engine cooling fan on 4.7-liter engine for increased fuel economy and efficiency
  • New Euro-style seats with gathered leather on Limited
2000 MODEL YEAR
  • Two-wheel drive available with 4.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Selec-Trac® transfer case available with 4.7-liter V-8 engine
1999 MODEL YEAR
  • Complete redesign
  • Quadra-Drive® four-wheel drive system with Quadra-Trac® II transfer case and Vari-Lok axles
  • 4.7-liter, SOHC, 16-valve SMPI V-8 engine (235 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • 4.0-liter, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6 engine upgraded (195 horsepower, 230 lb.-ft. of torque); meets LEV exhaust emission requirements in CA, NY, MA and NE Trading Region states
  • 45RFE multi-speed automatic transmission
  • New steering, suspension and brake systems
  • Infrared dual-zone climate control, Limited only
  • Inside, underfloor spare tire stowage
  • Next-generation driver and passenger air bags(b)
  • Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system
1998 MODEL YEAR
  • Limited with 5.9-liter V-8 engine
  • Improved-response steering gear
1997 MODEL YEAR
  • 4.0-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
  • Two-wheel drive available with 5.2-liter engine
1996 MODEL YEAR
  • 4.0-liter engine provides more usable torque and quieter operation
  • On-demand Quadra-Trac transfer case available
  • Driver and front-passenger air bags
  • Automatic-dimming day/night rearview mirror available
  • Heated front seats available
1995 MODEL YEAR
  • Higher torque for 5.2-liter engine
1994 MODEL YEAR
  • Four-wheel disc brakes on Limited
  • Front and rear side-guard door beams for side-impact protection
1993 MODEL YEAR
  • 5.2-liter V-8 engine introduced
  • Two-wheel drive available with 4.0-liter engine
1992 MODEL YEAR
  • Initial introduction spring 1992 as a 1993 mode

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