The most technologically advanced 4×4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet

The Jeep® brand continues to climb to new heights at 80 years’ young, introducing the five-seater Grand Cherokee to South Africa alongside its ultra-luxurious seven-seater, long-wheelbase stablemate.

From the moment Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee in 1992, by literally driving the first production model through the glass front door of Cobo Hall in Detroit, signifying the breakthrough premium SUV, it set a new industry benchmark and quickly became synonymous with upscale design and uncompromised capability.

This fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on its legacy as the most-awarded SUV ever, bringing an all-new architecture, all-new exterior design, and all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship and first-to-market technologies to the global full-size SUV segment. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the most technologically advanced and 4×4-capable Jeep Grand Cherokee yet.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our global flagship and will be leading the Jeep brand into a new era of premium refinement, innovative technology, advanced 4×4 capability and electrification,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer. “With a perfect balance of on-road dynamics and 4×4 capability, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most technologically advanced, luxurious and 4×4-capable Grand Cherokee ever.” 

Setting the Standard

After more than seven million in global sales, the most acclaimed SUV ever continues to set the standard among all SUVs. The newest iteration has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made this Jeep a true global icon in the premium SUV segment.

  • More legendary capability – the most 4×4-capable Grand Cherokee ever; New class-exclusive sway bar disconnect allows for improved articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain
  • More technology – Uconnect 5 with a segment-first front passenger screen, new high-definition rear-seat entertainment system and Active Driving Assist
  • More space and versatility – with 4 094 litres of total interior passenger volume (+116 litres over the previous generation) and 1 068 litres of cargo space (+39.6 litres), the new Jeep Grand Cherokee offers enhanced levels of comfort and spaciousness, including accommodating a set of golf clubs transversely in the cargo hold
  • More innovative features – with an all-new architecture, all-new exterior design, all-new interior with front passenger screen, independent front and rear suspensions and class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension with electronic semi-active da­mping 
  • More world-class craftsmanship – resulting in the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever, including a 950-watt 19-speaker McIntosh audio system standard on Overland and Summit Reserve models
  • More safety – with more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including Active Driving Assist, plus 360-degree surround view and night vision cameras

The state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee is designed inside and out to deliver unmatched capability and composed driving dynamics. Its renowned Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system, Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system instil Grand Cherokee with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4×4 capability.

The all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise, vibration and harshness. Designed to maximize overall passenger safety, comfort and convenience, Grand Cherokee packs a powerful punch with next-generation features and technologies that make it a stand out in the full-size SUV segment.

Legendary Jeep 4×4 Capability

The Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers unrivalled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. That legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of the Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system. The system features an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip.

The class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, delivers up to class-leading 287 mm of ground clearance and 610 mm of water fording. The system automatically adjusts the shock tuning to changing road conditions for enhanced comfort, stability and control, or may be controlled manually with console controls, and features five height settings for optimum ride performance.

The class-leading Selec-Terrain™ traction management system lets customers choose the on- or off-road setting for optimum 4×4 performance. This feature electronically coordinates 4×4 torque split, braking and handling, steering and suspension systems, throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and steering feel.

The Selec-Terrain system offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimised calibrations for any given driving scenario.

New for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 is front axle disconnect. If the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require all-wheel drive, the front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in two-wheel drive, reducing drag on the driveline and improving fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.

Award-winning powertrain

The new Grand Cherokee range is powered by the all-aluminium 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 218kW and 352Nm of torque. Lauded for its power and refinement, the 60-degree angle between the Pentastar V6’s cylinder banks make it inherently smooth running, augmented by accessories that bolt directly to the engine block. A seven-time winner of the Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems award, the Pentastar V6 engine is compact, with features such as exhaust manifolds integrated into the cylinder heads.

Chain-driven dual overhead camshafts include two-step variable valve lift and variable-valve timing (VVT). This combination quickly tailors engine output to the demands of the driver for the best balance of performance and fuel economy.

Fuel-saving engine start-stop (ESS) technology is standard on the Pentastar V6. The ESS system
has been upgraded and refined for the Grand Cherokee. Changes include a pressure reserve element in the eight-speed transmission, which provides dedicated transmission fluid to the shift elements at engine restart for a quick launch. Refined powertrain controls and new starter technology minimize early engine restarts from minor movements of the driver’s foot on the brake pedal. Restart noise, vibration and harshness have been reduced via revised controls and switchable engine mounts.

The 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine is rated for a towing capacity of up to 2,812 kg and an estimated class-leading driving range of more than 800km.

VVT with dual-independent cam phasing enables better fuel efficiency across a wide torque band in
the Pentastar V6. Nearly 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque is available from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm – an important consideration when towing.

The Pentastar V6 engine mates to the durable, robust TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, which enhances fuel economy and delivers crisp and smooth gear changes. The widespread of gear ratios helps keep the engine rpm in the ideal range for the task – whether it’s cruising on the highway or exploring off-road trails. On-the-fly shift-map changing enables the transmission to quickly adjust its shift strategy to match the driver’s demands based on inputs, such as engine torque changes, hill detection, temperature and longitudinal and lateral acceleration.

All-new flexible architecture delivers world-class 4×4 capability, driving dynamics and durability

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is built on an all-new architecture that was mission-specific for the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee.

The Grand Cherokee’s new unibody construction and chassis with best-in-class Jeep 4×4 systems including Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Lift air suspension, and Selec-Terrain traction management system instill the entire Grand Cherokee lineup with legendary Jeep capability.

The flexibility of the new architecture allows for two different wheelbases and lengths. While the two-row Grand Cherokee and three-row Grand Cherokee L share the same overall width of 2150 mm, the five-seater Grand Cherokee has a 2,964 mm wheelbase compared with the Grand Cherokee L’s 3,090 mm wheelbase, 127 mm shorter. In overall length the five-seater 4,910 mm compared to the Grand Cherokee L’s 5204 mm, a 289 mm reduction. The fifth-generation five-seater package size was optimised to support Jeep capability without any customer compromise. 

The all-new Grand Cherokee – the most 4×4-capable Grand Cherokee yet – is the second vehicle in this family of capable Jeep SUVs to be built on the new architecture, following the first-ever seven-seater Grand Cherokee L launched last year.

Dynamic and capable model line-up

The new Grand Cherokee line-up consists of Limited, Overland, and Summit Reserve trims levels. Standard on all models is the all-aluminium 3.6-litre Pentastar V6.  

New exterior design

The all-new Grand Cherokee’s slim, sculpted exterior delivers more modern and updated premium appearance to the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever.

A lowered, tapered roof improves the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance and efficiency without sacrificing cargo spaciousness and utility, while the lowered beltline and expansive glass allow more light into the cabin and increase outward visibility.

A wider and larger iconic seven-slot grille and new front fascia conceals a long-range radar and other advanced technology features. An elongated, level-set hood and bold headfirst stance deliver visual strength and the aerodynamic body style allows for design flexibility, improved fit and finish.

New active grille shutters, front wheel spats, air curtains, hood aero flick, lowered roof line and rear vertical-pillar spoilers improve on-road performance and fuel efficiency.

A gloss black roof comes standard on Summit Reserve.

A widened track (36 mm increase) provides superior handling and nimble manoeuvrability and there are three wheel options with signature Jeep geometry and up to 21-inch diameter wheels offered for the first time.

All-new interior

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s luxurious, next-generation interior has evolved to feature handcrafted materials and modern amenities.

The front panel features new slim HVAC vents, a re-aligned centre stack for greater driver accessibility and 10.1-inch digital screens (digital cluster and touchscreen radio), as well as segment-first available 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display.

The all-new Jeep seating architecture features a length adjustable cushion for the front row passengers for the first time on a Jeep. The new 16-way adjustable front seats have power lumbar and memory and higher specification versions offer new front driver and passenger seat back massage. Heated/vented seats are available in first two rows, with three-level configurable controls.

The centre console layout now has updated switches, more storage space in the front bin that can hold two wireless devices and a wireless charger.

An all-new premium, full-suite of customisable LED lighting with daytime/night-time settings is standard on all trim levels for the first time on Grand Cherokee, and true ambient lighting with a five-colour selection is available on Overland and Summit Reserve models.

Advanced, high-tech safety and security features

The state-of-the-art Jeep Grand Cherokee ushers in an array of more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including innovative applications of technologies that refine the connection between driver, vehicle and the road.

Standard safety features across the line-up include:

  • Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
  • Rear Cross Path Detection 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Active Lane Management
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • Blind-spot Monitoring
  • ParkView rear back-up camera
  • ParkSense rear park assist sensors with stop
  • Switch-activated electric park brake
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring

Additional available safety features include:

  • New Night Vision Camera with pedestrian and animal detection
  • New Intersection Collision Assist
  • New Drowsy Driver Detection system
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist and new Traffic Sign Recognition
  • New 360-degree surround view camera system with front and rear washers

New Active Driving Assist (L2) hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving is also available.

Most technologically advanced Grand Cherokee ever

The new fifth-generation Grand Cherokee has the most available technology features in its history. The suite of features available includes:

  • Uconnect 5 – the most advanced Uconnect system ever offers up to three 10.1-inch and two 10.25-inch digital displays in the cabin and an intuitive user experience
  • A segment-exclusive front passenger screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, camera viewing and visual entertainment
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New digital rearview mirror
  • New full-colour, 10-inch windscreen head-up display (HUD)
  • New wireless charging pad in front centre console
  • Greater connectivity with two Bluetooth-enabled phones paired simultaneously
  • Tom-Tom navigation with predictive search, natural speech 

A state-of-the-art McIntosh audio system is available and features 19 custom-designed speakers (including a 10-inch subwoofer), 950-watts of power and a 17-channel amplifier. The Jeep brand is currently the only automotive manufacturer in the world to carry a McIntosh sound system.

With an unsurpassed blend of refined sophistication, dynamic performance, cutting edge technologies and unsurpassed levels of elegance, the new Grand Cherokee carries an attractive presence and capability that is uncommon in its class, unquestionably Jeep brand, and unmistakably world class. 

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack Plant, the city’s first new manufacturing facility in nearly three decades.

The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet
The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet
The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet
The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet

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