The Fiat Chrysler’s marquee crossover SUV is getting ready for a grand release soon, and is aiming to completely take the crossover SUV segment by storm by the time they do so. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee have refreshing chassis and cabin tweaks and upgrades and company officials hope this will be enough to see it reach new milestones in sales. With around a 1.02 units sold last year, Jeep hopes to boost their global sales figures further with their best ace up their sleeves.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Changes
But the obvious fact that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is way ahead of its rivals in its price segments means its real competitors include the likes of BMW X5, Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne Turbo; all of which compete with superior powertrain configurations, towing capability and amazing aesthetic, comfort and safety values.
Since the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is such an immensely successful vehicle, Jeep officials are not ready to completely change the whole package because customers seem to love the current generations with no complaints and total satisfaction.
A more revised and chiseled out chassis to make it visibly leaner, but more spacious within, is a major change to be given to it. But where the Grand Cherokee completely bowls out all competitors is its overall utility, sports grade appeal, a robust engine made for performance.
The upcoming 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be fit with the usual 20 inch alloy wheels like previous editions, and will get a wider wheelbase for better stability, sharper edges and body contours, slimming down effectively and reducing excess weight. This makes the Grand Cherokee 2017 much leaner, quick on the pickup, increases fuel efficiency and gives an aerodynamic edge over its rivals. The familiar front grille can be custom chosen to be in either chrome, body tone or a contrasting tone polish.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Exterior and Interior
That comes flanked by the sporty a bi-Xenon HID headlamps and thin strip daytime running LEDs below. The redesigned new HID headlight in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee respond intelligently to steering and give intuitive illumination, especially when turning corners or sharp bends on winding roads.A rear profile will get a wider tailgate, and dual chrome exhausts. Newly installed LED signature tail lights and a rear bumper are other features changed in the rear fascia and overall to the exteriors.
The interiors of 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee would be cozy, spacious, and spoil five passengers to no end; starting with top of the line leather upholstery for seats with heat packs and a greatly improved dashboard cluster and console. The whole interiors have a great contrast of tones, with coffee-beige seats and some attractive open pore wood accents, the console and instrument clusters come bordered in exquisite copper or chrome finish.
The center console, including its detached instrument panel, dials and buttons cluster and door panels come stitched in the same leather trim and are organized in a neat, smart configuration. The seats have edge welding and 4-way adjustment functionality.
Some great features on the instrument panel come with the 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment panel which can be used to control advanced navigation, collision alert system and entertainment options including satellite radio and a Harmad Kardon Audio system fully integrated with HDMI, USB, and AUX connectivity. Safety features are top of the line starting with side curtain airbags, hill descent and ascent assist, rear parking assist with a Park View rear parking camera, blind spot monitoring.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Powertrain
The powertrain configuration options for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are all about characteristic brute force of a complete all terrain capable SUV. The basic trims will have options for 3.6 liter V6 petrol Pentastar engine which gives 260 lb/ft of torque and 290 hp with a fuel efficiency of 25 miles/gallon on highways.
For diesel enthusiasts there is great news with the option for a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 that gives an impressive 240 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque. This engine makes for a respectable fuel efficiency of 30 miles/gallon on highways.
The final available drivetrain option is a whopping 5.7 liter V8 petrol engine that gives up to 360 hp and 390 lb/ft of torque. All configurations come with an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. And the last and strongest engine capacity of 6.4 liters, which will be able to produce 475 hp and 470 lb ft of torque.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Release Date and Price
The launch of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee might get delayed till late 2016, and is expected to cost anywhere from $35,000 to $55,000.