2005 Jeep WK Grand Cherokee Press Photos & Release

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The All-New 2005 Jeep® Grand Cherokee

Most Capable SUV In The Outback And The Opera

Three New Full-Time 4×4 Systems Designed to Meet Individual Driving Needs
First Time Availability Of 5.7-Liter HEMI® V-8 in a Jeep® Provides Best-In-Class Power
All-New Exterior Design and Improved Interior Refinements Hold True to Jeep Heritage

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee has revolutionized the sport-utility market. With best-in-class tractive functionality and best-in-class energy, the all-new 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and constructed to grasp each possible day-to-day driving situation, whether or not on-road or off-road.

The third technology Jeep Grand Cherokee presents improved functionality and superior on-road experience and dealing with in a well-appointed bundle with quite a few new premium facilities. The result’s a Jeep that’s all-new from the bottom up, and all Jeep from the within 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 path no different SUV can comply with,” mentioned Jeff Bell, Vice President – Jeep. “Just because it did when it first debuted available on the market, the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee units the benchmark for off-road functionality and continues to take action for on-road refinement.”

Class-Leading Four-Wheel Drive Capabilities

Three new full-time four-wheel drive methods can be found on Grand Cherokee. Quadra-Trac® I makes use of the NV140 single-speed switch case to supply handy full-time four-wheel drive with no switch case lever to shift or driver interplay required. Offering a single-speed switch case attracts a brand new group of consumers to the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup, and builds on the succesful, entry-level, two-wheel drive variations, which at present account for roughly 25 p.c of Jeep car gross sales.

Quadra-Trac® II incorporates the brand new NV245 switch case that gives full-time energetic four-wheel drive, which anticipates and prevents wheel slip for optimum traction throughout a variety of circumstances. The NV245 additionally contains digital shift with a real low-range gear and impartial for towing Grand Cherokee behind one other car. Quadra-Drive® II takes unparalleled Jeep functionality to a fair larger plateau utilizing Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) – entrance/middle/rear – providing prospects the last word in off-road functionality. ELSD replaces the Vari-Lock® progressive axles used on the Quadra-Drive system from earlier technology Jeep automobiles for even faster response to altering circumstances and higher torque capability.

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New Engines Delivering Performance and Power

For the primary time ever, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine is offered on a Jeep car to supply best-in-class energy. The 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 will substitute and ship much more peak energy than the earlier 4.0-liter I-6 engine within the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup. And, the 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 engine will even proceed to be obtainable on Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the primary sport-utility car to supply the Multi-Displacement System (MDS). MDS deactivates half the cylinders of the 5.7-liter HEMI throughout cruising and lightweight acceleration to extend gasoline financial system by as much as 20 p.c, relying on driving circumstances. Ninety p.c of peak torque is offered from 2400 to 5100 rpm for glorious efficiency whereas trailer towing, touring off-road in addition to metropolis and freeway driving. A classy Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system tailors throttle response to pedal motion primarily based on working circumstances, and maintains extra constant car pace on rolling grades when cruise management is energetic than the previous mechanical throttle management system.

With roughly seven p.c much less displacement, the three.7-liter V-6 generates extra peak energy than the 4.0-liter I-6 engine it replaces, whereas producing comparable torque. The engine additionally supplies smoother, quieter operation, added sturdiness, and contributes to raised packaging. This engine, first launched on Jeep Liberty and Dodge Ram fashions, shares many design options with the 4.7-liter Power Tech V-8 engine.

All-New Suspension and Steering System Provides Best-in-Class Ride and Handling

An all-new impartial entrance suspension supplies the motive force with a higher sense of precision and management, extra exact steering, and reduces car weight and head toss. Front suspension wheel journey is elevated by virtually 10 p.c over the earlier technology car, and a decent turning diameter of 37.1 ft. is tighter than the present Jeep Grand Cherokee to supply much more nimble dealing with.

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The new five-link rear suspension geometry, together with a monitor bar, additionally improves lateral stiffness to match that of the entrance suspension for optimum dealing with.

The progressive Dynamic Handling System (DHS) will likely be obtainable with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine – a Chrysler Group first utility of a hydraulic-controlled energetic stabilizer system. DHS delivers a excessive stage of driver confidence by considerably decreasing physique roll, leading to sportier dealing with when turning or maneuvering, whereas offering a smoother experience when touring straight forward. DHS will likely be a late availability providing on the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Also provided for the primary time on the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which aids the motive force in sustaining car directional stability in extreme driving maneuvers on any sort of floor. Using indicators from sensors all through the car, the system determines the suitable brake and throttle changes for directional stability of the car.

Grand Cherokee’s new rack and pinion steering system imparts a extra exact steering really feel translated to the motive force by means of fewer linkages than a recirculating ball steering system. Even with the two.5-inch improve in monitor, Grand Cherokee’s nimbleness and tight turning diameter are maintained with the brand new steering system.

All-New Five-Speed Automatic Offers Premium Refinement

An all-new five-speed automated transmission presents easy shifts and optimum gasoline financial system with the three.7-liter V-6. The 545RFE five-speed automated transmission used with the 4.7-liter V-8 and 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI has been refined for higher-quality shifts whereas growing the Grand Cherokee’s most towing capability.

Both transmissions function Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver interactive shift management for the primary time on Grand Cherokee. The shifter supplies absolutely automated shifting when within the “drive” place, or the motive force can manually choose every gear by merely shifting the shifter left and proper from the “drive” place. This offers the motive force management to exactly match any on-road or off-road driving requirement.

A brand new skid plate group is offered, which features a stamped metal switch case skid plate that mounts to the transmission cross member and a gasoline tank skid plate that gives off-road safety to the switch case.

Legendary Grand Cherokee Size, Styling and Comfort

Grand Cherokee’s new design supplies a recent return of an athletic look. Up entrance, the signature seven-slot grille, flanked by the practical spherical look high-performance halogen headlamps, boldly dominates the design assertion. These spherical headlamps unify the unmistakable front-end look of your entire Jeep lineup. A proportionally longer hood and higher distance between the middle of the entrance axle and base of the windshield visually communicates a extra highly effective picture. Helping to realize a extra athletic look is a flatter windshield and sooner A-pillar. The total design additionally helps to enhance car aerodynamics and car gasoline financial system. The physique is shrink-wrapped to the bundle, enabling designers to emphasise the highly effective wheel flares. Larger taillamps within the rear function crimson and clear lenses for an upscale look. Overall, the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee preserves the right-size bundle that’s essential for off-road use and supplies nimble on-road dealing with.

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All-New Interior Provides Next Generation Sophistication

Grand Cherokee’s new inside is wealthy and welcoming with a two-tone instrument panel, door trim and new finishes. Seat contours are exact and ergonomic with elevated seat monitor journey. Increased headroom provides a sense of much more spaciousness to the inside. The dramatic and stylish instrument panel design presents a excessive diploma of precision and management. In the cargo space, options corresponding to a reversible load ground panel improve versatility and storage. New premium facilities – together with GPS Navigation radio, rear seat DVD, Boston Acoustics audio, UConnect™ hands-free communication system, Smart Beam® and ParkSense™, rear park help, will likely be obtainable on the brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Trail Rated

The Jeep Trail Rated badge communicates that the car has been designed to carry out in a wide range of difficult off-road circumstances recognized by 5 key consumer-oriented efficiency classes: Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology established by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively measure and persistently predict off-road efficiency for all Jeep automobiles at the moment and into the longer term. Through a mix of pure and managed subject assessments, in addition to computer-simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated supplies a repeatable and constant measurement of off-road efficiency for Jeep automobiles. Only Jeep automobiles are Trail Rated.

The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee will likely be produced on the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, beginning within the third quarter of 2004. Assembly for markets exterior North America will start subsequent yr on the Magna Steyr meeting plant in Graz, Austria.

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