2008 Jeep WK Grand Cherokee Export Models

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2008Jeep® Grand Cherokee debuts in Europe

The New Jeep® Grand Cherokee debuts in Europe with More Innovative Technology, Restyled Interior and Exterior, an Improved Engine and More Premium Amenities

– Innovative Hill Descent Control that solely Jeep® engineers might ship

– Improved 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine delivers improved gasoline financial system; elevated horsepower and torque

– Restyled exterior and inside design stays true to its genuine Jeep character

– Even extra revolutionary, premium facilities together with MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System, HID auto-levelling headlamps and heated first- and second-row seats

[WKJeeps.com] Making its European debut, the brand new Jeep® Grand Cherokee was proven in France to media and model fans throughout the 2007 Euro Camp Jeep occasion. The Grand Cherokee affords an especially superior and versatile Hill Descent Control for vastly improved management in off-road conditions. A brand new Hill Start Assist holds the automobile mechanically on steep hills for a easy and managed drive away from a cease. Trailer Sway Control minimizes trailer sway throughout towing. The new Grand Cherokee additionally encompasses a new 4.7-litre V-8 engine that delivers an enchancment in gasoline financial system of greater than 5 per cent, with a 30 per cent improve in horsepower and a ten per cent improve in torque. The inside and exterior design is restyled and the brand new Grand Cherokee additionally encompasses a host of revolutionary, premium facilities.

“With the addition of a Jeep-engineered Hill Descent Control, a alternative of 5 engines, two four-wheel-drive programs and extra premium facilities than ever earlier than, the brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee provides extra functionality and refinement to the benchmark full-size SUV that created the posh SUV market when it debuted in 1992,” mentioned Thomas Hausch, Vice President, International Sales – Chrysler Group.

Jeep-engineered Hill Descent Control

Jeep engineering designed the Hill Descent Control system to imitate the downhill management and adaptability afforded by the ultra-low gearing present in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with its 4:1 ratio switch case and 6-speed handbook transmission. This gearing gives for six speeds of managed hill descent.

Operational within the 4WD Low place, Hill Descent Control gives downhill help at a managed price of pace with extra precision and smoother operation than merely utilizing the brakes. By technique of digital brake management, Hill Descent Control dietary supplements the gear discount and engine braking {that a} conventional mechanical low-range switch case gives. Unlike most of its rivals, the brand new Grand Cherokee with Hill Descent Control affords extraordinarily easy transitions between speeds and permits the driving force to make use of the throttle and brakes with out turning the system off, with a easy and managed return to the preset pace after the driving force releases the throttle or brakes.

In the Grand Cherokee, as soon as Hill Descent Control is activated with a push of a button within the centre stack, preset speeds might be chosen through the use of the transmission shifter. For ease of operation, after the Hill Descent Control button is engaged, Grand Cherokee’s Hill Descent Control is activated and deactivated mechanically, because the system senses modifications in topography. The system works whether or not the automobile is pushed in ahead or reverse.

The preset most speeds are:
1st gear: 1.6 km/h
2nd gear: 4 km/h
third gear: 6 km/h
4th gear: 9 km/h
fifth gear or D: 12 km/h
Reverse (R): 1.6 km/h
Neutral (N): 4 km/h

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Hill Descent Control was engineered to offer the smoothest transitions doable, even from an entire cease on extraordinarily steep and slippery surfaces.

Hill Descent Control is commonplace on all Grand Cherokee fashions besides SRT8.

Hill Start Assist

The Hill Start Assist system gives the driving force time to transition from brake to throttle to attain a easy launch on a grade. The system will maintain brake stress for 2 seconds upon the driving force’s launch of the brake pedal. The Hill Start Assist system decreases wheel stress in response to growing throttle to offer a easy launch. This system is extraordinarily useful when driving in city in addition to off-road areas with steep hills.

Hill Start Assist is commonplace on all Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions besides SRT8.

Trailer Sway Control

Trailer Sway Control minimizes trailer sway (an alternating yaw of the automobile) and improves dealing with in opposed towing situations brought on by crosswinds and site visitors, gives trailer stability and will increase towing security.

Sensors monitor the automobile’s motion relative to the driving force’s supposed path. The automobile yaw sensor acknowledges sway. Once the system determines the sway is growing and isn’t a results of the driving force’s steering enter, Trailer Sway Control applies brake stress on one entrance wheel to counteract the yaw induced by the trailer and easily applies brake stress to the opposite wheels to sluggish the automobile. As the trailer sways to the opposite aspect of the automobile, Trailer Sway Control will improve stress to the other aspect of the automobile. The know-how will proceed to use alternating brake stress and scale back engine torque till the trailer sway is underneath management.

Trailer Sway Control is included with the non-obligatory Trailer Tow Group.

Five Engine Offerings

The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a alternative of 5 engine choices:

 

  • Award-winning 3.0-litre frequent rail diesel V-6 engine – Available on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and Overland
  • 3.7-litre V-6 petrol engine – Standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
  • New 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine – Standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI® petrol engine – Available on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, commonplace on Overland
  • 6.1-litre HEMI V-8 petrol engine – Standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The new 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine is greater than 5 per cent higher relating to gasoline financial system whereas growing energy and torque in comparison with the earlier 4.7-litre engine. The new engine incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the one Chrysler Group engine to take action, apart from the 5.7-litre HEMI), elevated compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port move and revised combustion chamber, valvetrain and camshaft profile. The result’s 227 kW , a 30 per cent improve, and 453 Nm of torque, a ten per cent improve over the earlier 4.7-litre V-8 engine.

The new 4.7-litre V-8 additionally affords refinements, primarily from important revisions to the induction system and decreased accessory-drive noise by way of decrease accent drive pace. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with a brand new camshaft design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a revised valve-lash adjuster system.

 

 

Innovative Premium Amenities

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee consists of quite a lot of premium facilities which are new for 2008, together with the brand new MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System that has a built-in navigation, audio, leisure and communication system. MyGIG permits clients to make use of touch-screen or voice instructions to manage all the options, and features a 20-gigabyte laborious drive the place music and images might be saved. There’s house reserved on the laborious drive for about 1,600 songs; that’s over 100 hours of music. There is also a voice-memo recorder function.

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Also new on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are High-intensity Discharge (HID) auto-levelling headlamps. HID headlamps present roughly 3 times the sunshine output of typical reflector lamps for improved night-time illumination. The auto-levelling function mechanically adjusts the headlamps to the automobile pitch relying on the load and variety of passengers within the automobile. This function additionally advantages oncoming site visitors because the system prevents drivers from being distracted by glare from the headlamps. The auto-levelling function is just accessible with HID headlamps.

ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera (with or with out navigation), ParkSense® Rear Back-up System, rain-sensing wipers, reminiscence seats and mirrors, iPod connectivity and 18-inch aluminum wheels are also a part of the automobile’s accessible options.

New Exterior and Interior Design

With its upright and substantial posture, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s design affords an athletic and modern look. The grille has been lengthened, and the headlamps are extra round for a extra dominant and expressive entrance view. New HID headlamps, non-obligatory on Limited and commonplace on Overland, consists of an inside optic lens for the park/flip operate. Fog lamps even have additionally been repositioned for enhanced efficiency. Off-road fans will likely be happy with the brand new two-piece entrance fascia, permitting for the complete decrease piece to be eliminated earlier than hitting the off-road trails.

On the within, the automobile’s two-tone instrument panel encompasses a new stage of refinement with vibrant accents, a soft-touch floor and up to date styling. A brand new tilt and telescoping steering column is commonplace, with a brand new steering wheel that features vibrant accent bezels, which home the digital automobile data centre’s switches. The Limited mannequin’s steering wheel provides two-tone leather-based and vibrant chrome accent rings, and the Overland options an actual wooden rim for added luxurious. Also new is the up to date line of instrument clusters that function new brighter LED illumination, with the Limited and Overland fashions receiving a contemporary and stylish therapy the place, when the automobile is began, the dark-tinted lens fades to disclose chrome-ringed black gauges which are surrounded by a vibrant silver accent subject. The new ground console has improved cup holders and the Limited and Overland fashions get a brand new leather-wrapped and chrome-accented parking brake deal with. The door panels have new armrests for improved ergonomics and luxury. New for the Overland mannequin are the brand new darkish slate grey perforated leather-based seats that function accent piping for an much more upscale look.

The new Grand Cherokee will arrive in dealerships exterior of North America within the second half of 2007.

 

New Jeep® Grand Cherokee S Limited Debuts for export markets

  • Select Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® exterior and inside particulars mixed with the effectivity of the three.0L V-6 CRD or the 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engines
  • Revised 4.7-litre V-8 affords 5 per cent higher gasoline financial system and 30 per cent extra horsepower

[March 4, 2008 – WKJeeps.com] The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee S Limited debuts on the 78th International Motor Show in Geneva. This bundle combines the high-performance look of the SRT8® mannequin with the effectivity of the three.0-litre V-6 CRD engine or the just lately revised 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine. All Jeep Grand Cherokee fashions obtained styling refinements just some months in the past, and the brand new S Limited additional broadens buyer attraction.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited consists of the next tools:

 

  • Unique entrance fascia with body-colour air dam and chrome decrease appliqué
  • SRT8 grille with a body-colour body and wire-mesh texture
  • Unique aspect sill mouldings
  • Deep tinted home windows (the place accessible)
  • All-new 18-inch, aluminium Arrowhead wheels with mineral-grey pockets
  • Body-colour mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • S Limited exterior identify badge
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In addition, the roof rack, is deleted and moulding covers are put in for a easy roof look.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the unique premium SUV, and it’s our best-selling Jeep mannequin yr after yr,” mentioned Thomas Hausch, Vice President – International Sales, Chrysler LLC. “Compelling choices just like the S Limited proceed to extend the worth and choices that we provide to clients.”

The inside of the Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited consists of the SRT8 steering wheel, shifter knob and aluminium-finish bezels for the centre stack, ground console and entrance door switches.

Exterior color decisions embrace Brilliant Black Crystal, Bright Silver and Steel Blue. All interiors are monotone Dark Slate Gray.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited is accessible with two engines decisions. The totally trendy 3.0-litre V-6 CRD engine is fitted with Bosch high-pressure gasoline injection (1600+ bar), a variable geometry turbocharger, 4 valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts and Piezo injectors with a 0.1 millisecond response time. Maximum energy is 160 kW (218 hp DIN), and peak torque is 510 Nm (376 lb.-ft.) from 1600 to 2400 rpm.

The new 4.7-litre V-8 petrol engine is 5 per cent extra gasoline environment friendly whereas growing energy and torque in comparison with the earlier 4.7-litre engine. The new engine incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the one Chrysler LLC engine to take action, apart from the 5.7-litre HEMI), elevated compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port move and revised combustion chamber. It additionally options revised valvetrain parts and a brand new camshaft profile. The result’s 223 kW (303 hp DIN), a 30 per cent improve over the earlier 4.7-litre V-8 engine, and 445 Nm (328 lb.-ft.) of torque, an 8 per cent improve.

The new 4.7-litre V-8 engine additionally affords refinements, primarily from important revisions to the induction system. Accessory-drive noise has been decreased by way of decrease accessory-drive pace. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with a brand new camshaft design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a revised valve-lash adjuster system.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited will start to reach in European dealerships within the first quarter of 2008.

Recent refinements to all Jeep Grand Cherokee autos signifies that all fashions offered in 2008 will likely be accessible with extra premium options together with the MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System that has full-screen navigation, audio, leisure and a communications system. MyGIG permits clients to make use of touch-screen or voice instructions to manage all the options, and it features a 30-gigabyte laborious drive the place music and images might be saved. There is house reserved on the laborious drive for about 1,600 songs – that’s over 100 hours of music.

Also new on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are High-intensity Discharge (HID), auto-levelling headlamps. These headlamps present roughly 3 times the sunshine output of typical reflector lamps for improved night-time illumination. The auto-levelling function mechanically adjusts the headlamps to the automobile pitch relying on the load and variety of passengers within the automobile. This function additionally advantages oncoming site visitors because the system prevents drivers from being distracted by glare from the headlamps. The auto-levelling function is just accessible with HID headlamps.

Additional premium options accessible on Jeep Grand Cherokee embrace ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera (with or with out navigation), ParkSense® Rear Back-up System, rain-sensing wipers, reminiscence seats and mirrors and iPod® connectivity (iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered within the U.S. and different international locations).

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