Introducing the 2015 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee

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Press Release – September 2014
 
2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee: Premium Upgrades Come To The Most Awarded SUV Ever
 

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit fashions obtain further premium customary options, an out there Summit California Edition look bundle and Argentina Tan leather-based inside
  • New Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) customary on Summit
  • Award-winning 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission ship 30 miles per gallon (mpg), driving vary of greater than 730 miles and best-in-class towing functionality of seven,400 kilos
  • More than 70 superior security and security measures; most at school
  • Legendary Jeep functionality courtesy of three 4×4 programs, class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension and class-leading Jeep Selec-Terrain traction administration system with Selec-Speed Control
  • Array of superior user-friendly know-how options together with the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, 7-inch buyer configurable multiview cluster show, Uconnect Access with cloud-based voice texting and a dual-screen Blu-ray DVD rear-seat leisure system

September 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep® Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever and the car that has lengthy outlined what a premium SUV must be – receives much more content material for the 2015 mannequin yr. The Grand Cherokee Summit fashions obtain added options in addition to a brand new Summit California Edition look bundle that additional enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics.

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee fully redefines the premium SUV, delivering shoppers an unprecedented driving vary, a alternative of main powertrain choices, out there clean-diesel know-how, legendary benchmark functionality, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving dynamics, and a bunch of superior user-friendly know-how and security options.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit has established itself as considered one of the most luxurious five-seat SUVs on the market at present. For the 2015 mannequin yr, the Jeep model has added extra premium options to the Summit mannequin that consumers will respect. A brand new Grand Cherokee Summit Argentina Tan leather-based inside is now out there along with Morocco Black and Grand Canyon Jeep Brown. Covering the seats, heart console armrest, higher door panels and higher dashboard, the new hue is accented with black stitching that enhances the black carpeting and darkish open-pore wooden trim. Other new inside options embrace illuminated “Summit” door sills and a brand new Berber carpet cargo mat.

To additional improve the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit’s luxurious credentials, an acoustic laminated windshield and second-row aspect glass are actually customary. Combined with a brand new Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system, exterior highway noise is additional lowered inside the cabin, taking the already award-winning and quiet inside to a brand new degree.

Partnering with Harman Kardon to develop the system, ANC leads to a ten dB discount in noise, enhancing music readability as a result of the lowered ambient engine noise inside the cabin. This permits the Grand Cherokee Summit’s 825-watt, nineteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system to be heard and appreciated higher than ever earlier than.

When the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee made its debut, top-of-the-line Summit fashions obtained distinctive premium exterior options to set it aside from the remainder of the Grand Cherokee lineup. For the 2015 mannequin yr, clients can improve Summit’s design to yet one more degree with the out there Summit California Edition look bundle. This bundle options body-color decrease physique trim, mirror caps and door handles, Platinum Chrome accents on the grille, decrease fascias and aspect sills, fog lamp bezels, rear step pad and badging. Satin Carbon painted 20-inch aluminum wheels are additionally a part of the bundle.

Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers 30 miles per gallon (mpg) freeway courtesy of an out there 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and customary eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving vary of greater than 730 miles.

Legendary Jeep functionality comes courtesy of three out there 4×4 programs, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction administration system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of seven,400 kilos, and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

A refined exterior design – full with out there bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime operating lamps (DRL) – offers a premium look. Interior luxurious is achieved with premium facilities, together with Natura leather-based, unique open-pore wooden trim and distinctive colour choices.

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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee contains greater than 70 security and security measures in addition to an array of superior user-friendly know-how options, reminiscent of the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with built-in local weather and infotainment controls, a 7-inch buyer configurable multiview show cluster, Uconnect Access Via Mobile and cloud-based voice texting.

Built in Detroit, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and SRT fashions.


Powertrain: Another 30 mpg Jeep SUV

Producing a class-leading 240 horsepower and a large 420 lb.-ft. of torque, Jeep’s award-winning 24-valve dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers clean-diesel know-how with low CO2 emissions. Capable of towing a best-in-class 7,400 kilos, the EcoDiesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers 22 mpg metropolis / 30 mpg freeway in 4×2 fashions, leading to a best-in-class driving vary of greater than 730 miles. The 4×4 fashions ship 21 mpg metropolis / 28 mpg freeway. Fuel financial system is 43 p.c greater than aggressive gasoline-powered V-8 SUVs in the section.

Featuring variable-valve timing (VVT), the customary flex-fuel Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 delivers 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Pentastar-powered Grand Cherokee fashions tow as much as 6,200 kilos and get 17 mpg metropolis / 25 mpg freeway on 4×2 fashions and 17 mpg metropolis / 24 mpg freeway on 4×4 fashions. A driving vary of greater than 600 miles is best-in-class for gas-powered SUVs.

The out there 5.7-liter V-8 packs 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class towing capability of seven,400 kilos. With VVT and Chrysler Group’s seamless Fuel Saver cylinder-deactivation know-how – V-8 gas financial system is 14 mpg metropolis / 22 mpg freeway on 4×2 fashions, and 14 mpg metropolis / 20 mpg freeway on 4×4 fashions.

All of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s engines are mated to Chrysler Group’s eight-speed automated transmission. In addition to enhancing gas financial system, the sturdy and sturdy eight-speed transmission delivers fast acceleration and exact, clean shifting, enhancing trip high quality to luxurious automobile ranges. An further profit is a low crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to assist in climbing over – or via – robust obstacles, when geared up with a two-speed switch case.

Steering wheel paddle shifters supply improved driver management each on- and off-road, together with Electronic Range Select when utilizing Selec-Speed Control in excessive off-road conditions.

Another contributor to Grand Cherokee’s glorious gas financial system is Eco Mode. Eco Mode optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule and, in V-8 fashions, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation know-how. In addition, the Eco Mode prompts Grand Cherokee’s air suspension system, reducing it to “Aero Ride Height” when the car velocity exceeds 56 mph.

Eco Mode is routinely engaged upon car startup. A button on the heart stack permits driver’s to disengage Eco Mode if extra spirited efficiency is desired.


Capability: Legendary, from Jeep

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee options three out there 4×4 programs (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), an out there Quadra-Lift air suspension and a Selec-Terrain traction administration system, all of which instill Grand Cherokee with its legendary Jeep functionality.

Quadra-Trac I contains a single-speed switch case with full-time four-wheel drive with none switches or levers to tug.

The Quadra-Trac II’s two-speed switch case makes use of enter from quite a lot of sensors to find out tire slip at the earliest potential second and takes corrective motion. When wheel slippage is detected, as a lot as 100% of accessible torque is immediately routed to the axle with the most traction.

Quadra-Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive functionality. The system immediately detects tire slip and easily distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some circumstances, the car will anticipate low traction and modify to be able to proactively restrict or remove slip.

Quadra-Lift air suspension system

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rises above the highway and rocks with the rugged, class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension system. The Quadra-Lift system options 5 top settings for optimum trip efficiency:

 

  • Normal Ride Height (NRH): 8.2 inches of clearance affords improved gas financial system in addition to improved aerodynamics throughout on-road driving
  • Off-road 1: Lifts the car an extra 1.1 inches from NRH for added top in clearing obstacles (9.3 inches)
  • Off-road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality and offers an extra 2.2 inches from NRH for 10.4 inches of floor clearance and as much as 20-inches of water fording depth
  • Park Mode: Lowers the car 1.6 inches from NRH for straightforward ingress/egress. NRH and Park Mode are driver selectable permitting the driver full management over car trip top
  • Aero Mode: Lowers the car 0.6 inches from NRH. Aero Mode is managed by car velocity and adjusts for optimum efficiency and gas financial system. The car can even decrease to Aero Mode when in Sport Mode
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Quadra-Lift provides as much as 3.8-inches of elevate span supported by four-corner air springs that present a cushioned, premium trip. Quadra-Lift operates routinely, or could also be managed manually with console controls.

With the entrance air dam eliminated (N/A on Summit) and the out there Quadra-Lift air suspension, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee contains a 36.1-degree method angle, a 27.1-degree

departure angle and 22.8-degree breakover angle.

Selec-Terrain

In addition to the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Grand Cherokee’s class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system permits clients to decide on the on- and off-road setting for optimum efficiency. This characteristic electronically coordinates as much as 12 totally different powertrain, braking and suspension programs, together with throttle management, transmission shift, switch case, Hill-descent Control and Selec-Speed Control.

The Selec-Terrain system affords 5 totally different driving situations to attain the finest driving expertise on all terrains: Sand, Mud, Auto, Snow and Rock.

Sport Mode is engaged with the shift lever. Sport Mode offers enhanced on-road “fun-to-drive” functionality.

Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control permits drivers to manage Grand Cherokee’s velocity each up and down steep, rugged grades with the steering wheel paddle shifters – with out the want for throttle or brake pedals.

Jeep Trail Rated

All 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees geared up with Off-road teams are Trail Rated. The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the Jeep Grand Cherokee signifies that the car is designed to carry out in quite a lot of difficult off-road situations, recognized by 5 key consumer-oriented efficiency classes: traction, floor clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.


Exterior and Interior Design

All trim ranges of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee have a premium look, whereas concurrently making every trim degree readily identifiable at a look. Key exterior options embrace entrance and rear LED lighting that permit Grand Cherokee to be immediately recognizable, night time or day, from an awesome distance. Standard on Overland and Summit and out there on Limited are bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps (adaptive on Summit) which can be outlined with signature LED operating lamps.

Of course, Grand Cherokee retains Jeep’s basic seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches. The rear of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee options distinctive decrease fascias for each trim degree and a big, aerodynamic rear spoiler. The award-winning inside of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly considered one of the most technically superior, well-crafted interiors in the {industry}. Immediately noticeable is the Uconnect 5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen. Controls for radio and local weather are discovered under the display and have simply identifiable knobs and buttons. Following the heart stack down onto the heart console reveals a leather-wrapped E-shifter for the eight-speed transmission.

Wrapped in leather-based, the three-spoke steering wheel options sections of wooden on Overland and Summit fashions. All Grand Cherokee fashions embrace customary paddle shifters mounted on the again of the steering wheel.

Laredo and Limited fashions characteristic darkish wooden trim on the sprint and doorways. Door deal with and sprint vent bezels, in addition to the trim on the heart console, characteristic a slight gold hue to their brushed aluminum look. Premium fabric seating is customary on Laredo whereas Capri leather-based seating is customary in Limited.

Overland fashions have a number of touches like customary stitched-leather instrument panel and out there open-pore wooden, which add a definite contact of recent luxurious. Wood trim can be discovered on the prime portion of the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Rear-seat footwell and rear door-pocket ambient lighting spotlight the Grand Cherokee’s inside design at night time.

Grand Cherokee Summit fashions proceed to hold the torch for premium interiors in the SUV section. Premium Natura-Plus leather-based seating with heated, ventilated and reminiscence entrance seats, open-pore wooden trim and Copper accents can be found on Summit in Morocco Black or Grand Canyon Jeep Brown. New for 2015 is the availability of Argentina Tan inside with black-accent stitching. Also distinctive to Summit is a premium suede-like materials masking the A-pillars and headliner.

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Another spectacular characteristic discovered on Summit fashions is a nineteen-speaker, 825-watt high-performance Harman Kardon encompass sound audio system. This state-of-the-art system contains a twelve-channel amplifier, three sub-woofers and surrounds the occupants in high-definition sound.

Overland and Summit fashions embrace a CommandView dual-pane sunroof that contains a energy sunshade (out there on Limited). Laredo and Limited fashions characteristic an out there single-pane sunroof.

For added passenger consolation, rear seats recline 12 levels. There is also a 12-degree ahead angle to permit 24 levels of variation.

Cargo quantity behind the second row measures 36.3 cu. ft. and features a storage unit with a chargeable flashlight and grocery hooks on either side. With the rear seats folded, there’s 68.3 cu. ft. of cargo capability out there. Under the cargo flooring, the spare tire compartment contains detachable twin storage bins for safe storage of muddy gear or different gadgets.


Technology

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers clients an array of progressive superior applied sciences for driver security and passenger enjoyment. Available Uconnect Access, a brand new Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen, one-shot voice command navigation and a buyer customizable multiview cluster show spotlight the state-of-the-art options.

Grand Cherokee’s distinctive Uconnect Access system relies on highly effective embedded mobile know-how that leverages Chrysler Group’s strategic partnership with Sprint. Uconnect Access connects car occupants straight with emergency personnel with a push of the “9-1-1” button on the Grand Cherokee’s rear-view mirror.

Uconnect’s highly effective cloud-based voice recognition functionality permits clients to maintain their fingers on the steering wheel and work together with units simply. The cloud additionally permits voice texting, along with one-shot voice instructions for navigation and audio controls.

The user-friendly Uconnect 8.4-inch radio with touchscreen show is offered on all fashions, whereas the instrument cluster contains a high-tech look with a buyer configurable multiview show, with 7-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal know-how.

A dual-screen Blu-ray DVD rear-seat leisure system has a nine-inch display on every entrance seat again. Capable of enjoying Blu-ray and conventional DVDs, every display additionally has HDMI and RCA inputs so rear passengers can hook up their favourite gaming programs. Combine these programs with Grand Cherokee’s out there WiFi know-how, and avid gamers can play on-line, on the go.

The rear seat leisure system additionally options two wi-fi headsets and a distant management.


Safety and Security: Class-leading variety of superior options

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee affords greater than 70 superior security and security measures – highest in its class. They embrace options like Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and Selec-Speed Control, digital stability management (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), trailer-sway management (TSC), front-row energetic head restraints, customary full-length side-curtain air luggage and customary seat-mounted aspect thorax air luggage supply enhanced occupant safety to passengers in the occasion of a collision.

Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, which assist drivers when altering lanes or in car parking zone conditions, can be out there.

On-road refinement: Premium driving dynamics

Jeep Grand Cherokee is broadly identified for its excellent on-road driving dynamics and calmness, thanks partially to its entrance and rear impartial suspension. Variable-rate rear springs ship improved on-road dealing with and luxury that enhances the car’s off-road functionality. Premium on-road manners are enhanced with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone.

The impartial entrance and rear suspension options remoted entrance and rear suspension cradles together with variable-rate rear springs to ship improved on-road dealing with and luxury whereas complementing the car’s legendary off-road functionality. The rear suspension additionally permits the spare tire to be saved inside the car versus beneath. G

rand Cherokee’s steering additionally has been rigorously calibrated for the correct amount of help whether or not cruising the car parking zone or a twisty two-lane mountain highway. Electrohydraulic help is used on EcoDiesel and Pentastar V-6 fashions.


Manufacturing: Built in Detroit

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is constructed at the 3-million-square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, which has been the website of Grand Cherokee manufacturing since its introduction in 1992.

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