Jeep® is introducing in Geneva the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maximum expression of the power, the refinement and the craftsmanship of the Jeep brand, Grand Cherokee is now all-new and boasts a new exterior and interior design, improved performance and comfort.
- New eight-speed automatic transmission: grants fuel efficiency across all engines in the line-up and improved on road and off-road performance.
- The most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever: new exterior design, enhanced, hand-crafted interiors and new Summit top-of-the-range model.
- Complete safety equipment: more than 60 advanced features including new Selec-Speed Control and updated Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation.
- Legendary Jeep capability: two 4×4 systems, Quadra-Lift air suspension and Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system.
- New, advanced technology features: new 8.4-inch touch-screen display, new 7-inch customer configurable cluster display and sophisticated UConnect with voice commands.
- New model range: three trim levels – Laredo, Limited and Overland – now complemented by a more exclusive Summit top-of-the-range model.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is now equipped with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, available on the entire engine line-up. This new transmission significantly reduces consumption and emissions while improving acceleration and gear shifting function.
New exterior and interior design features characterize each single trim level in a unique way and include new bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and new interior/exterior colour combinations. The use of premium materials, such as Natura Plus leather and high-quality wood as well as the introduction of a three-spoke steering wheel deliver an exclusive character to the interior. New contents are also offered in terms of infotainment, thanks to new UConnect with 8.4-inch touch-screen and the all-new for the brand 7″ TFT customer configurable cluster display.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of two four-wheel drive systems, Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system. New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers the most advances active and passive safety features, including new Selec-Speed Control and updated Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation, delivering new functionalities to ensure even more protection for all occupants.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced across European markets in the third quarter 2013 and it will be available in the Laredo, Limited and Overland trim levels and in a more exclusive Summit top-of-the-range model.
New eight-speed automatic transmission
Chrysler Group’s new eight-speed automatic transmission debuts on the 3.0-litre V-6 diesel engine as well as on the V-6 and V-8 petrol engine offerings. New transmission ensures reduced consumption and emissions, while delivering quicker acceleration, a more precise and smooth shifting and also enhancing ride quality to new levels. Fitted for the first time on a Jeep model, the new eight-speed automatic transmission also enhances Grand Cherokee’s ride quality to new levels. Several individual shift maps adapt to specific driving conditions to optimize shift quality. Its intelligent software takes into account variables including acceleration, engine torque gradients, kick-down events and travelling speed to determine the appropriate shift map. The result is automatic shifting ideally attuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving demand with an eye to fuel economy.
New Eco Mode
A further contributor to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s improved fuel economy is the new Eco Mode, which optimises gear shifting and, in V-8 models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. If sportier performance is desired, a button on the centre stack allows driver to disengage. In addition, Eco Mode activates Quadra-Lift air suspension system, if fitted, to further enhance the vehicle’s aerodynamics, for optimum efficiency.
For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee receives an updated style: all trim levels have been given a more premium look and are readily recognisable at a glance. On all models, the signature seven-slot grille is shorter in height, the headlights are slimmer and the lower front fascia has been slightly elevated while the fog lights have been raised and are more pronounced. Together, these changes give the front of the Grand Cherokee a more elegant, sportier appearance while still preserving Jeep’s signature features.
The rear has also received changes and boasts new, larger tail lamps with LED lighting, a larger and more aerodynamic rear spoiler, new bumpers and a re-sculpted tailgate that offers greater visibility. Lower rear fascias are now model-specific, and dual exhaust tips are standard on all Limited, Overland and Summit models.
The following features complete the new design elements equipped on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: standard on all trim levels new high-intensity discharge bi-xenon headlamps (adaptive on Summit) with LED daytime running lights, new design of the wheels and new interior/exterior colour combinations that further enhance the Jeep flagship’s image of quality.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee interiors are enhanced thanks to the use of high quality materials and model-specific colour combinations. The centre stack has been revised and features a new UConnect 8.4″ touch-screen. Controls for radio and climate are found below the screen and have knobs and buttons which are easy to identify and to use. The centre console reveals a new leather-wrapped electronic shifter for the eight-speed transmission. Another new feature of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel featuring sections of fine wood on Overland and Summit models. Optimised in terms of driving position, it features buttons for managing radio, cruise control, telephone and voice commands in complete safety. All trim levels come with paddle shifters mounted on the back of the steering wheel as standard.
Each model of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has its own unique style, thanks to the adoption of specific materials and colour patterns. Laredo and Limited, for instance, feature dark wood trim on the dash and doors. The aluminium door handle and dash vent bezels, like the trim on the centre console, feature a slight gold hue. Premium cloth seating is standard on Laredo, while Capri leather seating is standard on Limited.
Standard equipment of the Overland model includes a contrasting stitched-leather instrument panel and wood accents. Wood trim is also found on the top portion of the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The now more exclusive Grand Cherokee Summit is the new top-of-the-range model and offers the highest level of quality, featuring Premium Natura-Plus leather seats and an exclusive suede-like material covering the front pillars and the headliner.
A further exclusive feature found on the Summit model is a nineteen-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround sound audio system. This state-of-the-art system features a twelve-channel amplifier, three sub-woofers and surrounds the occupants in high-definition sound.
Overland and Summit models come loaded with standard UConnect with 8.4″ touch-screen, satellite navigation and CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof with power sunshade.
Jeep on and off-road capability
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee features two 4×4 systems – Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD) – and the Quadra-Lift air suspension system that allows the ride height to change up to a maximum ground clearance of 28 cm (standard on Overland and Summit). All systems ensure Jeep legendary off-road capabilities.
Selec-Terrain traction control system
The class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system with five different driving programs has been refined on the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Standard on all Grand Cherokee models, Selec-Terrain has been enhanced through the introduction of the new Selec-Speed Control, in combination with the Off road package, which allows the driver to control the speed of the vehicle, both uphill and downhill, using the steering wheel paddle shifters instead of requiring the use of the accelerator or brake pedals.
In addition, the Sport Mode, found on the Selec-Terrain controller of the 2013 models, is now engaged via the shift lever to provide improved on-road ‘fun-to-drive’ capability.
Even more safety
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers state-of-the-art safety and security features that further highlight that technological innovation belongs to the DNA of the Jeep flagship.
In addition to the standard safety equipment, the new 2014 model offers upgraded Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and new Selec-Speed Control with Hill-Ascent Control and Hill-Descent Control, assisting the drivers with climbing and ascending steep grades.
Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation: the device that uses radar sensors to check whether the vehicle is approaching the car in front too rapidly and, if necessary, sends a signal to the driver so that he can intervene to avoid a collision. The system is now updated to brake automatically and hold brake pressure for 1.5 seconds if the driver does not immediately take the corrective action necessary to prevent the collision with the cars in front. The system is standard on Overland and Summit.
New Selec-Speed Control: the device operates with the Hill-Ascent Control and the Hill-Descent Control functions to allow the driver to control the speed of the vehicle, both uphill and downhill, using the steering wheel paddle shifters instead of requiring the use of the accelerator or brake pedals.
New technologies in terms of infotainment
The standard equipment for on-board comfort and infotainment delivers customers an array of innovative advanced technologies that aim at transforming every journey in an absolute pleasure. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with the new UConnect system, featuring an 8.4″ touch-screen which shows, clearly and directly, all information necessary for driving and on-board comfort.
In addition, in order to grant maximum safety and ease of use, both audio and connectivity controls on the spokes of the steering wheel and an innovative voice-activated hands-free device are available. These features allow the drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel and interact with the instruments easily.
All trim levels also include an instrument panel with a new 7-inch user-configurable multiview display, with TFT liquid crystal technology. Exclusive feature of the top-of-the-range Summit model is a nineteen-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround sound audio system. This state-of-the-art system features a twelve-channel amplifier, three sub-woofers and surrounds the occupants in high-definition sound.