Plans to continue the success of the remarkable Jeep range of 4×4 vehicles have been announced, with details of a formidable new Grand Cherokee ‘Sports Line’ version, the S-Limited.
Designed to sit competitively in the ‘sports-styled’ premium SUV segment of the hotly contested 4WD market, the new Grand Cherokee S-Limited will offer all the presence of Jeep’s legendary muscular sports styling, but without the large capacity petrol engines seen in outright performance versions such as the 6.4-litre V8-powered Grand Cherokee SRT.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited comes with an assertive yet attractive sports appearance, taking many styling cues from the recent SRT version, while offering some of the more desirable product highlights from the rest of the popular Grand Cherokee range in terms of fuel economy, 4×4 capability, safety, technology and comfort.
Real carbon fibre trim surrounds passengers with style and craftsmanship, demonstrating how the S-Limited is designed from the outset to offer greater style and equipment for a more attractive price than its competitors.
The interior of the new S-Limited features a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and ventilated sports-styled Nappa leather seats. Bright, racing style pedal pads add to the sporty, performance-oriented look inside the cabin.
Further standard features include Quadra-Lift air suspension, Quadra-Trac II four wheel drive system, cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, Uconnect navigation, black gloss 20-inch alloy wheels, 825-watt Harman-Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and three sub-woofers, power tailgate, and distinctive black grille and rear light bar.
Powered by Jeep’s proven 237bhp, 2987cc V6 CRD diesel engine with new-generation, 1.8-bar injectors and MultiJet II technology developed by Fiat Powertrain, the new Grand Cherokee S-Limited will cost £44,595 (OTR) when it goes on sale this month.
“Styled and targeted to the important sports-line SUV sub-segment and with a high level of equipment on offer, the S-Limited is very attractively priced and positioned,” says Nigel Land, brand director, Jeep Chrysler UK. “With its sporting look this new addition will complete the Grand Cherokee range while appealing to a whole new group of customers.”