As reported by IOL the Grand Cherokee L, which will be on sale in South Africa in August, is a larger and more luxurious vehicle than the current Grand Cherokee, and it will most likely compete with huge seven-seaters like the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L has become a seven-seater for the first time, thanks to its greater exterior dimensions, and Jeep is also providing a more comfortable six-seater arrangement as an option. With a 3091mm wheelbase that is 176mm longer than the existing Grand Cherokee, customers may expect much more passenger space.
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The new Grand Cherokee L, which is built on a new unibody platform, also raises the bar in terms of technology, with more than 110 advanced safety and security features available.
The cockpit appears to be more luxurious than before, with flagship models in the United States featuring quilted Palermo leather upholstery and open-pore Waxed Walnut wood. The electronics have also been updated, with a digital instrument cluster and a redesigned Uconnect infotainment system that includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new Head-Up Display, digital rear-view mirror, and 19-speaker McIntosh audio system are among the other high-tech features. Remember that South African specs are yet to be confirmed.
Jeep’s 3.6 litre normally aspirated V6 petrol engine, which produces 216kW and 348Nm, is expected to be the core of the South African engine line-up. In the United States, Jeep offers a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 266kW and 530Nm.
Three different 4×4 systems are available for the Grand Cherokee L in foreign markets.
You can send up to 100% of the torque to either axle with Quadra-Trac I’s single-speed active transfer case. The flagship Quadra-Drive II with eLSD can preemptively adjust the vehicle’s systems to limit or eliminate tyre slip, while Quadra-Trac II has a two-speed active transfer case with low-range gear reduction.
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