Well this bit of news can certainly be considered ironic as America turns 225 this year. But as Detroit’s own winged-iron badge, Chrysler, is coming up from their bankruptcy, Jeep has finally gotten around to releasing the epic new Grand Cherokee in the UK and of course, it gets a unique 3.0L turbodiesel V6.
The Europeans in the past haven’t been too particularly fond of American automobiles in the past because well, consider all of the manufacturers today that are European. But because the new Jeep is based off of the W164 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee hopefully will prove Europeans that yes, we can make cars for the sophisticated.
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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in the UK in two versions: Limited and Overland. Both receive the bespoke 237-hp 3.0L CRD turbodiesel V6, good for 39/34 mpg UK/US and a maximum range of about 700 miles.
Prices start at £36,795 for the Limited edition where as the top honcho Overland starts at £43,995. Can the new Jeep Grand Cherokee cast a new light on Detroit iron in the eyes of the foreigners? Only time will tell.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (UK-Spec):
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– By: Chris Chin