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2014 Grand Cherokee Summit
Press Release – May 14, 2013
- New exterior design with LED headlamps and enhanced, handcrafted interiors.
- New eight-speed automatic transmission.
- New 8.4-inch touchscreen, new 7-inch customer configurable cluster display and advanced UConnect with voice commands.
- The most complete array of advanced safety features including new Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and new Selec-Speed Control.
- Three 4×4 systems, Quadra-Lift air suspension and Jeep Selec-Terrain and Selec-Track traction management systems.
- New model range with Laredo, Limited, Overland and SRT – now complemented by a more exclusive Summit top-of-the-range model.
With the introduction of Grand Cherokee, more than two decades ago, Jeep reinvented the premium Sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment and set a new standard within the category. Today, after nearly 5 million sales worldwide, the most awarded Large SUV ever continues to evolve and features a new exterior and interior design, new advanced technological contents and enhanced on-road and off-road manners thanks to its all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Fitted as standard across the entire lineup, the new gearbox significantly reduces consumption and emissions while improving acceleration and securing smoother and faster gear shifting.
New exterior and interior design features characterize each single trim level of the 2014 lineup in a unique way and include new bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), a new design for the wheels and new interior/exterior color combinations. New, handcrafted interiors deliver now even more refinement to the Jeep flagship thanks to the use of premium materials such as Natura Plus leather and high-quality wood. The introduction of a new three-spoke steering wheel add to the exclusive character of the cabin.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three four-wheel drive systems – Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Drive II and SRT-exclusive Quadra-Trac -, the Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension and the Selec-Terrain and Selec-Track traction management systems. The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers the most advanced safety features, including updated Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and all-new Selec-Speed Control: both complement the vehicle’s already rich array of standard active and passive safety system.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced across European markets starting in July 2013 and will be available in the Laredo, Limited, Overland and SRT trim levels as well as with a more exclusive Summit top of the range model.
2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo
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2014 Grand Cherokee Europe – Feature Availability & Specs (PDF)
- European premiere of the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 2014: the most awarded Large SUV ever has been renewed in terms of internal and external design, technological contents and performance thanks to the new eight-speed automatic transmission
- European debut for the new Jeep Compass 2014: revised interior and exterior design, new PowerTech six-speed automatic transmission and all-new safety features
- European preview of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition: the new special-edition model celebrates the most capable off-roader in its category
March 5, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – After a year of significant commercial success, Jeep® returns to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with three European premieres: the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the new 2014 Jeep Compass and the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary special-edition model. The three Geneva reveals represent a further expression of the brand’s constant evolution in terms of innovation, technological contents and performance.
The year 2012 was one of significant growth for Jeep, both in terms of sales and brand image. Jeep was one of the brands boasting the most consistent growth in Europe, with sales growing by almost 20 percent – a result that also allowed Jeep to set a new all-time global sales record by selling over 700,000 vehicles last year worldwide.
The 1056 square-meter Jeep exhibition area in Geneva is located in Hall 5. An extreme sandy off-road track and a modern urban skyline are the backgrounds chosen to communicate to visitors the extraordinary dynamic characteristics that belong to Jeep SUVs and their ability to express their personality in the most diverse environments: in the city as well as on challenging off-road trails.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Already the most-awarded large-size SUV ever, Grand Cherokee features a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Available on the entire engine lineup, the new transmission significantly reduces consumption and emissions while improving acceleration and securing smoother gear shifting.
New exterior and interior design features characterize each trim level of the Jeep flagship in a unique way. News for the exterior include new bi-xenon headlamps offered as standard and boasting LED daytime running lights (DRLs), a new design for the wheels and new interior/exterior color combinations. The use of premium materials, such as Natura Plus leather and high-quality wood, as well as the introduction of a new three-spoke steering wheel deliver an exclusive character to the interior.
New contents are also offered in terms of infotainment, thanks to the new, advanced Uconnect system with 8.4-inch touchscreen and the all-new-for-the-brand 7-inch TFT customer configurable display cluster.
Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of two four-wheel-drive systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), the Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension and the Selec-Terrain traction management system.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers the most advanced safety features, including updated Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and all-new Selec-Speed Control. Both complement the vehicle’s already rich array of standard active and passive safety systems.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced across European markets in the third quarter of 2013 and will be available in Laredo, Limited and Overland trim levels plus a more exclusive Summit top-of-the-range model.
Another European debut at the Jeep stand in Geneva is for the new 2014 Jeep Compass. Equipped with a new six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, Compass boasts an updated exterior and a new, even more refined and comfortable cabin. Thanks to the smooth shifting allowed by the new gearbox, the 2014 Jeep Compass delivers improved driving performance. The new Compass also offers new safety features, including front-seat-mounted side air bags and ParkView rear backup camera, and a rich array of features for increased on-board comfort when driving in the city and on off-road trails.
Standard features include air conditioning, power/heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, keyless entry, Cruise Control, a removable/rechargeable light, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist, anti-lock disc brakes and 60/40 fold-flat rear seat.
The new 2014 Jeep Compass will be introduced across Europe in the second half of 2013 in three different trim levels, including the already existing Sport and Limited and the all-new North model.
The new Rubicon 10th Anniversary special-edition model of the iconic Jeep Wrangler is also making its European debut at the Jeep stand in Geneva. Introduced to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Rubicon trim level – the most capable model in the Wrangler lineup and the most capable off-road production vehicle in its category ever – the new special-edition vehicle will be available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited, both powered by petrol or diesel powertrains.
The exterior of the new special-edition model feature unique styling cues that deliver to the iconic Jeep Wrangler an exclusive look, including an all-new dual-intake Power Dome hood and 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted black with polished faces and red Jeep Wrangler logo on the outside lip. The interior offers exclusive red leather seats with a Rubicon 10th Anniversary logo embroidered into the front seat backs. Red stitching adorns the central console and the leather steering wheel.
The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition special-edition model will be introduced in Europe during the third quarter of 2013.
About Jeep Brand
Jeep is Chrysler Group’s global brand and accounts for three-quarters of all Company sales outside of North America.
Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) consists of Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot and Cherokee (the latter model is available only in specific markets). To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are available in right-hand-drive versions and with petrol and diesel powertrain options. Thanks to this comprehensive portfolio, Jeep brand’s global sales have increased more than 100 percent since 2009, with a 160-percent increase in international markets.
With over 700,000 units worldwide, the year 2012 brought record sales for the Jeep brand, with the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee contributing approximately 220,000 units globally, including 52,000 units from international markets. Since 2009, Grand Cherokee sales have increased more than 200 percent in the U.S. and 250 percent outside North America.
Jeep Grand Cherokee is Chrysler Group’s top-selling model. Approximately 5 million Grand Cherokee vehicles have been sold since its first introduction in 1992, including more than 600,000 in markets outside North America.
- New eight-speed automatic transmission
- New exterior and interior design
- New UConnect system with 8.4″ touchscreen display
- New three-spoke steering wheel and instrument cluster with 7″ TFT display
- New Selec-Speed Control and new safety features
- Summit: top of the range model even more exclusive
The New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, that has been improved and renewed in terms of performance, design and comfort, is making its début at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show. Already the most awarded Large SUV ever, Grand Cherokee features a new eight-speed automatic transmission, available on the entire engine line-up. This new transmission reduces consumption and emissions while significantly 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 new 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″ touchscreen and the all-new for the brand 7″ TFT customer configurable display cluster.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced in Italy and in the European market in the third quarter 2013 and it will be available in the Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit trim levels.
New eight-speed automatic transmission
Chrysler Group’s new eight-speed automatic transmission débuts on the 3.0-liter 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. A further contributor to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s improved fuel economy is the Eco Mode, which optimises gear shifting and, in V-8 models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. If sportier performance is desired, a button on the center stack allows driver to disengage. In addition, Eco Mode activates Quadra-Lift air suspension system, if fitted, lowering it to ‘Aero Ride Height’: this further enhances the vehicle’s aerodynamics, for optimum efficiency.
Faithful to the compact and exclusive design that has made it world-famous, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an updated style, with some changes that give the front-end a more premium and sporty appearance, while preserving the vehicle’s ground clearance. On all models, the upper 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.
The rear has also received changes and boasts new, larger tail lamps with LED lighting, a larger and more aerodynamic rear spoiler, a re-sculpted tailgate that offers greater visibility and model-specific lower rear fascias.
The following features complete the design of the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: new high-intensity discharge bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights (as standard on all trim levels), new design of the rims and new interior/exterior colour combinations which further enhance the premium look of the Jeep flagship.
The interiors are enhanced thanks to the use of high quality materials such as Natura Plus leather and wood. Immediately recognisable is the revised center stack featuring new UConnect 8.4″ touchscreen and the new leather-wrapped electronic shifter for the eight-speed automatic transmission. Each model of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has its own unique style, thanks to the adoption of specific materials and colour patterns.
Summit trim level even more exclusive
The Summit trim level represents the top of the range model and offers the highest level of quality featuring Premium Natura-Plus leather seats and the exclusive suede-like material covering the front pillars and the headliner. Exclusive feature found on the Summit model is a nineteen-speaker, 825-watt high-performance 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.
New UConnect system with 8.4″ touchscreen
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with the new UConnect system, featuring 8.4″ touchscreen 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.
New three-spoke steering wheel and instrument cluster with 7″ display
Another new feature of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel which, in the Overland and Summit models also features high-quality wooden inserts. Optimised in terms of driving position, it features buttons for managing radio, cruise control, telephone and voice commands in complete safety. All trim levels also include standard paddle shifters mounted on the back of the steering wheel. Finally, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an instrument panel with a new 7″ user-configurable multiview display, with TFT liquid crystal technology.
New Selec-Speed Control
The Selec-Terrain traction management system 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.
New safety contents
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds further safety systems to the already extensive equipment on the previous model, such as ‘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. If the driver does not react, the ‘Forward Collision Warning’ with ‘Crash Mitigation’ automatically brakes the car to avoid the collision of the cars in front.