Refreshed 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee here later this year
Key details have been revealed about the refreshed 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with FCA Australia confirming it will arrive here in the fourth quarter of this year.
THE REFRESHED 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be here before the end of the year boasting minor exterior and interior styling tweaks, a new electric steering system, and a new gear shifter.
The updated model will be offered with a three new colours: Velvet Red, Redline and Ivory Tri-Coat, and be fitted with, as standard, acoustic glass to help improve cabin refinement. On the inside, Jeep says it’s replaced the current model’s “aircraft style e-shift” with a “more substantial premium gear lever”.
As one of our readers pointed out yesterday, the refreshed Jeep Grand Cherokee is indeed on-sale in the US already, but details hadn’t been released locally. And the update was only announced in Europe last Friday. That said, the new-look shifter, with its conventional design does seem to be an improvement on the old shifter.
And while the tweaks to the exterior are subtle they do give the front-end of the Grand Cherokee a slightly sharper look. The new car is in the main pic and the current model on-sale here is below this line.
In an effort to reduce fuel consumption and improve emissions, the refreshed Grand Cherokee will be fitted with a new electric assist steering system (which will offer three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort) and stop/start functionality, which the company claims will reduce CO2 emissions by around 14 grams, down to 184g/km. Diesel variants are claiming combined fuel consumption of less than 6L/100km.
In terms of safety, full speed forward collision will be available for the first time and the ‘top’ function on the rear park assist will work at up to 14km/h.
Locally, pricing and the final specifications list will be released closer to the launch.