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Jeep Grand Cherokee – Overland Badge Returns

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6th April, 2010

  • Quadra-Drive II and upgraded 5.7 litre HEMI® as standard equipment
  • Over $10,000 worth of options included

The latest addition to the Grand Cherokee range will attract a lot of interest from off-road enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds. Limited to just 50 vehicles the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is now available from Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealerships.

Customer demand for even more lavishly equipped 4x4 vehicles has led to a new limited edition Jeep Grand Cherokee being introduced. Priced from $68,990, the Grand Cherokee Overland is superbly equipped and offers customers fantastic value for money combined with Jeep’s legendary four-wheel-drive capability.

The Grand Cherokee Overland is brimming with a whole host of high-end equipment – HID Xenon headlamps, front and rear park assist, rear back-up camera, rain sensitive automatic windscreen wipers, sunscreen glass and 18 inch alloy wheels.

The elegant and luxurious theme continues inside with leather trimmed seats, real Walnut Burlwood accents, power front seats, electric windows, dual-zone air conditioning, power sunroof, heated door mirrors and heated front and rear seats.

The Grand Cherokee Overland also features a state-of-the-art vehicle infotainment system with a 276-watt premium sound system with six Boston Acoustics® speakers and a 3D satellite navigation system with a 30 GB hard drive and Bluetooth connectivity.

Also standard for the Overland model is the 5.7 litre HEMI V8 now with Variable-valve Timing (VVT) generating 259 kW and 520 Nm of torque. The HEMI’s fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) seamlessly shifts to smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and to V8 mode when more power is in demand. The MDS system optimises fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

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The Quadra-Drive II® Jeep 4x4 system offers customers the ultimate in off-road capability. It combines the NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) for best-in-class tractive performance. The system instantly detects tyre slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to the tyres with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will even anticipate low traction and adjust to proactively limit or eliminate slip.

The heart of the system is the NV245 active transfer case. This transfer case includes a centre differential coupled with an electronically controlled clutch pack, varying it from a completely open state to completely locked and infinite possibilities in between. The 4-Low gear ratio is 2.72:1.

A key component in the Quadra-Drive II system is the ELSD – an industry-first application front/rear/centre and the benchmark for automatic traction differentials. The ELSD uses electronically controlled clutch packs to automatically and instantly vary from slip to lock at each axle. This maximises traction when needed without any of the on-road drawbacks normally associated with such a robust 4x4 system.

All components of the system work together, continually monitoring needs, to provide smooth and automatic application of the components for best-in-class tractive performance while improving the day-to-day on-road driving experience. For example, the ELSD releases the clutch packs in the front axle during turns to allow differentiation and prevent crow hop.

Standard Exclusive Equipment for Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

  • 5.7L OHV 16-valve VVT HEMI® V8 with MDS
  • Quadra-Drive II™ four-wheel drive system with electronic limited slip differentials
  • 5-speed 545RFE automatic transmission
  • 3.73 rear axle ratio
  • Fuel tank, transfer case and front suspension skid plates
  • HID auto-levelling headlamps and headlamp washers
  • Dark Slate Grey leather-trimmed seating with Overland stitching
  • Genuine wood grain/leather wrapped steering wheel and door trim
  • 3D satellite navigation system with a 30 GB hard drive and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 18 inch aluminium wheels
  • Full size matching spare wheel
  • 245/60/R18 Goodyear Wrangler high performance tyres
  • Platinum side roof rails and adjustable cross bars
  • Platinum side moulding
  • Satin door handles and license plate brow
  • Cargo net

The Jeep Grand Cherokee range now includes four models; Laredo, Limited, SRT-8 and the new Overland.

Grand Cherokee Pricing (excluding dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges):

Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Laredo       - $59,990
Jeep Grand Cheorkee 3.0 CRD Limited       - $68,990          
Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7L Hemi Overland  - $68,990
Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.1L Hemi SRT-8      - $91,990


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