Get a chance to win a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee by entering an online Jeep "Name My Ride" contest. All you need to do is submit a name for the new edition of Chrysler’s flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, which was presented at the Houston and Washington, D.C., auto shows. The winning name chosen for the all-black concept will be revealed this May.
This concept SUV has a platinum-chrome front-end and has been fitted with a set of black-gloss 20-inch wheels plus exterior treatments.
Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep Brand, said that the new Grand Cherokee concept offers a totally new look that’s “edgy and aggressive” and very different from any Grand Cherokee that could be seen on the road. Chrysler aims to get feedback about this vehicle through this contest and the presentation of this concept at the auto shows.
Chrysler declined to provide assurances that the special Grand Cherokee would enter production but Manley said that if the company receives enough positive feedback, the concept may become available after a few months.
Jeep brand presented other limited-edition models of its vehicles, namely: the Wrangler Call of Duty, Wrangler Arctic and Islander, and Liberty Arctic. In 2011, Jeep sold 419,349 units in the U.S., about 44% higher than in 2010.
“We plan to garner feedback from consumers at the Houston Auto Show, and via our online Jeep ‘Name My Ride’ contest,” Manley added. “If the level of excitement is what we anticipate, this new Grand Cherokee will be in Jeep showrooms this spring.”
New and with improved aerodynamics the Jeep Grand Cherokee has even greater fuel economy and has a much reduced coefficient drag by as much as 7% than previous models.
Gilles said the new version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee contains more improvements and refinements than ever before and feels as well as looks sportier.
Featuring the iconic seven-slot grille, the Grand Cherokee has kept the round headlamps and traditional wheel arches. The lower fascia can be removed to provide even better fuel efficiency and performance when driving both off-road and on-road, it also has the option for tow hooks and the Limited and Overland versions also come with a chromed appliqué.
Jeep's strong physique is even more apparent from the side. The day-light openings or (DLOs) are enhanced with the addition of black appliqués on the B-pillars giving the Cherokee an up-to-date look. Chrome on the DLOs, mirrors and door handles add to the look of sophistication for all the different versions.
Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with seventeen-inch wheels but both 18 and 20-inch wheels are also available as an option.
The taillamps blend into the corners of the rear of the vehicle, creating a strong impression and contributing to the updated look of the new Grand Cherokee which in turn works well with the rest of the changes to give this new Jeep such an air of class.