Jeep hands over Grand Cherokee Summit to Juventus

Article by Anita Panait, on December 10, 2013

A ceremony was held to mark the delivery of 27 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit models to the coach and players of the famed Italian football champion Juventus. The club’s players and their coach Antonio Conte received the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. The Grand Cherokees delivered were finished in either black or white, after the Juventus’ shirt design.

Each is powered by the 247bhp 3.0-litre turbo, direct-injection V6 common rail diesel engine featuring MultiJet II Technology, and paired to the new eight-speed automatic gearbox.

This initiative further confirms the relationship between Juventus and the Jeep brand. Jeep is a reputed global brand with over 15 million vehicles built and sold around the world since the first model was launched in 1941.

Founded in 1897, Juventus currently boasts of over 250 million followers worldwide, and of having its own share Italian and European football success.

In the United Kingdom, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee range has a starting price of £36,995 (OTR) for the 3.0 CRD V6 CRD Laredo. The range-topping 3.0 V6 CRD Summit version has a starting price of £49,495 (OTR).

The current generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was pretty impressive when it was launched, owing to its cohesive, rugged yet upscale design. Now, the 2014 iteration of the Grand Cherokee recaptures this formula for its exterior and interior, thereby spicing up the vehicle’s level of strength and premium looks.

Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design for Chrysler Group LLC, remarked that for 2014, they gave the Grand Cherokee a more premium, yet even more rugged appearance. This resulted to a Grand Cherokee that isn’t just rugged and capable, but is also more luxurious and features premium visual and technological features usually not found in the full-size SUV segment.

From the lowest to the highest trim, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts of a more premium appearance, making it easily recognizable at first look. For the 2014 model year, the new Grand Cherokee still features Jeep's seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches.

All Grand Cherokee models now feature slimmer headlights, shorter upper grille, elevated lower front fascia and more pronounced raised fog lights. All of these visual tweaks lend the front end of this full-size SUV a more confident look that well complement its generous ground clearance.

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