2010 LA Auto Show: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

Article by Christian A., on November 17, 2010

Chrysler revealed today at the 2010 LA Auto Show, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, which promises to take the in-demand SUV to a new level of refinement and indulgence. The new model will have a price tag of $42,495 (plus $780 destination) for 4x2 models and $45,995 (plus $780 destination) for 4x4 versions.

The 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit features the Advanced Warning System and Adaptive Cruise Control group, meaning that it offers Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning and Rear Cross-path detection systems.

The new Grand Cherokee Summit has a Black lower and New Saddle upper interior trim color, saddle-color Nappa heated and ventilated leather seats, and Berber floor mats with Black and Chestnut accent binding. This new car has chic Rugged Brown paint scheme and has a new appearance, which features fog lamp bezels, a fully chromed grille and 20-inch bright and polished aluminum wheels.

The interior of the 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit boasts of a Black Olive burl real wood trim integrated into the instrument panel. It also boasts a polished trim that wraps into the upper panels of the rear and front doors, engulfing passengers with the maximum level of craftsmanship.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee features the standard leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel with the same wood trim. The new vehicles will come in other exterior colors like Black, White Gold and Mineral Gray.

The interior of the new all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is now at par with its rivals in Europe. The cabin doesn’t offer more space for both passengers and cargo; it also employs rich materials as well as elegant appointments.

Ralph Gilles, Vice President for Design, remarked that the just like the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a proud graduate of the Advanced Interior Design Studio. He noted that they managed to give the new Grand Cherokee with a world-class interior by employing fine materials and paying a laser-attention to details.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee could be installed with an available all-new CommandView dual-pane sun roof. Extending from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle, the glass surface of the CommandView dual-pane sun roof is twice as large a standard sun roof. By opening front panel rearward, first-row passenger can benefit from additional light and fresh air. The fixed rear panel, coming standard with a power sun shade, allows light and open viewing for passengers in the second row.

Compared to its predecessor, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is longer by 1.8 inches and wider by is 3 inches, with a wheelbase than been extended by 5.3 inches (to 114.8 inches). Thanks to this longer wheelbase, the Grand Cherokee gained more interior space, with passengers benefiting from 4 inches of extra rear-seat knee and leg room.

Passengers can now better access the cabin of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee thanks to larger front door openings that are 1.9 inches wider and 2 inches higher, as well as rear doors that open 78 degrees.

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