As we said, Chrysler unveiled today at this year's New York Auto Show the brand new 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee which will come as an 2011 model. As you can see from the photos, the new SUV comes with a completely new face but also with a new rear showing that the American manufacturer wants to break all the sales records with this new car.
Under the hood of the new Grand Cherokee features the all-new flexible fuel 3.6-liter V6 engine capable to develop 280 hp (209 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm) at 4,800 rpm. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee's larger fuel tank, with a 24.6 gallon capacity, combined with the V-6 engine's improved fuel economy, delivers a range of approximately 500 miles on one tank of gas.
The vehicle will also feature the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine delivers 360 hp (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (520 Nm) at 4,250 rpm. With the front air dam removed, and the available Quadra-Lift air suspension, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 35.9-degree approach angle, (compared to 32.3 on current model), a 29.2-degree departure angle (compared to 27.5 on current model) and 25.1-degree breakover angle (compared to 20.4 on current model).
Also, the SUV features the go-anywhere 4x4 systems: Quadra Trac I delivers full-time four-wheel drive without any switches or levers to pull. The system provides smooth operation over a variety of road conditions. This light-weight single-speed case is both proven and highly efficient for enhanced fuel economy.
Quadra Trac II's two-speed transfer case uses input from a variety of sensors in order to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system uses Throttle Anticipate to sense quick movement in the throttle from a stop and maximizes traction before slippage occurs. When tire slippage is detected, as much as 100 percent of available torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.
Quadra Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive capability. The system instantly detects tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will anticipate low traction and adjust in order to proactively limit or eliminate slip.