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What's New for '08

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee has revolutionized the sport-utility (SUV) market. With best-in-class tractive capability and best-in-class power, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road or off-road.

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For 2008, Jeep Grand Cherokee adds an all-new 4.7L V-8 engine that delivers a 30 percent increase in horsepower, a 10 percent increase in torque, and improved fuel economy of more than 5 percent than the engine it replaces. The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee also features a refreshed interior and exterior design and a host of innovative premium amenities, including one not found on other full-size SUV competitors on the road today – SIRIUS™ Backseat TV.

SIRIUS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children’s TV featuring many of the most well-known kids’ programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” and Cartoon Network’s “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.”

SIRIUS Backseat TV operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming is displayed on the vehicle’s second-row (except minivan: second- and/or third-row) video screen, and channel name, program title and rating will be broadcast and displayed on the screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers can enjoy SIRIUS Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit. In addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming can be displayed on the MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System screen for front-seat viewing.

Along with SIRIUS Backseat TV, the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes a variety of premium amenities that are new for 2008, including the new MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System that has a built-in navigation, audio, entertainment and communication system. MyGIG enables customers to use touch-screen or voice commands to control all of the features, and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive where music and photos can be stored. There’s space reserved on the hard drive for approximately 1,600 songs; that’s more than 100 hours of music. There also is a voice-memo recorder feature. MyGIG supports real-time traffic information, available through SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and can provide an alternate drive route based on current traffic.

Also new on the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee are high-intensity discharge (HID) auto-leveling headlamps. HID auto-leveling headlamps provide approximately three times the light output of conventional reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination. The auto-leveling feature automatically adjusts the headlamps to the vehicle pitch depending on the load and number of passengers in the vehicle. This feature also benefits oncoming traffic because the system prevents drivers from being distracted by glare from the headlamps. The auto-leveling feature is only available with HID headlamps.

ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera (with or without navigation), ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, SmartBeam® headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, memory seats and mirrors, iPod connectivity and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels also are part of the vehicle’s available features and options.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also features three new safety and security technologies for 2008: Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control.

Hill Descent Control (HDC) is standard on Grand Cherokee 4x4 models equipped with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Operational in the “4WD Low” position, HDC provides downhill assistance at a controlled rate of speed. By means of electronic brake control, HDC supplements the gear reduction and engine braking that a traditional mechanical low-range transfer case provides. For ease of operation, Grand Cherokee’s HDC is activated and deactivated automatically, after the HDC button is engaged, as the system senses changes in topography. The system works whether the vehicle is in forward or reverse.

The available Hill Start Assist (HSA) allows the driver time to transition from brake to throttle to achieve a smooth launch on a grade. The system will hold brake pressure for two seconds upon the driver’s release of the brake pedal. The ABS system decreases wheel pressure in response to increasing throttle to provide a smooth launch.

Trailer Sway Control is optional on all Grand Cherokee models. This system reduces trailer sway and provides improved trailer stability and increased towing safety.

“WHAT’S NEW FOR 2008”

EXTERIOR

* High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
* Integrated headlamps with park/turn lens
* Refreshed front fascia and grille
* 17-inch aluminum wheels—standard on Laredo
* 17-inch machined-faced aluminum wheels—standard on Limited, optional on Overland
* 18-inch chrome-clad wheels—standard on Overland, optional on Limited

INTERIOR

* Center console, cup holders and armrests
* Four-gauge instrument cluster with LED illumination features black gauges surrounded with white pointers, silver accent field on Limited and Overland models
* Fuel Saver Mode display on vehicles equipped with 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine and electronic vehicle information center (EVIC)
* Heated first-and second-row seats—standard on Limited and Overland
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System—optional on Laredo and Limited, standard on Overland
* Remote start with 3.0-Liter CRD engine—standard on Limited and Overland
* SIRIUS Backseat TV—optional on Limited and Overland
* Soft-touch on upper instrument panel
* Tilt and telescoping steering column with integrated Electronic Vehicle Information Center controls on steering wheel „X iPod interface—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited
* Eight-inch DVD screen with rear video entertainment system—optional on Laredo, Limited and Overland
* 115V power outlet—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
* Integrated second-row headrests

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in Maine, NY, Vt., Mass., Calif.)—standard on Limited

SAFETY AND SECURITY

* Hill Descent Control System—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
* Hill Start Assist—optional on Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera—available without navigation system–optional Laredo, standard on Limited and Overland
* Trailer Sway Control system—optional on Laredo and Limited, standard on Overland

PACKAGES

* Sun & Sound Group: Power sun roof, AM/FM/six-CD
* Premium Audio Group: Boston Acoustics premium audio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Rear 12V Power Outlet
* Trailer Tow Group: Class II receiver, four-pin wiring harness
* Trailer Tow Group: Class IV receiver, seven- and four-pin wiring harness, heavy duty engine cooling (4.7L only), trailer sway damping, includes full-size spare
* Popular Equipment Group: Heated seats, remote start, adjustable pedals, roof side rails, adjustable roof rail crossbars, cargo compartment cover, 115V power outlet, fog lamps
* Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group: (only available w/ 4.7L & 5.7L) Quadra-Drive II, skid plates, tow hooks
* Rear Backup Camera Group: 1 CD/DVD Audio, 6.5-in. screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, backup camera, ParkSense
* Rear Backup Camera/Rear DVD Group: DVD, rear backup camera group
* Rear DVD Entertainment System Group: DVD rear entertainment system
* 18-inch Chrome-Clad Wheel Group: Chrome clad over aluminum, OWL over BSW
* Navigation/Rear Backup Camera Group: MyGIG, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, six-CD, rear backup camera, ParkSense, rear backup camera group

DESIGN

Exterior Ready to Take Action
With its upright and substantial posture, the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s design offers an athletic and contemporary appearance. The grille has been lengthened, and the headlamps are more circular for a more dominant and expressive front view. A new HID headlamp, optional on Limited and standard on Overland, includes an internal optic lens for the park/turn function. Fog lamps also have also been lowered for enhanced performance. Off-road enthusiasts will be pleased with the new two-piece front fascia, allowing for the entire lower piece to be removed before hitting the off-road trails.

The shape of the body is designed to protect the sides of the vehicle from potential road debris. The bodyside molding also has the integrated Grand Cherokee name for a high-quality look and feel. At the side, a proportionately longer hood and greater distance between the center of the front axle and the base of the windshield emphasize the engine compartment and help to achieve a more powerful image.

Interior Design Elegant and Functional
The Jeep Grand Cherokee takes capability and refinement to new levels. On the inside, the vehicle's two tone instrument panel features a new level of refinement with bright accents, a soft-touch surface, and updated styling.

A new tilt and telescoping steering column is standard, with a new steering wheel that includes bright accent bezels, which house the electronic vehicle information center's switches. The Limited model's steering wheel adds two-tone leather and bright chrome accent rings, and the Overland features a real wood rim for added luxury. Also new is the updated line of instrument clusters that feature new brighter LED illumination, with the Limited and Overland models receiving a modern and elegant treatment where, when the vehicle is started, the dark-tinted lens fades to reveal chrome-ringed black gauges that are surrounded by a bright silver accent field.

The new floor console has improved cup holders and the Limited and Overland models receive a new leather-wrapped and chrome-accented parking brake handle. The door panels have new armrests for improved ergonomics and comfort.

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s seats are beautifully crafted with contours that are precise, firm and ergonomic, featuring a robust structure. They are purpose-built and designed for long-distance comfort with trim styles different for each model: Laredo features cloth and optional leather, while Limited seats are two-tone leather with perforated inserts. New for the Overland model are the new saddle perforated leather seats that feature accent piping for an even more upscale look. A reversible load-floor panel is carpeted on one side and offers easy-to-clean plastic on the other. The plastic side includes a large shallow tray for additional utility.

ENGINEERING
Four-Wheel Drive Systems
Quadra-Trac I®
For Jeep Grand Cherokee customers who want the assurance of full-time four-wheel drive without any switches or levers to pull, Quadra-Trac I® is ideal. The system provides for smooth operation of the vehicle over a variety of road conditions.

The NV140 transfer case splits torque 48/52 percent (front/rear) for nearly even distribution of engine power. The single-speed transfer case has been designed to rigorous Jeep durability standards while offering smooth and quiet operation. The use of the Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) with the NV140 transfer case makes the 4x4 system extremely competent in most situations.

Quadra-Trac II®
The Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system for Jeep Grand Cherokee gives the customer the benefit of the NV245 two-speed active transfer case and BTCS.

The NV245 transfer case is the same used in the Quadra-Drive II® system. It takes input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system also uses Throttle Anticipate – sensing quick movement in throttle from a stop – and takes steps to maximize traction before tire slippage occurs. When wheel slippage is detected, up to 100 percent of the available 375 lb.-ft. of torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.

Torque is transferred to the individual wheels as needed by the BTCS to maintain traction in changing road conditions. When the system senses tire slip, it modulates brake pressure to the slipping wheel, which directs torque to the tires with the best traction.

Quadra-Trac II features an electronic shift mechanism for ease of use. The transfer case offers a low range for off-road situations and includes a neutral position for trouble-free towing behind another vehicle.

Quadra-Drive II®
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 tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to the tires 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 center 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/center 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 maximizes 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.

Engines
3.0-liter Common Rail Turbo Diesel
The new 3.0-liter common rail turbo diesel (CRD) engine produces 215 hp (160 kW) @ 3,800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. of torque (510 N•m) @ 1,600 - 2,800 rpm. The engine offers up to 30 percent improvement in fuel economy, class-leading torque, outstanding towing capacity (7,400 lbs.) and class-leading driving range (approximately 450 miles). And, clean diesel technology reduces CO2 emissions by an average of 30 percent.

3.7-liter SOHC V-6
The 3.7-liter V-6 engine provides the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a powerful standard engine that is efficient, durable and smooth. It produces 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm. A sophisticated Electronic Throttle Control system tailors throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions, and maintains a consistent vehicle speed on rolling grades when cruise control is active. An exhaust gas recirculation valve helps increase fuel economy.

4.7-liter SOHC V-8 (FFV)
All-new for 2008 is the 4.7-liter V-8 engine that offers better fuel economy, power and torque than the previous 4.7-liter high output engine, while at the same time delivering improvements in refinement.

The new 4.7-liter V-8 incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the only Chrysler Group engine to do so, other than the 5.7-liter HEMI), increased compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port flow and a new combustion system. The result is 305 horsepower (217kW) @ 5,650 rpm, a 30 percent increase, and 334 lb-ft (437 N•m) of torque @ 3,950 rpm, a 10 percent increase and more than five percent increase in fuel economy compared with the previous 4.7-liter V-8 engine. And, like the engine it replaces, the new 4.7-liter V-8 engine is flex-fuel capable, which gives customers the ability to use up to an 85 percent concentration of ethanol (E85) to fuel their vehicles.

Improvements in the new 4.7-liter V-8 result from significant revisions to the induction system, a lightweight piston/rod assembly and reduced accessory drive noise through lower accessory drive speed. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with a new cam design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a new valve-lash adjuster system. The new 4.7-liter V-8 also is equipped with electronic throttle control.

5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 is a highly refined power plant that delivers outstanding performance and reduced noise, vibration and harshness. The engine produces 330 hp (246 kW) @ 5,000 rpm and 375 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm. The engine gives the Grand Cherokee best-in-class power, while 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque is available from 2,900 rpm through 5,100 rpm for excellent performance. The engine features the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which deactivates four cylinders when the V-8 is not needed. Chrysler Group was the first manufacturer to offer fuel-conserving MDS in an SUV.

Some of the significant technologies enabling MDS include the speed of electronic controls, the sophistication of the algorithms controlling the systems and the use of Electronic Throttle Control.

New for the HEMI engine is a “Fuel Saver Mode” display, included as part of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, which informs drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

Suspension Steering Systems and Transmissions
The short- and long-arm independent front suspension on Grand Cherokee provides the driver with a greater sense of precision and control and more precise steering, and reduces vehicle weight and head toss, all without compromising the vehicle’s off-road performance. The five-link rear-suspension geometry, including a track bar, also improves lateral stiffness to match that of the front suspension for optimum handling.

Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is standard, aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe maneuvers on any type of surface. It works by using signals from sensors throughout the vehicle that then determine the appropriate brake and throttle adjustments for directional stability.

Grand Cherokee’s rack-and-pinion steering imparts more precise steering to the driver, providing quick response during all types of maneuvers.

Available with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine is the W5A580, a five-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth shifts and optimum fuel economy. The 3.0-liter CRD engine is mated to the W5J400 five-speed automatic transmission. The 4.7-liter V-8 and the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines are mated to the 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission. The W5J400 and the W5A580 have been refined for higher-quality shifts while giving Grand Cherokee class-leading towing capacity of 7,400 lbs. All transmissions feature Electronic Range Select driver interactive shift control. The shifter provides fully automated shifting when in the “drive” position. Or the driver can manually select each gear by simply moving the shifter left and right from the “drive” position. This gives the driver control to precisely match any on-road or off-road requirement.

Jeep Trail Rated®
The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s four-wheel drive systems are Trail Rated. The Jeep Trail Rated® badge on the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee shows that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is a unique methodology used by Jeep Engineering to measure and predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, Jeep Trail Rated provides a consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

* The 2008 Jeep® Grand Cherokee continues a tradition of Jeep innovation with new technologies, sophisticated Jeep design, on-road refinement, off-road capability, and a diesel engine offering in the full-size SUV segment – a Chrysler Group first
* Refreshed exterior design stays true to its authentic Jeep character with signature seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel openings, and includes an added level of sophistication for a distinctively Jeep design statement that easily transitions from on-road to off-road
* A refreshed interior with attention to rich details and craftsmanship that gives customers more comfort and more premium features than ever before
* The Jeep Grand Cherokee revolutionized the sport-utility market when it debuted in 1992
* 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is among the first Chrysler Group vehicles to offer SIRIUS Backseat TV featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network

Class-leading four-wheel drive capabilities

* Choice of three 4x4 systems – Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II®
* The Quadra-Drive II Jeep 4x4 system gives customers the ultimate in off-road capability by combining the NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (front/rear/center) for best-in-class tractive performance
* Staying true to its legendary 4x4 heritage, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is Trail Rated®

Command and control of the road

* Independent front and five-link rear suspension systems and rack-and-pinion steering offer superior on-road ride, handling and performance
* Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Electronic Roll Mitigation
* New Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control

Four leading engine options deliver performance and improved fuel economy

* Award-winning 3.0-liter CRD is a smooth-running diesel engine that delivers up to 30 percent improved fuel economy without sacrificing performance, best-in-class horsepower, towing (7,400 lbs.) torque and driving range
* Proven 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 standard engine
* All-new 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 engine offers 30 percent increased horsepower and 10 percent improved torque and improved fuel economy (more than five percent)
* Award-winning 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine delivers an exhilarating performance 330-horsepower

Legendary Grand Cherokee size, styling and comfort

* The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee preserves the right-size package that is critical for off-road use and provides nimble handling on-road
* The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers premium amenities such as SIRIUS Backseat TV, MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation, touch screen, hard drive, and real-time traffic update, heated first- and second-row seats, ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera w/non-navigation radio, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, UConnect® Hands-free Communication System, tilt and telescoping steering wheel column, SmartBeam® headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, rear DVD with eight-inch video screen, iPod connectivity, rain-sensing wipers, memory seats and mirrors, and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever, offers many premium features including heated first- and second-row seats, HID headlamps, ParkSense, navigation system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather-trimmed seats with accent piping, real wood interior accents, chrome exterior accents and roof rack, 18-inch chrome-clad premium wheels, standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Quadra-Drive II (4x4 vehicles) and available 3.0-liter diesel engine

MODEL LINEUP
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Standard Feature

* 3.7-liter V-6 SOHC engine
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* Side curtain air bags with roll detection system
* Electronic Stability Program and Electronic Roll Mitigation
* Brake Assist
* Brake Traction Control
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Tire Pressure Monitoring system
* One-touch up-down front windows
* Tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated electronic vehicle information center controls
* Air conditioning
* P245/65R17 Goodyear Fortera all-terrain tires
* Eight-way power driver seat, and driver adjustable lumbar support
* Electronic vehicle information center
* 60-40 split-folding rear seat with integrated outboard head restraint and retractable cup holders in seat cushions
* Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer system and remote keyless entry
* Cargo storage with reversible load-floor and water-resistant storage compartment
* AM/FM stereo with CD
* Auxiliary input jack

Optional Features

* 4.7-liter FFV V-8 engine
* Quadra-Trac II
* Quadra-Drive II
* AM/FM six-disc MP3 radio
* ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
* Power sun roof
* Power adjustable pedals
* Heated seats
* Remote start
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Trailer tow group with Trailer Sway Control system
* Two-tone leather seats
* UConnect w/iPod interface
* 115V power outlet

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Grand Cherokee Laredo, the Limited model includes:

* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* Quadra-Trac II
* 17-inch machined-face aluminum wheels
* Roof rack rails
* Remote start
* Leather interior trim
* Heated first- and second-row seats
* Power adjustable pedals with memory
* Rain-sensing automatic wipers
* SmartBeam® headlamps
* Hill Start Assist (4x4 models)
* Hill Descent Control System (4x4 models)
* Tire Pressure Monitoring system with display
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel
* ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Electrochromic interior rearview mirror
* Eight-way power driver and four-way power front-passenger seats
* AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 stereo with 20G hard drive and touch screen
* Boston Acoustics six-speaker premium sound system with 276-watt digital amplifier
* HomeLink® universal garage door opener

Optional Features

* Quadra-Drive II
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
* 3.0-liter CRD engine with remote start
* 18-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels
* High-intensity discharge (HID) auto-leveling headlamps
* Rear DVD entertainment system
* SIRIUS Backseat TV
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation
* Trailer tow group

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Grand Cherokee Limited, the Overland model includes:

* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
* Unique chrome accents and details
* High-intensity discharge (HID) auto-leveling headlamps
* Quadra-Drive II including tow hooks and skid plates (4x4 models)
* 18-inch chrome-clad wheels
* Trailer tow group
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System

Optional Features

* 3.0-liter CRD engine w/remote start
* Rear DVD entertainment system
* SIRIUS Backseat TV

2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES
Please refer to the safety glossary in the Safety and Technology section for descriptions of the following available features:

* Active Turn Signals
* Adjustable Pedals
* Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* ABS with Rough Road Detection
* Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
* BeltAlert
* Brake Assist
* LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren)
* Digressive Load-limiting Seat Belt Retractors
* Electronic Roll Mitigation
* Electronic Stability Program
* Energy-absorbing Steering Wheel and Column
* Enhanced Accident Response System
* Express Up-down Front-door Windows
* Four-wheel Brake Traction Control System
* Head Restraints in All Outboard Seating Positions
* Knee Bolsters
* ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
* Rain-sensing Wipers
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Seat Belt Pretensioners
* Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System
* Side Curtain Air Bags with Roll Detection System
* SmartBeam Headlamps
* Three-point Belts in All Seating Positions
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Warning Indicator
* UConnect Hands-free Communication System

COLOR AVAILABILITY

* Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat
* Light Graystone Pearl Coat
* Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat
* Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
* Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
* Stone White Clear Coat
* Black Clear Coat
* Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

* 2008 model year production start: August 2007
* Production location: Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit
* 3.0-liter CRD V-6 engine: Berlin Marienfelde Plant, Berlin, Germany (Mercedes-Benz)
* 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
* Five-speed automatic transmission (W5J400): Hedelfingen Transmission Plant in Germany (Mercedes-Benz)
* Five-speed automatic transmission (W5A580): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.
* Five-speed automatic transmission (545RFE): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION
Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a sporty and sophisticated driving experience with superior on-road ride and handling, best-in-class 4x4 capability and technological innovations in a well-appointed package.

MARKET ADVANTAGES
Overland delivers the most advanced, luxurious Grand Cherokee to date

* Unique exterior styling cues including wheels, chrome accents, and body-color exterior mirrors
* Real wood and premium leather seating surround the occupants with rich luxury
* A long list of standard features including 5.7-liter HEMI, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System, ParkView Rear Back-up Camera

Grand Cherokee delivers luxury, comfort and convenience

* Nimble and easy to maneuver; right size
* Four engines and three 4x4 systems – the most options of any full-size SUV
* Contemporary style with premium amenities including MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System, SmartBeam, HID headlamps, and memory seats and mirrors

Grand Cherokee delivers class-leading on- and off-road capability and control

* Quadra-Drive II – the next great four-wheel-drive innovation from Jeep
* Standard Electronic Stability Program with Electronic Roll Mitigation
* Jeep-engineered steering and suspension systems provide great on-road manners

3.0-liter CRD engine – an advanced common-rail direct injection clean diesel powertrain

* Chrysler Group’s first diesel in the U.S. full-size SUV segment adds unique capability in support of the Jeep brand’s continued push for innovation and market leadership
* Up to 30 percent improvement in fuel economy
* Outstanding towing capacity at 7,400 lbs, 376 ft. lb. torque
* Class-leading driving range (450 miles)
* Jeep Trail Rated capability
* Now available with Remote Start

DEMOGRAPHICS
Gender: 58 percent male/41 percent female
Median Age: 51
Median Annual Household Income: $95,000
Education: 60 percent with undergraduate/graduate degrees
Household: 71 percent married/22 percent families

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY
2007 MODEL YEAR
Five new colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic
Narrow molded-in-color black body molding for Laredo (Laredo appearance upgrade)
Body color door handles on all Laredos
Revised rear taillights
Brushed aluminum stainless steel front sill guards on Overland
Improved finish on upper instrument panel
Color keyed interior color cup holders
Center console bezel changed from black to match other interior bezels—Laredo
Chrome accent HVAC knobs—Laredo
Cut and sew padded vinyl center arm rest—Limited
Chrome rings on instrument gauges—Laredo
3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel (CRD) engine with Dana 44 axle in 2WD models (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) standard
4.7-liter SOHC V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
Remote start
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
Standard tires: P245/65R17 Goodyear Fortera replaces Wrangler SRA and HP
ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System on Laredo
ParkView Rear Back-up Camera—Available on Laredo and Limited
Active turn signals—“3-Blink Lane Change”
Standard side curtain air bags
Fog lamps optional on Laredo Package
Laredo Popular Equipment Group with heated seats, remote start and adjustable pedals optional on Laredo Package
Sun and Sound Group with AM/FM/six-disc CD and power sun roof optional on Laredo Package
Premium Sound Group with Boston Acoustics and SIRIUS optional on Laredo Package

2006 MODEL YEAR
New Overland 2WD and 4WD models
5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with five-speed A/T (with Quadra-Drive II® on 4WD models)
Heated seats, sun roof, SmartBeam,
UConnect® Hands-free Communication System, ESP
Platinum finish appliqués and moldings
Wire lattice grille gray texture with platinum surround
Chrome front tow hooks
Body color front air dam with platinum accent.
Platinum roof rack side rails with black crossbars
Platinum color accent moldings on exterior mirrors with power foldaway
Body color door handle grabs, license brow
Platinum finish on bodyside and beltline moldings
Body color sill moldings
Liftgate lightbar—Platinum
Rear bumper—Platinum accents
“Overland” badge
Supplemental side curtain air bags
Navigation radio
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Unique, high-contrast two-tone seats with Ultra suede, accent stitching
Leather and real wood steering wheel
Real wood trim bezels—I/P, door, console
Shifter handle real wood insert
Leather-wrapped center console armrest
Unique cluster graphics—Color only
Unique vinyl-wrapped I/P cluster hood
Overland logo embroidered on front seat backs
Cargo net
ParkSense™ rear park assist
Unique 17-inch clad wheels—Platinum chrome
P245/65R17 A/T (Outside White Lettering) OWL tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring with display
Trailer tow
Optional engine block heater
Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system
Optional (P3, P4 and P5)
One-touch up/down windows—New standard feature
Advanced side air bag option
Audio input minijack on AM/FM CD radio
Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Brake Assist

LAREDO
New Black color
Quadra-Trac II, active full-time four-wheel drive, added to 3.7-liter V-6 engine as option on 4x4 models
Automatic liftgate flipper glass
High-performance halogen headlamps and fog lamps
Power sun roof with express open and close
X Package
Heated seats (formerly optional)
Two-tone leather seats
Adjustable pedals (formerly optional)
Off Road Group offered as option (P6 with tow hooks, OWL tires)

2005 MODEL YEAR
All new Laredo and Limited 4x2 and 4x4 models with Uniframe® construction, aluminum hood, air dam, new fascias, grilles and bodyside moldings
Longer wheelbase and wider track for improved stability and ride
New independent short-long-arm front suspension and new five-link solid axle rear suspension
New variable ratio, power-assisted rack and pinion steering
Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) (4x4 models without Electronic Limited Slip Differential)
Optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
New Laredo body color grille and Limited chrome grille
New Laredo black bodyside moldings and Limited chrome belt molding
Automatic liftgate flipper glass
New high-performance halogen headlamps and fog lamps. SmartBeam™ auto-dimming high-beam headlamps available on Limited
Power sun roof with express open and close
Controller Area Network (CAN) electrical architecture
3.7-liter V-6 engine replaces 4.0-liter I-6 engine
New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with multi-displacement system and electronic throttle control
545RFE multi-speed automatic transmission featuring tow/haul mode and electronic range select; standard with 4-7-liter and 5.7-liter V-8 engines
W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission with electronic range select standard with 3.7-liter
V-6 engine
Optional Vari-Lok® progressive rear axle for 4x2 models only
Quadra-Trac I full-time four-wheel drive
Quadra-Trac II active full-time four-wheel drive
Quadra-Drive II active full-time four-wheel drive with front and rear Electronic Limited Slip Differentials
Hybrid (electric and engine-driven fans) cooling for 4.7-liter V-8 engine
Hydraulic cooling for 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
Optional supplemental side-curtain air bags(b)
New two-tone interior color schemes
New Laredo eight-way power-adjusting driver and manual front passenger seat with lumbar
New driver eight-way and passenger four-way power seats with manual lumbar
DVD rear seat entertainment system
Boston Acoustics six-speaker audio system with 285-watt DSP amplifier
UConnect Hands-free Communication System
Full-screen, color DVD-based navigation system with integral AM/FM stereo radio with six-disc CD/MP3 player (REQ)
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System

2004 MODEL YEAR
Special Edition, Freedom, Columbia Edition and Rocky Mountain models introduced
New fascia, grille and fog lamps on all Grand Cherokee models
All models available in choice of either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Quadra-Trac I single-speed transfer case introduced on Laredo (only available with 4.0-liter I-6 engine)
New navigation radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM stereo, CD player and DVD-based navigation system

2003 MODEL YEAR
New high-back cloth seat standard for Laredo
Interior upper head impact protection—Meets 2003 federal standard
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)

2002 MODEL YEAR
Premium Overland model
New 4.7-liter High Output V-8 engine—Standard on Overland, optional on Limited
Vari-Lok® rear differential replaces rear Trac-Lok®(a)—Optional without Quadra-Drive®
New tire pressure monitor system—Optional
New rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers—Optional on Limited; standard on Overland
Thermal expansion valve added to air conditioning system to enhance cool-down
New electroluminescent cluster lighting—Standard on Overland and Limited
New optional power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals
New optional inflatable supplemental side curtain air bags for front and outboard rear seat occupants—Standard on Overland
Air bag system upgraded with multiple threshold sensors and dual-stage inflators
ORVR (Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery) added

2001 MODEL YEAR
New 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission with 4.7-liter engine provides a second overdrive ratio for increased highway fuel economy and reduced engine noise at highway speeds
Industry-first hydraulically driven engine cooling fan on 4.7-liter engine for increased fuel economy and efficiency
New Euro-style seats with gathered leather on Limited

2000 MODEL YEAR
Two-wheel drive available with 4.7-liter V-8 engine
Selec-Trac® transfer case available with 4.7-liter V-8 engine

1999 MODEL YEAR
Complete redesign
Quadra-Drive® four-wheel drive system with Quadra-Trac® II transfer case and Vari-Lok axles
4.7-liter, SOHC, 16-valve SMPI V-8 engine (235 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. of torque)
4.0-liter, OHV, 12-valve SMPI I-6 engine upgraded (195 horsepower, 230 lb.-ft. of torque); meets LEV exhaust emission requirements in CA, NY, MA and NE Trading Region states
45RFE multi-speed automatic transmission
New steering, suspension and brake systems
Infrared dual zone climate control, Limited only
Inside, under-floor spare tire stowage
Next-generation driver and passenger air bags(b)
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system

1998 MODEL YEAR
Limited with 5.9-liter V-8 engine
Improved-response steering gear

1997 MODEL YEAR
4.0-liter engine meets Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) standards where required
Two-wheel drive available with 5.2-liter engine

1996 MODEL YEAR
4.0-liter engine provides more usable torque and quieter operation
On-demand Quadra-Trac transfer case available
Driver and front-passenger air bags
Automatic-dimming day/night rearview mirror available
Heated front seats available

1995 MODEL YEAR
Higher torque for 5.2-liter engine

1994 MODEL YEAR
Four-wheel disc brakes on Limited
Front and rear side guard door beams for side-impact protection

1993 MODEL YEAR
5.2-liter V-8 engine introduced
Two-wheel drive available with 4.0-liter engine

1992 MODEL YEAR
Initial introduction spring 1992 as a 1993 model
(a) Trac-Lok® is a registered trademark of Spicer Technology, Inc.
(b) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children.

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