Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews, Information

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee was a spinoff of the smaller Jeep Cherokee. on the Jeep Concept 1 (1989), the Cherokee’s origins date to 1983 when American engineers were designing an XJ successor. The first generation was the first Chrysler-badged Jeep since AMC came up with the the AMC engineers/designers behind the project, Chrysler employees (after the buyout) were pushing for a 1980s release date; then-CEO Lee Iacocca was pushing for Chrysler minivans, delaying the release until late

The Grand Cherokee debuted in fashion at the 1992 North International Auto Show in Michigan. Then-Chrysler president Lutz drove Detroit Coleman Young up the steps of Hall and through a plate window to show off the new vehicle. of the Grand Cherokee started afterward in the purpose-built Jefferson Assembly in Detroit, Michigan and has there since.

ZJ (1993–1998)

The ZJ manufactured from 1993 to originally came in 3 general the Base, Laredo, and the Limited. The model (also known as SE) basic features such as instruments, cloth interior, and a manual transmission; The SE model was in 1996 in favor of the Laredo.

The Laredo is the mid-scale model, included added body fancier seats, power power door locks, and control; exterior features a medium grey plastic body paneling and five spoke aluminum wheels. The is the premium model, with the body paneling being the color as the vehicle color. The also boasts features as leather seating, optional sunroof, mirrors, seats, and keyless entry system; a onboard computer; and waffle-like aluminum wheels.

1996 cosmetic changes ranging improved body modeling bumpers), better wind and integrated fog lights; Interior added dual-airbags and increased quality for seating. At the same the American Motors-fonted Grand fender emblems were with a font style on other Chrysler vehicles Sebring, Breeze).

The AMC 4.0 L I6 engine was also refined, receiving slightly less but gained more torque and quieter operation. Limited that year and on had more items such as driver memory, remote radio from the steering wheel, and assist while driving and

Specialty models included the (1995-1997); a Grand Cherokee package that featured an color scheme of deep green with red and gold accents (1995), 96-97 exteriors were of hunter tone with basic striping; the interior was a two-tone and champagne seats complimented red accents and Orvis company A sporty TSi model (1997-1998) debuted, exterior features single color body with a light blue accent.

TSi packages came equipped 16-inch alloy wheels, tires, leather seats and sound system. The 5.9 Limited was only for the 1998 model having more luxury that of the regular Limited. It a powerful 5.9 L V8 engine with an of 245 hp and 345 foot-pounds of torque, going zero to 60 mph in only 7.3 seconds, it the quickest SUV available that

Other features separated the 5.9 the standard Limited model, as mesh grille insert, five-spoke alloy wheels, premium stereo, and softer trim.

For 1993 alone, resurrected the Grand Wagoneer for a special luxury version of the Cherokee with the 5.2 L V8, this the last appearance for the Grand from the Jeep lineup.

4WD included Command-Trac, a part-time offering temporary 4-wheel Command-Trac was dropped from in conjunction with the SE trim in Select-Trac had the option of either or part-time operation; Both Command-Trac and Select-Trac were available for the Cherokee XJ lineup, and adopted to the ZJ platform.

Exclusive to the Grand Cherokee was the of Quadra-Trac having all-time assistance only, this was on all Limited and specialty trims and for Laredo models alike. models were sold only for Laredo trims in 1993, it wasn’t until when 2WD was available for Limited; and in 5.2 L V8 engines were sold with 2WD.

The Grand V8 was on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best and was Motor Trend magazine’s of the Year for 1993.

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