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Jeep finally produces a world-class Grand Cherokee medium-size off-roader
4 Nov 2011
DURING the ructions of the 2008 economic downturn, not only was the embryonic WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee at risk of failing to reach production, but also the Chrysler group itself nearly keeled over. With the humiliating publication of highly confidential WJ design sketches and the many ups and downs of a company facing oblivion, it is a surprise Jeep got the WJ out at all. Instead, the upheaval seems to have galvanised the company, because the WJ Grand Cherokee is one of the best Jeeps yet.
Model release date: 1 February 2011 to 1 June 2013
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Grand CherokeeReleased: July 2005
Ended: January 2011
Family Tree: Grand Cherokee
SHARING some components with Mercedes’ second-generation (W164) M-Class SUV, the third-generation Grand Cherokee arrived with an all-new body, redesigned suspension and a host of improved drivetrains, with the diesel coming courtesy of then-owner Daimler.
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