American SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee (body WK2) survived a light face lift and intervention in the technical part was presented in January 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show as a model Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014. Premiere of the European version was held in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show.
We will try in this review to find out what has changed in appearance, interior and technical stuffing of the most popular models in the line of the American manufacturer (at the end of 2012, has sold more than 223 million copies). And what lies in such a hurry restyled version of the car, produced only three years. In this paper we consider the European version of the SUV, which differs from the proposed car in North America nuances exterior design and technical aspects.
Long to find the differences between and updated Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 do not have to, just look at the front of the SUV to get a new bumper with large air intake huge decorated with stylish chrome winged insert and compact foglights.
Modified front fairing adds a solid car, but obviously worsen geometric patency of the body – such beauty is easily damaged when driving on difficult sections of the road is asphalt pavement. SUV also got a modern lighting with bi-xenon headlamps, underlined stylish contours LED daytime running lights.
Rear has not gone unnoticed designers. Feed has got great new shades marker lamps under the glass which is fully installed LED filling. The rear bumper has increased in size becoming more streamlined, but also massive.
- External facelift gave the updated SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014 more modern and organic appearance, the car has not lost brutality, but became even more like a crossover. The photo shows the European version of the new Grand Cherokee SUV, the lower part of the body which can not boast of protection is not painted plastic.
- External dimensions have not changed in comparison with the size of the model and make dorestaylingovoy: 4822 mm long, 1943 mm wide, 1760 mm high, 2915 mm wheelbase, 218 mm minimum ground clearance (clearance). Jeep Grand Salon updated Cherokki 2014 looks richer and more expensive than the interior dorestaylingovoy model thanks to a high quality materials and new equipment. Changes inside the car seriously:
- The new multifunction steering wheel (to control the phone, audio system, cruise control, you can not take your hands from the steering-wheel) with gearshift paddles gear selection.
- Multifunction color customizable 7-inch screen MultiView dashboard, which displays a lot of useful information (speedometer, tachometer, navigation maps, modes, Selec-Terrain and Quadra-Lift, trip computer).
- Compact comfortable and beautiful knob automatic transmission.
- Changed the center console, deserves special attention. From now on the expensive versions Grand Cherokee installed 8.4-inch color touch screen UConnect which displays the image settings control multimedia complex, air conditioner, telephone and navigation. Just below the comfortable control units, climate control and audio system. If you wish, you can order a set of musical premium 19-speaker (825 W) from Harman Kardon.
It is worth noting that the quality of the graphics and images a new instrument panel and the main screen provide excellent. The rest of the interior has remained the same: large and comfortable, with comfort and an enviable supply of free space to accommodate the driver, his four companions and luggage.
Specifications of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014: restyling did not affect the suspension and all-wheel drive powertrain many options available for installation on an SUV, but … all versions of Grand Cherokee survived the update to get a modern 8-minute !!! speed automatic transmission from the company ZF. The new automatic transmission provides smooth gear changes and helps to save fuel. Gasoline engines are very familiar to us dorestaylingovoy model: 3.6 V6 (286 hp), 5.7 V8 HEMI (352 hp) and 6.4 V8 (468 hp) thanks to the automatic transmission 8 began to consume 8-10% less fuel. For European motorists offered two diesel engines: Diesel 3.0-liter CRD depending on the setting provides 250 or 190 forces, motors differ modest fuel consumption of just 7.5 liters in the combined cycle. SUV with the engine (250 hp) accelerates to 100 kph in 8.2 seconds and is capable of dialing 200 mph top speed.