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History of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Global Appeal

interior of jeep grand cherokeeAll Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer near Wood River knows that the appeal of the flagship vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee goes back to 1992.  Today the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to attract global appeal with all new features and amenities in the SUV segment.

Jeep Cherokee will also continue to set the off road benchmark across the globe-sold in 100 different countries.

“The first-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee began sales nearly two decades ago, creating a new benchmark for premium SUVs worldwide. Two years after the start of production, the Grand Cherokee was produced for Europe and other markets outside North America at the Magna Steyr manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria. Innovations such as three available four-wheel-drive systems and the world’s first standard driver-side air bag made this vehicle unique, and it offered a new level of comfort and handling. A 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine in 1995 and right-hand drive in 1996 helped build the vehicles success,” says Chrysler News.

The 2nd generation Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched in 1999, with all new features such as the class leading Quadra-Drive 4WD system as well as a new 3.1 liter turbo diesel engine.  The 3rd generation Grand Cherokee was launched in 2005 with an all new 4WD system, a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine and a 5.7 liter V8 engine available for the first time in a Jeep model.  The V8 had a fuel saving feature called the Multi-displacement feature.  The SRT8 model was a 6.1 liter HEMI engine which was launched in 2006.

Jeep Grand Cherokee led Jeep in 2009 brand sales outside of the U.S. being a top seller for the Jeep brand and the 2nd best seller for Chrysler Group’s international market. All in all over 4.2 million Grand Cherokee models have sold worldwide since its initial introduction.

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