2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift revealed in Detroit
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, has received a facelift in a rather surprise move by Chrysler, considering the current generation just came out in 2011.
Not that we don’t like the new look, as the new front fascia looks more aggressive now. The front headlamps have been made thinner with new repositioned fog lamps in the reshaped bumper, and the grille has been slightly changed. Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights will be found in the higher models. LEDs have been added to the tail-lights as well.
The interior has also been slightly modified with a new three-spoke steering wheel and a configurable 7-inch screen in the middle of the gauge cluster. The centre console with the 8.4-inch UConnect system has also been redone slightly to make it more user-friendly. A new gearshift selector has been added as well. The leather quality of the upholstery has improved and there will be more choice of colours in the higher models.
As for the performance model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT received similar changes to the front fascia such as thinner headlights and a revamped front grille. It also gets a new design rear spoiler. Ironically, it is now harder to tell the difference between the regular Grand Cherokee and the SRT8.
Performance-wise, the 2014 Grand Cherokee will receive the 8-speed transmission in all their engines, including the performance oriented 6.4-litre V8 powered SRT model. Chrysler claims this will improve fuel economy by as much as 5% in the 3.6-litre V6 and 5.7-litre V8 engine. As for the SRT, it could result in faster acceleration times, though not by a lot.
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC Countries by the end of the year.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Jeep Grand Cherokee buyer guide.
Looks very nice indeed, and finally, 8 speed transmission for all models
Just look at the gearshift selector.
SRT models possibly down to the low 4s with that new gearbox?
2014 grand cherokee,,,,trims whats the price? limited and laredo