The petrol models have been given a thumbs up by all who have test-driven them, and the turbo-diesel promises much more. It is more powerful, more fuel efficient and produces lower emissions than its predecessor, while being able to tow up to 3500kg.
The new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine produces 177kW at 4,000 rpm with 550Nm of torque at 1,800-2,800 rpm. This translates to 10 percent more power and eight percent more torque than the engine it replaces. Even with its improved performance, fuel economy for the new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine is 8.3 L/100km on the combined cycle, an improvement of 19 percent over the prior diesel engine.
Jeep Grand Cherokee is now offered in Australia in all trim lines, including Laredo, Limited and Overland. All models will offer this new 3.0-litre turbo diesel, while the Laredo and Limited come standard with the new 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar engine. The 5.7-litre Hemi V8 is optional on Limited and standard on Overland.
Pricing for the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel starts at $50,000 for the Laredo, $60,000 for the Limited, and $69,500 for the top of the line Overland.