01 Oct 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited Unveiled
New Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited unveiled at Paris Motor Show, inspired by SRT8 but powered by frugal 3.0 V6 CRD diesel engine. New bodykit, bucket seats and black detail set the S Limited apart from standard Limited and Overland models. On sale in early 2013 pending outcome of government motor tax policy changes.
The exclusive new Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited has been unveiled at the Paris Motor Show ahead of its anticipated Irish debut in early 2013. The S Limited was designed specifically for markets such as Ireland where prohibitive taxation on the purchase, ownership and fuelling of vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 put them beyond the reach of most consumers.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited combines the aggressive looks of the SRT8, courtesy of its exclusive body kit, 20-inch wheels and unique black detailing (grilles, headlamps, tinted glass, etc.) with the frugal refinement of the diesel-powered Limited and Overland models.
Equipped with Jeep's all-new, MultiJet II-equipped, 3.0 V6 CRD turbo-diesel engine, the S Limited offers impressive fuel economy (8.3L/100km on the combined cycle) and Band F emissions but thanks to its muscular 241hp and 550Nm output, plus its Quatra-TracTM II all-wheel drive system, performance hasn't been sacrificed in the name of lower running costs: 0-100km/h takes just 8.2 seconds and top speed is limited to just over 200km/h.
The interior of the S Limited has also been reworked to match the sporty exterior revisions, with a heated sports steering wheel; leather and suede SRT8-style seats; carbon fibre door and dashboard inserts and special aluminium pedals, all as standard. Other standard features include a five-speed automatic transmission; Quadra-LiftTM air suspension; Selec-TerrainTM chassis management; a UconnectTM infotainment/satnav system with 19 Harman Kardon® speakers; adaptive cruise control with forward collision mitigation and blind spot detection safety systems.
Final specification and pricing for the Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited will be announced closer to the vehicles expected launch in Ireland in early 2013, pending the announcement of the government's vehicle taxation policy for next year.