THE JEEP Grand Cherokee is one of those cars you might think you know well enough to dismiss, but at the risk of spoiling the bottom line, the new one is something of a surprise.
It’s moved upmarket with a new flagship trim level, better soundproofing, an eight-speed gearbox and, on the higher models at least, a whole new infotainment interface from Harmon/Kardon.
All of a sudden the Grand Cherokee; historically the archetypal Jeep thanks to its size, simplicity and legendary thirst for fuel, looks a very different beast. For a start, the engines are changing and becoming much less eager to visit every filling station forecourt they pass. Europe has been a major driving force behind the updated Grand Cherokee both in terms of its functionality and its efficiency. European markets are just more ...