Jeep announced the debut of the Seven-seater Grand Cherokee L SUV in the Australian market from mid-2022. This is the first new-generation Cherokee available in Australia, and the five-seater Grand Cherokee is expected to follow before the end of the year. This is excellent news for the followers of the firm in the country, especially for those who enjoy this specific model that has become one of the most historic cars of the moment.
The mechanics available for the car
Initially, the model is available exclusively with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine that produces an interesting 282 horsepower that is also accompanied by about 344 Nm of torque, which is a little less than the 290 horses of the American specification that in this case are accompanied by about 348 Nm of torque. The more powerful 5.7-litre V8 engine isn’t in the range, but Australians will soon get the Grand Cherokee 4Xe plug-in hybrid with a combined 375 horsepower and an interesting 637nm of torque.
Part of your technology
The Australian-spec Grand Cherokee L is available in three trim levels. The base Night Eagle comes standard with a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, automatic LED lights, 20-inch alloy wheels in gloss black, leather upholstery, heated and electric seats, six speakers, the basic Jeep Quadra, Trac I active 4×4 system, and all ADAS. The mid-range Limited adds a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, Selec-Terrain traction management system, Premium Capri leather, heated rear seats, ambient LED lighting and a nine-speaker audio system.
Finally, the flagship Summit Reserve gets the most sophisticated Quadra-Drive II Active 4×4 system, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Palermo padded leather upholstery, ventilated seats and massagers, four-zone automatic climate control, McIntosh High 19-speaker, Performance audio system, 21-inch alloy wheels and more. There are also optional features including the interactive passenger display and night vision system.
From the outside you can see an elegant front, but at the same time it instills respect. Daytime opticians come to the lakes, just above the mighty night lighthouses; both optics come with the advanced LED system. The grille has chrome inserts, and sports the manufacturer’s slogan right in the center, at the top at the end of the hood. There are fog lights on the sides of the bumper, above the air intakes on the sides, which support the central entrance in the form of a grid.
On the sides of the car we have those elegant wheels in silver, the door locks of the same color of the body, roof grille, and plates in the low area in chrome. The rear light brake or stop lights in LED, decorative spoiler just above the glass, third stop, radio antenna in the form of a shark fin, auxiliary lights on the bumper, two exhaust outlets among other details.
What the car costs
The price starts at AU$82,250 or what’s equal to about $58,973 for the Night Eagle model, rises to AU$87,950 or about $63,080 for the mid-range Limited and goes up to AU$115,450 or about $82,804 for the flagship Summit Reserve. Naturally, this is more expensive than the model’s prices in the United States, where it’s available in more trim levels ranging from $38,890 to $64,865.
Rivals in the Australian market include the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series and seven-seater Nissan Patrol SUVs, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L being larger than both, with a length of 5204 mm (204.9 inches). The seven-seat capacity is expected to appeal to Australians, with a growing number of buyers interested in large three-row SUVs.