2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets Substantial Refresh

 

We knew that Chrysler would bring an updated version of their popular Jeep Grand Cherokee for the 2014 model year, but it was expected to be more of a nip and tuck rather than fairly significant updates. Turns out we’re getting, well, rather significant updates.

Exterior-wise the Grand Cherokee is jumping aboard the LED train as it gets new LED running lamps, a reworked grille, and a new lower front fascia. Out back there are redesigned tail lights, new tailgate and new wheel designs. The end result is probably the best looking Grand Cherokee yet.

Inside the changes are eye-appealing as well with a newly redesigned steering wheel, a seven-inch configurable screen in with the gauge cluster, standard paddle shifters on all models, an 8.4 inch U-Connect infotainment system and an electronic gear selector. In short, a very nice looking interior (see a pic after the jump).

Perhaps the biggest change is the availability of new powertrain units, not least of which is a new diesel. The 3.0 EcoDiesel V6 makes about 240 horsepower and a delicious 420 pound-feet torque. The end result is fuel consumption figures of 11.2 L/100 kms in the city and 7.8 L/100 kms on the highway. Other available engines are the Pentastar 3.6 litre V6 and the 5.7 litre V8.

What do you think of the new Grand Cherokee? Check out more pics after the jump.

 

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