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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

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What is it with Americans and diesels? How can you bag this motor? Who would want the petrol over the CRD?
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I'm confused!
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Possibly you never saw the old TV program "Diff'rent Strokes"

Now if you could convince Feep/Jiat to put the big V10 LeMans diesel in the GC...
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You bought the hemi, I'm talking about the pentastar... The v8 gets killed in oz on resale, otherwise I like it.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee review | carsguide.com.au
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Thanks SNUKE. Pity the link to the SRT review is of the 2012 model!

anyone know how I can get a job as a motoring journo? lol
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May day for FCA - motoring.com.au
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Closer to home, the May pow-wow is also expected to formalise plans for Jeep to enter the pick-up [ute] marketplace and give the green light to a larger seven-seat SUV based on the existing Grand Cherokee platform.
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From Sydney Morning Hearld.

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Video from the Blue Mountains Gazette facebook page.

One would presume that the security guys are in the JGC's.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

The AFP Protective services use the Hemi JGC for their VIP Protective duties. They needed something that was as fast as a Turbo Territory (previous car of choice). The got some X5's for the PM's detail, but Jeeps for the rest.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Give them some SRTs.... they'd kick ass!!!
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Family SUV comparison.

Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9 | CarAdvice
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee, meanwhile, in being the most popular car in the class, clearly shows buyers don’t mind forfeiting a third row of seats. Accept that, and the American SUV wins outright by best blending fine driving abilities, a semi-premium interior and plenty of equipment for the money.
Bring on the wagoneer and they will kill the segment, you'd think. Particularly with that diesel.
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I agree Benn0 - I think a 7-seater would cleanup over here except it doesn't appear as easy or more accurately as economical as one would think to do the RHD conversion.

At the March Geneva Motorshow Mike Manley said:

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A born-again Grand Wagoneer large seven-seat wagon might also play a part in the expansion of Jeep’s Australian line-up.

Mr Manley all but ruled out a factory RHD Grand Wagoneer, saying it was “very unlikely” due to a lack of RHD sales potential, but added cryptically: “We have recently found new ways of making right-hand drive more cost-effectively.”

GoAuto understands the group is weighing up a proposal to get around the problem by converting the vehicle to RHD in New Zealand for Australasia.
Good for the NZ motoring trade if they can grab that business I suppose. Seems odd to me though.

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