Washington Post's Warren Brown on the 2011 JGC Summit:
"So why applaud the 2011 Grand Cherokee? It's simple. The new model is the best Grand Cherokee in the 27-year history of that model (including those designed under the aegis of the defunct American Motors Corp.). That's a remarkable accomplishment considering the administrative/ownership and financial hell Chrysler has gone through in the past five years, including bankruptcy in 2009.
"The 2011 Grand Cherokee, of which the Overland Summit sits at the top of three Grand Cherokee models, is a testament to the human spirit. It is the four-wheeled equivalent of that big bronze right arm and fist suspended from a pyramidal support in the heart of this hard-knock city's downtown - a tribute to Detroit's Joe Louis, the late, great boxing champion.
"It's difficult to feel anything but pride sitting in the Overland Summit. Chrysler and its people were supposed to have been down and out. They had been used and abused by the Germans, ridiculed by their own countrymen, beaten to a corporate pulp by Wall Street and Washington, and finally sold to the lowest bidder, which happened to be Fiat. The U.S. and foreign news media had voted it the car company most likely to die and stay dead.
"But Chrysler, as represented by the Overland Summit and its siblings, the Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited, has come back swinging. Fit and finish are among best in class...."
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