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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Worth a shot. I'm happy with the current 8.4AN since I just stream Google Music through the bluetooth anyway, but would be nice if it was an upgrade-able feature. The only thing that gave me pause about Android Auto was maps...is the Navi built in, or does it run through google maps using data on the car or via your phone? I've been in a few places where I had a crap signal and lost my navigation on the phone. I prefer it built into the head unit.
My understanding is that everything runs on your phone, with the exception of GPS which is pulled from the car. I think this is far preferable as it allows rapid updates of google maps software on your phone to show up on the nav unit, not to mention the ability to update traffic and avoidance routes in real-time. I have never really had a problem finding a cell signal, even if it was slow (3G). I think that recent versions of google maps does allow you to download a segment of maps for that occurrence though (I thought I saw a pop up that asked me if I wanted to do just that a couple of weeks ago after an overnight update).

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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Sorry guys, but there will not be a new U-connect version. Drivers with shifting issues are already complaining that is too difficult to tune to AM radio.
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What's AM radio?
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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'm very surprised and disappointed that very few if any web sites have featured the 2017 Grand Cherokee reveal at the NY Auto show.
Motor trend.com was the only site I found with pics taken at the show.
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I'm very surprised and disappointed that very few if any web sites have featured the 2017 Grand Cherokee reveal at the NY Auto show.
Motor trend.com was the only site I found with pics taken at the show.

Leftlanenews.com has some good pics too, but only the Trailhawk and no interior - looks really great in both of those colors I must say

Finally see the indigo on the new Summit interior on those motortrend pics - have to say that completely changes it for me. I have the indigo/brown on current Overland, and am ready to get away from the blue. Can't wait to see this interior in the saddle/sienna now.


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I'm very surprised and disappointed that very few if any web sites have featured the 2017 Grand Cherokee reveal at the NY Auto show.
Motor trend.com was the only site I found with pics taken at the show.
Well remember its still just a mid-cycle refresh with minimal changes. In reality the front bumper is the only thing that has changed and they slapped on some Durango wheels. Yeah it looks great, but don't expect it to be covered like its the next generation Grand Cherokee.
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Milous - when do you anticipate they will present the new colors on the Summit - new black & true blue? Also - think we will get any sneak peeks on the Summit interior in the other colors before order banks open?


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Re: 2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I think it's pretty cheap that they took the Durango wheels and slapped them on the GC. It's like "hey the Durango doesn't sell very well so let's take some wheels off of it and put them on the GC" haha
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What's AM radio?
Why, that's where it all started.

I can remember as a kid on nights when the atmospheric conditions were right I could pull in WLS out of Chicago... 300+ miles away. They had good rock back in the day.

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I think it's pretty cheap that they took the Durango wheels and slapped them on the GC. It's like "hey the Durango doesn't sell very well so let's take some wheels off of it and put them on the GC" haha

They aren't the exact same wheel - just look very similar. Now Jeep taking the 2011 Overland wheels and painting them black for the High Altitude was a bit of a joke IMO.


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They aren't the exact same wheel - just look very similar. Now Jeep taking the 2011 Overland wheels and painting them black for the High Altitude was a bit of a joke IMO.


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I actually like those wheels... much easier to reach through the spokes to wash the inner wheel than on the standard Overland wheels.
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I actually like those wheels... much easier to reach through the spokes to wash the inner wheel than on the standard Overland wheels.

Will be interesting to see if the HA carries over to17 and what updates it receives if so. Guess that info will be released closer to the dealer launch


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