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Milous 04-15-2011 01:54 PM

2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
2012 Grand Cherokee - JG Garage exclusive advance info

Order banks open: June 6 (May 30th for Canada)

Production start: July 20 (except SRT8); August 18 (SRT)


Overland Summit


3.6L, 5.7L, 6.4L


5-speed automatic
6-speed automatic (5.7L models)

What's New:

All-new 2nd Generation SRT8 with 6.4L Hemi
6-speed Automatic replaces the 5-speed Automatic on V8 models
40GB Hard Drives on all Media Center Radios
Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering – added to all V6 models
Added availability of options on Laredo
New Stand-alone Uconnect option on Laredo ‘E’
New Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof option on Laredo ‘X’
New Power Liftgate option on Laredo ‘X’ (requires Power Sunroof)
New 20-inch Polished Wheels available on Overland (late availability)
New 18-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels available on Laredo “E” and “X” (late availability)
New 18-inch Off-Road Tire & Wheel Delete (AGW) on Laredo ‘X’
New: Chrome tow hooks (Summit Edition, late availability)
New 20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels (WRJ) optionally available on Overland (replaces Chrome Clad option),
- (design is identical to the standard 20-inch Premium Wheels, but with a rich polished finish (late availability)
Harman Kardon 19-speaker High Performance 7.3 Surround Sound audio system (SRT8 only)
LED taillamps (cancelled until 2013 model year)

Exterior colors:

Black Forest Green (Order banks open November 1, production start December 12, 2011)
Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat
Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
Maximum Steel (order banks open November 25, production start December 12)
Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat
Rugged Brown Pearl Coat (production delayed until November 7, 2011)
Stone White Clear Coat
True Blue
Winter Chill (order banks open October 3rd, production start December 19)

White Gold Clear Coat (cancelled for remainder of model year, last day of production 11/30/2011)
Canyon Brown (cancelled, replaced by Rugged Brown. Existing orders with Canyon Brown were changed to Rugged Brown.

Navigation radios (same as 2011 models except RHR hard drive increased to 40GB, 20GB usable):

430N (Garmin RHB)
730N (Harmon RHR) (Standard on Overland and SRT8)

Additional expanded information:


Milous 04-15-2011 01:56 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

smoove7410 04-15-2011 04:37 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Thanks Milous. How about headlights? Are the led running lights coming to all models? It is weird that the LED tail lights are srt only.....still, just a swap away. :)

If you have a chance Milous, tell them to paint the lowers on the Overland, or at least offer it as an option.

The new colors look promising. Are any of them currently offered on other models other than the redline? The Deep Burgundy Pearl Coat and Canyon Brown Pearl Coat look promising.

Lingohocken 04-15-2011 05:20 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Thanks for this most helpful update. My wife will be all smiles when she sees the Redline Pearl option!

Wow, where'd that six-speed (XF?) box come from? Even prelim SRT8 specs cited a five-speed box as recently as a few weeks back.

CitizenNick 04-15-2011 05:29 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
No Summit?

smoove7410 04-15-2011 05:40 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Will the normal 12' debut in NY also?

jeepin dave 04-15-2011 06:01 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Thanks for the information!

smoove7410 04-15-2011 06:05 PM

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Here is a possible brown....

jeep2011 04-15-2011 06:10 PM

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Yeah where did the 6 speed come from? Thought no new trannys until 2013. Oh well I am trading for the SRT8 anyways :)

Keep the updates coming.

Sparro 04-15-2011 10:30 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Any chance the V6 will get the 6-speed? What about a 2012 Diesel?
A factory shark fin would be nice too.
Oh ya, and power folding mirrors.

Tony007 04-16-2011 03:03 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes
Wonder why they're switching to a 6 speed for 12' with talk of an 8 speed the following year in 13'. Seems kinda strange don't ya think?

Milous 04-16-2011 03:22 PM

Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Originally Posted by CitizenNick (Post 396641)
No Summit?

No word yet on sub models or special models.

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