Chrysler Canada: Jeep(R) Announces Pricing for the Most Capable, Most
Luxurious Grand Cherokee Ever

    -  All-new 2011 Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee delivers legendary Jeep capability
       and uncompromised on-road experience
    -  New Quadra-Lift(TM) Air Suspension and Selec-Terrain(TM) systems
       deliver new levels of Jeep capability
    -  All-new Grand Cherokee is the most luxurious Jeep ever with sculpted
       new exterior and world-class interior styling featuring more than 10-
       centimeters of added rear leg room
    -  All-new 290 HP 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 delivers 38% more power, "Best-
       in Class" fuel economy of 8.9L/100km (32 MPG) & driving range of over
       1,000 km
    -  New 4-wheel independent suspension contributes to on-road refinement
    -  Abundant safety, security and advanced technology features
    -  Available in Jeep showrooms in June
    -  2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 pricing starts at $37,995 -
       $3,650 lower than outgoing model

WINDSOR, ON, May 17 /CNW/ - Chrysler Canada today announced Canadian pricing for the most advanced generation of its Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee. With roots dating back to Grand Wagoneer and with over 4 million Grand Cherokees sold, Jeep continues to redefine the luxury SUV segment. Pricing for the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 will start at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,995, excluding Freight of $1,400, representing a $3,650 reduction from the outgoing 2010 model.

"The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most capable Grand Cherokee ever, balancing legendary Jeep off-road capability with on-road sophistication to deliver a premium driving experience for all adventures," said Ed Broadbear, Vice-President, Marketing, Chrysler Canada. "The new Grand Cherokee - the premium icon of the Jeep brand - offers a unique blend of features and amenities, capability and refinement that no other sport utility or crossover vehicle can deliver, all at a great price."

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee capability highlights include a choice of three 4x4 systems, new Jeep Quadra-Lift(TM) Air Suspension, new Selec-Terrain(TM) system, and towing capability of 7,200 lbs. On-road dynamics are improved courtesy of a new 4-wheel independent suspension, a 13.5 cm (5.3-inches) longer wheelbase and a new body structure that dramatically increases torsional stiffness for reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) levels.

The design of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts an all-new sculpted body and athletic profile that define a sleek exterior and aerodynamic finesse. CommandView(R) - a new dual-pane panoramic sun roof - extends from the windshield to the rear of the vehicle. A world-class interior design is highlighted by premium soft-touch interior materials for all models. The interior provides consumers with more than ten centimeters (four inches) of increased rear-seat knee and leg room, and 17 percent more cargo volume.

An all-new 290-horsepower 3.6-litre 24-valve VVT Pentastar V-6 engine boasts 38 percent more power and a 14 percent improvement in fuel economy for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, delivering "Best-in Class" 8.9L/100km (32 MPG) and over 1,000 km on one tank of gas. Also available is the 360-horsepower 5.7-litre V8 with fuel-saving Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology, delivering 10.6L/100km (27 MPG).

More than 45 safety and security features are available in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including standard Active Head Restraints, full-length side-curtain and seat-mounted side thorax air bags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-start Assist, and Trailer-sway Control. A Blind-spot/Rear Cross-path detection system and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning are available.

Completely redesigned and reengineered, the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee will be built at the nearly 3-million square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, Michigan, which went through a complete transformation as part of World Class Manufacturing (WCM). It will arrive in Jeep showrooms next month (June).

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in 4 models: Laredo "E", Laredo "X", Limited and Overland.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "E" 4x4

Standard features on the Laredo "E" package include the 290 hp 3.6-litre 24v VVT V6 engine, Quadra-Trac(R) I 4x4, 17-inch Aluminum Wheels, Bright Grille, Bright Body Side Moulding, Bright Roof Rack, Front-seat side air bags and side-curtain air bags, active head restraints, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Trailer-Sway Control, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with 12-months free subscription, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Keyless Enter-N-Go with Proximity Sensor, Power 8-way Driver Seat with power 4-way lumbar adjust, Fog Lamps, Dual Zone Temperature Control, and much more.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "E"
    4x4 pricing:                    $37,995 (excludes $1,400 for destination)

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "X" 4x4

In addition to standard features offered on the Laredo "E", Laredo "X" adds features including Leather Trimmed Seating, Heated Front Seats, Power Passenger Seat with power 4-way lumbar adjust, 18-inch Aluminum Wheels, Media-Center 430 6.5-inch Touch Screen, Alpine Audio System with 9-speakers, subwoofer and 506 watts, Remote Start, Parkview Rear Backup Camera, Parksense(R) Rear Park Assist System and UConnect hands-free communication.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "X"
    4x4 pricing:                    $42,995 (excludes $1,400 for destination)

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4

Limited models add features that include Quadra-Trac(R) II with Selec-Terrain and Hill Descent Control, 18-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels, Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge auto-leveling headlamps with SmartBeam(R), Bright Mirrors, Bright Door Handles, CommandView Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Heated Second Row Seats, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel with Power Tilt & Telescope with memory function, Power Liftgate, Rain Sensitive Wipers, and much more.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited     $46,995 (excludes $1,400 for destination)
    4x4 pricing:                    - $5,750 lower than outgoing 2010 model

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4

Overland tops the Grand Cherokee range by including Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, Premium Nappa leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, leather-stitched instrument panel/doors/centre console armrest, wood/leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, genuine wood trim, 20-inch Aluminum Wheels, and more.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
    4x4 pricing:                    $49,995 (excludes $1,400 for destination)

Jeep Brand

Built on nearly 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all seven Jeep models are sold outside North America and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

SOURCE Chrysler Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Chrysler Canada, Daniel Labre, Office: (514) 630-5089, Cell: (514) 235-7512, Email:

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