“A New England winter can prove to be a harsh environment for most vehicles, but it’s the perfect setting for the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee to showcase its all-weather capability,” said Mike Manley, president and CEO of Jeep. Which helps explain why Jeep’s all-new SUV was recently named “Official Winter Vehicle of New England” by the prestigious New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA).
It’s an important honor, because NEMPA, made up of media members from all six New England states, covers one of the biggest market areas in the U.S.—and one that is well known for its challenging winters. But that didn’t hamper the Grand Cherokee.
“During one of the toughest New England winters on record, it handled everything Mother Nature could put in its way,” said John Paul, NEMPA Winter Vehicle Awards team leader. He also praised the Grand Cherokee as “quiet, luxurious and comfortable.”
According to Connecticut Jeep Dealers, that combination of premium on- and off-road performance comes courtesy of Grand Cherokee features that include:
- A torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case
- Three available 4X4 systems
- The new Jeep Selec-Terrain setup with five driver-selectable terrain settings
- An advanced Quadra-Lift air suspension
- The Chrysler Group’s Uconnect in-car entertainment and connectivity system
- Jeep’s CommandView dual-pane sunroof
- An all-new world-class interior with more passenger and cargo room
- Better fuel efficiency (now up to 23 mpg highway)
“We are delighted that these prominent New England automotive journalists have recognized the capability, comfort and refinement of the Jeep Grand Cherokee,” added Manley.
And needless to say, buyers of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can expect to be delighted as well.