New Car: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited

The Grand Cherokee S Limited is part of a roll-out of three new additions to Jeep’s European line-up, the others being the Wrangler Mountain and the Compass Black Edition, which are both limited-edition models.

First revealed as a design study at the Geneva motor show in March, the Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited adds an extra trim level to the existing range, which comprises Laredo, Limited, Overland and the new top-of-the-range performance SRT variant. The new addition sits slightly below Overland in terms of specification, but adds more sporting touches to the exterior and interior design.

The Grand Cherokee S Limited gets a black gloss front grille surround as well as black headlamp bezels, exhaust tips and 20in black gloss alloys. The roof rack has been replaced with roof moulding covers to give the Jeep a more streamlined appearance and the rear of the SUV gets a diffuser.

The interior of the new 4x4 features a leather-wrapped perforated heated steering wheel and ventilated sports-styled Nappa leather and suede seats. Carbonfibre accents are integrated into the instrument and door trim panels, as well as racing-style pedals.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited is available with a 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 that produces 238bhp at 4000rpm and 406lb ft at 1800-2800rpm. It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0-litre CRD powertrain is also offered in a low-output version, with 187bhp at 4000rpm and 325lb ft of torque across 1600-2800rpm.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee S Limited will be available exclusively in Europe from September. UK pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

Thanks to: Autocar


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