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Unread 02-09-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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2011 WL Jeep Grand Cherokee

Since we have to wait until March for the WL Grand Cherokee to be introduced at the New York Auto Show, here's the next best thing. Thanks to Brenda Priddy and Leftlanenews.com, here are new spy shots of the next gen Grand:





My version of the TrailHawk:



It's hard to see the resemblance to the TrailHawk, but according to the ones who saw it without camo, it shares many of the design cues from the 2007 TrailHawk Concept. Also of important news is they state it has an ALUMINUM FRONT AXLE! Although this is a new chassis, shared with the next Durango and the Mercedes M-Class, it sounds like Jeep decided to move on the positive response from the TrailHawk's JK chassis. Here are the articles:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/jeep-gra...okee-2010.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...cherokee_spied

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/14/s...grows-grander/

ENJOY!

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Unread 02-16-2009, 08:44 PM   #2
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Another pic:

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Unread 02-17-2009, 06:17 AM   #3
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If that photoshopped WJ-cum-TrailHawk pic was the real 2010 WJ, I'd whip out my checkbook and be instantly ready to sign on the dotted line. That looks gorgeous. Luxurious for wife, spacious for kiddies and kick*** macho for dad, all in one package. Who wouldn't luv that!!?? Hopefully the '10 WJ will truly be something closer to the 'Hawk concept and less like the current WJ, which frankly does nothing for me. (I prefer the previous generation body styling cues.)
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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So does it come with the clothes? :P
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Unread 02-18-2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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If you log into the first link: http://www.leftlanenews.com/jeep-gra...okee-2010.html you will find a tiny pic that supposedly represents Chrysler's "official" take on the styling of the 2010 WJ. Scroll down to the bottom of the article and click on the thumbnail to bring up a decent-sized photo.

It looks pretty nice, but it's no TrailHawk. Then again, it's rather hard to tell as it is just one pic, and the bland putty gray color doesn't lend itself to making the rig look very exciting. Maybe in hot rod red or a royal blue or other such color it maight look a bit more dynamic.

Can't wait until it makes its debut later this month in Chicago (or in April in New York).
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Unread 02-18-2009, 09:38 AM   #6
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page 130 and 131

http://www.media.chrysler.com/dcxms/..._Viability.pdf
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Unread 02-18-2009, 12:07 PM   #7
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Unread 02-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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If that photoshopped WJ-cum-TrailHawk pic was the real 2010 WJ, I'd whip out my checkbook and be instantly ready to sign on the dotted line. That looks gorgeous. Luxurious for wife, spacious for kiddies and kick*** macho for dad, all in one package. Who wouldn't luv that!!?? Hopefully the '10 WJ will truly be something closer to the 'Hawk concept and less like the current WJ, which frankly does nothing for me. (I prefer the previous generation body styling cues.)
You mean the current body-style, the WK, is the one you don't care for. I agree. With this new WL, it looks more like my WJ than the current WK. Thank God!
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If you log into the first link: http://www.leftlanenews.com/jeep-gra...okee-2010.html you will find a tiny pic that supposedly represents Chrysler's "official" take on the styling of the 2010 WJ. Scroll down to the bottom of the article and click on the thumbnail to bring up a decent-sized photo.

It looks pretty nice, but it's no TrailHawk. Then again, it's rather hard to tell as it is just one pic, and the bland putty gray color doesn't lend itself to making the rig look very exciting. Maybe in hot rod red or a royal blue or other such color it maight look a bit more dynamic.

Can't wait until it makes its debut later this month in Chicago (or in April in New York).
It'll be the New York show in April for the new WL. Of course the Chicago show is done, but it's a Jeep tradition to introduce them in New York. So, I'm glad to have this new insider pic to hold me over!
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Here's a bigger version...

My first thought was a blend of the WJ and the GMC Envoy...




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The .pdf is great! There's a page that has the entire line for 2010, including the next gen Charger and 300, as well as the Durango, which shares the same platform with the WL.

http://www.media.chrysler.com/dcxms/..._Viability.pdf

Here are my PhotoChops to enhance the pics:





Finally! Cup holders in the doors!!! I miss that from my '98 GMC Jimmy... What is up with the Durango?! FU-UGLY! It looks like the current Sequoia, not a Durango.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 09:56 PM   #12
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WL Update

WKJeeps.com is on it:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/2011_intro.htm

Here's the main info:

2011 Grand Cherokee predicted features (includes WKJeeps.com exclusive advance info)

World debut - New York Auto Show, Wednesday April 8, 2009
Jefferson North Assembly plant to shut down in fall 2009 for major upgrade
Production startup 1st quarter 2010, spring 2010 introduction
Laredo, Limited and Overland models
3.7L and 4.7L engines replaced with new 3.6L VVT Phoenix engines
5.7L Hemi MDS VVT continues (Limited, Overland models)
5-passenger and 7-passenger models
New: Active Noise Cancellation (interior noise reduction)
New: Adaptive Speed Control with Stop & Go feature
New: Air suspension system, adjustable (load level/height control)
New: Aluminum front and rear low friction ZF axles
New: Command View Sunroof (power front, fixed rear)
New: Heated steering wheel
New: Independent front and rear suspension
New: Keyless Go
New: MediaFLO Streaming Video
New: Power liftgate
New: Proximity Entry
New: Rear Cross Path and Blind Spot Monitoring system
New: Ventilated front seats

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Blurgh. It looks like the WJ and the WK had a baby that hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way down. That front end is awful.

I like the interior, though. Good to see they put the door handles back where God intended them to be.
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WD, not WL
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