It was originally supposed to debut in the U.S. in the 2013 MODEL Year. It was pushed back to the 2014 MODEL Year. Jeep will start building 2014 Grand Cherokees Jan 22, 2013, and 2014 Grand Cherokee SRTs Feb 11, 2013. They will start building 2014 Grand Cherokees with the CRD on March 25, 2013.
So NOW they put in a 8.4" screen...they should've filled up that gap a ling time ago...i still cant get over the new look though even if it has a 8 spd tranny with paddle shifter
You may like it after seeing it in person. Or not. I'm anxious to see what peoples driving impressions are with the 8 speed tranny. I like the look myself & think overall it'll go over well. Time will tell.
Found this link with a lot of info on the VM Motori engine from Banks. Lot's of great pictures of the inside of the engine showing how overbuilt it was as this engine will be sold to the military as well.
First off mileage claims are only estimates at this time and guesses before. And if you don't know OEMs have leeway in stating their MPG. Some OEMs are conservative with ratings like on Hondas non hybrids (OTOH their hybrids are terrible and they have lawsuits for mileage claims). Some OEMs very aggressive in their mpg ratings to make PR buzz that we are better than the others - such as Hyundai with their 40 mpg claims on normal gas cars (which they are now paying for) and Ford with its overstatements on its CMax and Fusion Hybrid claims. If both gave an diesel option then the 40 mpg claims would be on the very low end as diesels kill it when not doing stop n go.