About Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV manufactured by the American manufacturer Jeep. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was created in 1983 when American Motors Corporation designed the successor to the smaller Jeep Cherokee. AMC also commissioned three outside designers to design and build the successor to the Cherokee XJ mud model. However, the basic design of the Cherokee successor had already been developed by AMC's designers. The 1989 Jeep Concept 1 was the predecessor to the base model. It thus became Chrysler's first Jeep. Work on the new Jeep continued. And Chrysler employees expected launch date in the late 1980s. However, CEO Lee Iacocca insisted on updating Chrysler's minivan models. So the introduction of the model as a competitor to the Explorer was delayed until late 1992.
Unlike the Explorer, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was a one-piece design, while the Explorer was derived from the Ranger pickup truck, which had a separate body on the chassis. A Dodge-branded version was developed as a precaution if Jeep dealers had trouble selling large numbers of the model. The Jeep Grand Cherokee debuted at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. It was a 1993 ZJ Laredo with Poppy Red clear paint and a quartz-colored cloth-trimmed interior with high-back seats. Chrysler CEO Robert Lutz gave Detroit Mayor Coleman Young a police escort from the North Jefferson Assembly Plant to Cobo Hall on North Jefferson Avenue. He then climbed the steps of Cobo Hall and presented the new car through a display case. Sales of the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee began in April 1992. And shortly thereafter, production began at a specially built assembly plant at Jefferson North in Detroit, Michigan. The European model was built in Austria by Magna Steyr. Heated seats were added to the equipment list in 1996.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee "5.9 Limited" was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year. Jeep's advertising claimed it was "the world's fastest sports car." It was a claim confirmed by independent testing. "Major upgrades on the 5.9 Limited included a powerful 46RE automatic transmission, a functional hood trim, and special Ultra Star wheels. The 5.9 Limited also featured a 150-amp alternator and a two-speed electric cooling fan. The total production of this model was 14,286 units. The 1999 WJ, launched in September 1998, shared only 127 parts with its predecessor. The European model was codenamed WG. The spare tire was moved to the side of the trunk under the floor.
Other Jeeps use Mopar 5 × 4.5 bolt circle. But it is the first Jeep since Chrysler took over in 1987 to use the broader bolt pattern. The neutral configuration is for towing. A 4-Lo transmission links the front and rear axles. The NV247 transmission is linked to the front and rear axles through the Jeep Vari-Lok differential gears. The Vari-Lok differential also uses an electric motor to shift torque between the wheels on each side of the axle. The main advantage of Quadra-Drive is that the combination of the transmission and differentials, which are progressively locked on each axle, automatically regulates traction between all four wheels. However, only the axle differentials could be permanently locked, and only in 4Lo mode. The Quadra-Trac II comes standard with the NV247 transmission and open front and rear differentials.