JEEP® launches 5-seater Grand Cherokee in KSA

KSA, 2023 – The Jeep® brand celebrates a new era of premium refinement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the official launch of its 5-seater, fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee in the market. The official launch ceremony took place today at the Jeep Petromin showroom in Riyadh.

The all-new 5-seater alongside the Grand Cherokee L (7-seater), build on the Jeep® brand legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, bringing an all-new architecture, exterior design and interior with world-class craftsmanship and first-to-market technologies to the Middle East’s full-size SUV segment. The Grand Cherokee L (7-seater) is already available in the market and features three-rows for the first time in the vehicle’s history.

“We at Stellantis Middle East are proud of being a legacy car maker with over 100 years of tradition and history.  The launch of the all-new 5-seater Grand Cherokee is yet another testament to our grit, perseverance and agility as we transform all facets of mobility for the betterment of our families, communities and the societies in which we operate. The Saudi market is one of our key markets in the region, and based on the Jeep brand’s successful history in the Kingdom, we are certain that the all-new 5-seater Grand Cherokee will be very well received” said Rakesh Nair, Managing Director, American Brands at Stellantis ME.

“The Jeep® brand is an integral part of the Stellantis portfolio in Middle East, making a significant contribution to our business both from a volume and revenue perspective.  And while Adventure will always be in our core DNA, we are setting a new course for the brand in the Middle East in response to the needs of our customers led by the All-new Grand Cherokee.  We are showcasing that best-in-class capability, premium style, and high-tech features can go hand in hand.” Nair added.

Petromin Stellantis and National Motor Company CEO, Terence Byrne said: “The much-anticipated Grand Cherokee 5-Seater has finally arrived in Saudi market in its 5th generation, and while the car captures the essence of Jeep’s unparalleled functionalities, it’s also a great addition to Jeeps portfolio of cars. We at Petromin will continue to utilise our network and expansion plans to deliver the best customer experience possible keeping in mind what our Saudi audience wants and aspires for across the industry”.

The Jeep® brand’s growth trajectory in the Kingdom is on the rise, with ten Jeep® showrooms opening over the past year in key locations across Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah and Jubail, and two more opening soon in Hail and Buraidah, totaling 12 showrooms by the end of the first half of the year. As part of its growth plans in the Saudi market, the brand plans to expand its coverage in the Kingdom to include Abha and Tabuk.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup consisting of four models – Altitude, Limited, Overland and Summit Reserve – available now at dealerships across the Kingdom.

What’s new for Jeep® Grand Cherokee

The newest iteration of the Jeep Grand Cherokee line-up delivers legendary capability, class-leading space and versatility and advanced safety features. The Grand Cherokee’s all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise and vibration.

Designed to maximize overall passenger safety, comfort and convenience, Grand Cherokee packs a powerful punch with next generation features and technologies that make it a standout in the full-size SUV segment. The four-zone automatic climate control, massage seats, ventilated front and second rows, premium hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather seats, genuine open-pore waxed walnut wood, and the premium wrapped suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner are just a few of the available features that enhance passenger comfort in the all-new 5-seater Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also delivers unrivaled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. The legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of three 4×4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip differential (ELSD). All three systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip.

The class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system lets customers choose the on- or off-road setting for optimum 4×4 performance. This feature electronically coordinates 4×4 torque split, braking and handling, steering and suspension systems, throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, antilock brake system (ABS) and steering feel.

The all-new Grand Cherokee boasts class-leading 3,265kg max towing with the available V6 and 2.0T engines delivering up to 293 horsepower and an impressive capability of torque.

Advanced technology with Uconnect 5

The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee has the most advanced technology features in its history, with Uconnect 5 – the latest Uconnect system offering up to three 10.1 inch (25.6 cm) and two 10.25 inch (26 cm) digital displays in the cabin and an intuitive user experience.

A front passenger screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, camera viewing and visual entertainment, while the digital rearview mirror, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and TomTom navigation ensure a premium driving experience alongside greater connectivity with two Bluetooth-enabled phones paired simultaneously.

The new fifth-generation line-up also brings Amazon Fire TV built-in (later availability on all models), enabling passengers to stream videos, play games, listen to music, get information and watch downloaded content – all while on the road.

A state-of-the-art McIntosh audio system is also available and features 19 custom-designed speakers (including a 10 inch / 25.4 cm subwoofer), 950 watts of power and a 17-channel amplifier. The Jeep® brand is currently the only automotive manufacturer in the world to carry a McIntosh system.

Segment-leading innovation

The all-new 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more than 110 safety and security features, including innovative applications of technologies that refine the connection between driver, vehicle and the road.

The Grand Cherokee arrives with a class-leading suite of features that deliver on the promise of driving confidence, for which the Jeep brand is renowned. These features enhance a driver’s field of vision, help make instrumentation easier to see and enable driver-assist capabilities that accommodate collision avoidance.

Active Driving Assist is the Jeep brand’s name for Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability and the technology affirms the company’s march toward an autonomous future. The Grand Cherokee is available with Active Driving Assist for hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane-centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras to dictate appropriate roads for the technology. Active Driving Assist is available on Overland and standard on Summit models.

Night Vision Camera, uses thermographic technology to augment the reach of the Grand Cherokee’s headlamps. Infrared sensors search for the heat signatures of pedestrians and animals in the road ahead, at distances up to 200 meters. When located, an alert with their positions relative to the vehicle are outlined in the instrument cluster directly in front of the driver.

Ergonomics are a key benefit of the full-color Head-up Display (HUD). The system provides the driver with up to five different information elements, including Active Lane Management, adaptive cruise control, turn-by-turn navigation, current speed, current gear and speed limit.

Intersection Collision Assist helps detect vehicles approaching from the driver’s left and right when nearing a crossroad. Four radar sensors and one camera determine if a collision appears imminent, prompting the system to provide audible and visual alerts. If the driver does not respond, the system automatically activates the vehicle’s brakes.

Drowsy Driver Detection tracks vehicle movement, such as lane deviation, and interaction, such as steering-wheel input over time, for driving behavior consistent with that of a drowsy driver. When certain thresholds are reached, the system responds with audio and/or visual cautions for the driver to pull over.

The Digital Rearview Camera system replaces the conventional rearview mirror with a 9.2-inch-wide Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) that shows real-time video from a rear-facing camera. Unlike a conventional rearview mirror, the new digital camera system offers a view that is unobstructed by the D-pillars or rear seats. When not in use as a display, the screen reverts back to a reflective mirror.