New Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept Revealed
The person who chooses the winning name for the new concept will have the opportunity to win a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee as a thank-you for their help. That's quite the prize if you can pen a good name for the new vehicle.
The concept is a production-intent SUV based on the tried-and-true Grand Cherokee nameplate under the new Laredo X package. Its distinctive features include a black grille with chrome under-mesh, matching chrome fascia applique, and more black on the headlamp bezels and lift gate light-bar along with 20-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels. In fact, black is a definite styling point on this new Jeep, with tinted windows and a dark, glossy color scheme.
It's decidedly Vader-like, in fact, and may be well-named with a moniker such as the "inVader" perhaps.
Inside, the concept includes standard leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 9-speaker sound system with subwoofer (totaling 506 watts), Jeep's Parkview rear backup and ParkSense rear-park assist systems, Keyless Enter-N-Go, and the Chrysler Group's Uconnect hands-free communications system.
Jeep has not made it clear what they will do with the production vehicle, but it would likely be a limited edition, luxury model rather than a full-line production vehicle. Because of its Laredo X heritage and fittings, it would not be difficult for the new concept to be produced.
Those interested in naming the new Jeep can do so at Jeep.com/namemyride.