After the successful launch of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to New Zealand earlier this year, comes the arrival of the Grand Cherokee’s youngest family member.
With the inheritance of selected drive, comfort and convenience features from the all new Grand Cherokee line up before it, the Laredo brings a fresh new value offering including the signature Selec-Terrain System and Quadra-Trac II 4WD system, trailer sway dampening with a braked 2268kg (3.6L V6) / 3500kg (3.0L CRD) tow rating, plus all the safety features a 2011 IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick award winner could expect.
Power and efficiency themes continue with 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo available in either the 3.6L V6 all new Pentastar petrol engine as seen in the Limited edition with power rating of 210Kw and 347nm of torque and priced from just $64,990 RRP. Or the VM Motori designed 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine with 177kw of power and 550nm of torque priced from $69,990 RRP – making Laredo the ultimate adventure search engine on both sides of the petrol pump.
“With the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo at this great new starting price of $64,990 RRP we are not only offering Kiwis the opportunity to discover a new value for money, we are also offering the best of over 70 years of Jeep motoring vehicle heritage, not to mention the security in knowing your vehicle has the capability to take care of your family off and on the roads, tow either the boat or the DIY goods and all with an iconic style as unique as the person behind the wheel” says Todd Groves Sime Darby Automobile’s Divisional Manager for the Chrysler portfolio in New Zealand.
Todd Groves started with the Chrysler brand back in 1996 working on the vehicles just 1 year after the Jeep brand was launched on our shores and has seen every model’s entry into the market “The vehicle line up across the board has never been better and more affordable, with the world riding out the tail end of economic hardship right now and the promise of a reinvigorated model line-up coming through under the Fiat ownership, 2011 has brought us a great alignment of currency and product offering gains that we are happy to be able to pass on to the rest of New Zealand.”
Laredo comes standard with 18 inch alloy wheels, heated front seats for comfort and exterior mirror heaters for quick defrost, smartbeam headlamps that detect oncoming traffic to dim and brighten as other drivers pass, stylish chrome detailing on grille, body side mouldings and dual exhaust tips, 6.5 inch touch screen display with Uconnect Voice Command and Bluetooth capability, 40GB hard drive storage, USB and audio jack points, plus Bluetooth streaming for mobile devices, deep tinted passenger glass, steering wheel mounted audio controls, premium cloth interior and a host of advanced air bags and safety features.
Already the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo has been recognised as Drive’s 2011 Car of the Year Best 4WD Award Winner in Australia and is on sale now and available to Kiwis through the authorised Chrysler dealer network in New Zealand.