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DaimlerChrysler: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Jeep® Grand Cherokee raised the level of luxury and capability in a sport-utility vehicle to new levels when it was redesigned for 1999, and has been collecting kudos ever since. In fact, the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee earned the R.L. Polk award for owner loyalty. In addition, Grand Cherokee has already earned nearly 20 U.S. industry awards since its introduction in September 1999 - including "North American Truck of the Year, " Petersen's Off-Road & 4-Wheel Drive "4X4 of the Year," and Four Wheeler magazine's "Four Wheeler of the Year." Upon its introduction in Europe, the right-hand drive version was named "Best Off-Roader" by Great Britain's What Car? magazine.

 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Grand Cherokee owners have even more reasons to come back with the introduction of the 2001 model. Grand Cherokee offers a new five-speed automatic transmission with the award-winning 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 engine. The new 545RFE provides a second overdrive gear for increased highway fuel economy and reduced engine noise at highway speeds. 

This new transmission builds on the sophistication already part its predecessor, 1999 multi-speed 45RFE, featuring unique characteristics such as a tall 3.00:1 first gear that gives the driver better initial acceleration, real-time driver adaptive shifting and an alternate second gear ratio that gives the driver five forward ratios, enhancing driveability and performance.

Offered for the first time on a DaimlerChrysler vehicle, the 4.7-liter Power Tech V-8 Grand Cherokee features a hydraulic cooling system. Providing improved fuel economy and reduced noise, vibration and harshness, this on-demand system replaces the previously used electric and mechanical fans. Consumers will also notice improved air conditioning performance at idle.

The U.S. engines comply with U.S. Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) requirements. The proven 4.0 liter-in-line six-cylinder complies with U.S. Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) requirements when equipped with the California emission system.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo model receives a special appearance package for 2001. Included are a body color license brow and lift gate handle, a body-side stripe, fog lamps and 17"x7.5" 7-spoke wheels and tires. Vehicles with this special package will be offered in seven exterior colors with four low-gloss metallic cladding and fascia colors. The interior will feature leather seats.

Luxury is carried throughout the Grand Cherokee - the flagship of the brand. New inside, a bright "Jeep" horn cover, color-keyed head restraint shaft bezels and a rear quarter trim panel storage net are now standard. In addition, backlighting is added to the universal garage door opener for easier nighttime visibility. Upper instrument panel moldings are now brushed aluminum for the Laredo model. Now part of the Limited model are color-keyed trim bezels and aluminum finish cluster dials.

The 2001 Grand Cherokee adds features for towing. A standard connector is now located under the instrument panel for use with aftermarket electric trailer brakes. There is also a pigtail packaged with the optional trailer tow group.

New child seat tether anchorages are only one of Grand Cherokee's standard safety features. Other safety features standard on Cherokee include next-generation air bags*, self-adjusting low tension three-point seat belts and height-adjustable shoulder belts.

The Grand Cherokee is offered in two new exterior colors - Woodland Brown and Steel Blue Pearl Coat - and the new Sandstone interior color.

All Jeep models are tested on the famed Rubicon Trail through the Sierra Nevada mountains, one of the most difficult off-road trails in the United States. So, even if some Jeep owners never take their vehicle off-road, they know they have the legendary Jeep four-wheel drive capability anywhere they go - and ownership in the legendary brand that started it all.

Grand Cherokee is produced at DaimlerChrysler's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan. For international markets, left- and right-hand drive four-wheel drive versions are produced at the Steyr-Daimler-Puch Assembly Plant in Graz, Austria.

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