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Jeep's new Grand Cherokee has been unveiled and it has undergone a restrained transformation.
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Jeep's Grand Cherokee undergoes subtle transformation

Jeep's Grand Cherokee undergoes subtle transformation

Jeep's Grand Cherokee has been uncovered at the Detroit Auto Show, revealing a comprehensive, if subtle, update on the popular model.

The pumped up, arresting and grand sport utility vehicle comes with a 240-horsepower 3.0-litre V-6 turbo diesel engine that produces the kind of heavy torque that is expected.

It is a much more modern realisation of the classic car, with the exterior defined by a slimmer grille at the front, which is contrasted perfectly against LED running lights, and redesigned front and rear bumpers.

The interior, not so surprisingly, has not changed much, given that it is considered to be one of the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing in the world. It has simply been refreshed.

That it has a diesel engine is part of a new strategy being tested out by Jeep.

"Diesel is still a minority choice, but it delivers everything out customers have been asking for," Mike Manley, chief executive of Jeep, was quoted by Autocar as saying.

"Clean, efficient and economical and massive torque. We do believe there is a market for diesel and that it will grow with pressure on fuel efficiency."

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