American automobile manufacturer, Jeep, sets high standards for the luxury SUV segment – with its current product range consisting solely of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles.

Leading the brand’s line of SUV’s is the Grand Cherokee which is setting astonishing new standards for performance, luxury and detail. It’s designed for the SUV motorist who wants a comfortable driving experience paired with effective performance. I recently enjoyed a test drive in the Jeep Grand Cherokee at New Vaal Motors South.

Power, performance & safety

The 3.6 V6 Pentastar engine is efficient and economical. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it gives you plenty of strength to tow up to 2800kg utilising 209kW of power and 353Nm of torque.

The 8-speed automatic transmission is smooth and efficient, consistently using energy to its best advantage. Its construction provides additional gears with no gain in weight. Also, enhanced acceleration with reduced fuel consumption and increased torque with added strength to pull.

You also get visual notification for safety systems, such as the available Forward Collision Warning and Advanced Brake Assist. Plus, you can set the distance for the Adaptive Cruise Control.


With fingertip controls on your steering wheel, you can instantly scroll through a wide selection of vehicle data, and much more, displayed with your instrument panel on a 7-inch full-colour TFT screen. Partnering with available NAV radio, the multi-view display shows turn by turn directions, as well as additional details that help you navigate your way.

Contact New Vaal Motors South for more information about the Jeep Grand Cherokee or to book a test drive. With an excellent range of new and quality pre-owned vehicles, you are sure to be met with a team of dedicated, approachable, “service with a smile” personnel ready to make your experience memorable.

By Wanita Wallace