“Best SUV on the planet” — called him at home the journalists, hinting at unheard of at the time the combination of comfort, maneuverability and dynamics. In, the drivers obediently give way, even if he was moving on the oncoming lane. And passers-by in fear and looked away, trying not to make eye contact with his passengers.
Alive, if you forget the Association of the novels “Brother”, not so formidable Grand as he is painted. The exterior is drawn with simple lines, but angles are not observed. This “Big Indian” no faces in with a brick, like the Tahoe and Explorer. But there is a lean, muscular silhouette, dressed in a dark green with a Golden-crimson stripes tracksuit, and powerful jaw of street bully, always ready for a good fight.
|Durango. But the “Big Indians” do not care about the prejudices of the whites — it just takes a fist in your 406 Nm, available with 2 800 rpm, and does the job. Despite the considerable weight (nearly 1.8 tons), a smooth four-speed automatic 44RE and the aerodynamics of the hammer, it is not necessary at every step to shout — “Get out of my way, I’m a legend!”. Almost nine seconds, acceleration to hundreds — of these SUVs this figure still inspires a certain respect.
It is read in the eyes of the fellow on the four-liter Land Cruiser Prado, which failed to break away at the start and running parallel.
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Lee Iacocca saw a Grand Cherokee second or third machine lucky owner of a Mercedes, living in Beverly hills. But enveloping the cabin comfort and excellent noise isolation — perhaps the only thing that will seem familiar. SUV, premium creaking leather and wood, but with the dependent suspension with solid axles front and rear suspended on coil springs, expect harsh on the go. Not uncomfortable, but just keeps the driver and passengers aware of what is happening under the wheels, equally elastic and reacting on the gravel, and smashed the broken asphalt. After all, as the old saying goes, stability is a sign of mastery!
Do not agree with the balance of Jeep without talking to take out on a trip to the forest. And far in the impenetrable thicket. Thanks to all-wheel drive with viscous coupling Quadra-Trac in the front axle drive and increased ground clearance, the Grand Cherokee is always ready for off-road adventures.
In this he is arrogant and smug, bursting with comfort inside. When this unbridled, self-willed, like a wild Mustang on the go. Always bending his line, a real leader.
Alexei this is not the first Grand Cherokee. For almost six years, as he owns a similar car 1994, passed the full off-road training. Car love for Alexis uncontested. No wonder when it is time to change a belief and the truth serving Great Wall Hover, his thoughts were on the Grand Cherokee.
Newbie was really good exterior, comfortable interior and had an impressive list of options. The technique behind is unique for its time, a monocoque with integrated power elements, a wide engine range, including radnoy “six”, and a couple diesel V8, the most powerful of which developed 250 HP, plus a few types of AWD transmissions. As a result — almost half a million sold in six years copies.