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New Jeep Grand Cherokee full of technology

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Jeep has revealed its latest Grand Cherokee, which is set to feature an impressive array of technologies for comfort, performance and off-road capabilities.

There will be a choice of two engines – a 3-litre V6 diesel with 247bhp and 570Nm of torque, or the mighty 6.4-litre HEMI V8 block with 461bhp and 624Nm of torque. Such a big engine might sound uneconomical, but it’s not all bad news because it is fitted with fuel saving technology and the ability to shut down four of the eight cylinders when they are not required.

Inside, drivers will use a 7in TFT configurable display, while the dashboard will be dominated by Jeep’s Uconnect display, an 8.4in touchscreen.

Safety-wise all models are fitted with: adaptive cruise control; forward collision warning with crash mitigation; and a speed control system. These technologies are in addition to 60-odd other active and passive safety systems onboard.

Three four-wheel-drive systems are available: Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Trac (exclusive to the SRT model) and Quadra-Drive II (with rear electronic limited-slip differential).

On sale from 19th July, the Jeep Grand Cherokee range starts from £36,995 OTR for the diesel. Customers interested in the V8 can expect to pay from £59,995 OTR.