Jeep used the Houston Auto Show and Washington Auto Show to unveil a new production-intent concept version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that will likely go on sale (if enough people want it) in the spring of 2012.
Based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X package, the production-intent Concept looks menacing with its “blacked-out” paint treatment, which can be found on its unique headlamp bezels, platinum chrome mesh grille and liftgate light-bar. Filling its wheel wells? Black-gloss aluminum 20-inch wheels.
Standard interior features include leather-trimmed seats, steering wheel and shifter, heated front seats, a 9-speaker 506 watt amp sound system with subwoofer, iPod/MP3 connectivity, Parkview rear back-up camera, ParkSense rear-park assist system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, and Chrysler Group’s Uconnect hands-free communications system.
The name “Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent Concept” is too much of a mouthful and isn’t all that attractive either. Jeep is looking for a more suitable name and is conducting a contest, “Name My Ride”, where consumers can submit online entries to give the stealthy-looking SUV a proper name. The winning name will be announced in May with the originator of the name having an opportunity to win a brand-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.