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All-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Named '2011 Internet Truck of the Year'
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 2, 2010
* Jeep Grand Cherokee the unanimous choice in competition that included voting from journalists and consumers
* 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers ultimate combination of real-world capability and on-road refinement
* Award is the latest in series of accolades for all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee
A jury of 15 automotive journalists (the "Internet Pros") and thousands of consumers ("Average Joes") have awarded the all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee the second-annual "Internet Truck of the Year." Both the journalist jury and the voting consumers chose the Grand Cherokee as the winner. The award was announced at the 2010 New England International Auto Show in Boston yesterday.
"Jeep is delighted that the all-new Grand Cherokee has captured this unique award," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "This acknowledgment demonstrates that both consumers and opinion-leading journalists recognize that the 2011 Grand Cherokee offers an unmatched blend of legendary Jeep capability, premium on-road refinement, superb craftsmanship, world-class design, and advanced safety and technology features."
The "Internet Truck of the Year" is the latest in a list of awards the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has recently captured. Other accolades include:
* Urban Truck of the Year
* Consumers Digest "Best Buy"
* Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award for Off-Road Ability
* Texas Auto Writers Association "SUV of Texas"
* Texas Auto Writers Association "Full-size SUV of Texas"
* Ruedas ESPN "Best SUV"
* Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick
More information about the Internet Truck of the Year award can be found at www.internetcarandtruckoftheyear.com.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nearly two decades ago, Jeep invented the premium SUV segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million sales later, Jeep improves the formula and delivers the ultimate combination of Jeep 4x4 capability and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand's legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. Capability features include a choice of three 4x4 systems, a new Jeep Selec-Terrain™ system and a new Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system. New front and rear independent suspension systems deliver premium on-road handling and comfort.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers improved fuel economy (up to 23 mpg) and a driving range of more than 500 miles, courtesy of Chrysler Group's all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.
Jeep Grand Cherokee's unique combination also includes a stunning new design, a world-class interior cabin, more than 45 safety and security features, and a variety of advanced technology features.
Built on nearly 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America - and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC