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New Next-Gen Grand Cherokee Shots...

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by redriderbob, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. chfjim

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  2. Ryan

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    Mopar Insiders has suggested that we will see this in Detroit and the refreshed Durango in Chicago.
     
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  3. awolb69

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    Excited to see it but agree that it's strange that it appears to use halogen lights and not LED'S. No place for non LED lights all the way around in a vehicle in this price class even in a base version. My next purchase which will be a new Ram in a few years I won't even consider one without LED lights.
     
  4. Ryan

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    Those look like lights from the current-gen Grand Cherokee that are just used on this mule for testing purposes.
     
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  5. Dave Z

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    What's interesting is that sometimes the LED lights seem to be underperforming the old halogens, accoridng to IIHS tests.
     
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  6. Ryan

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    Related to that, a lot of people can't get used to the cutoff point of projector headlights. I'm used to it, but a lot of people think it doesn't shine out very far so I'm glad they are using reflector LEDs going forward. It would be nice if the US would change the regulations to allow more advanced headlight technology.
     
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    I am waiting for the 3-row G. Cherokee later this year; hopefully, FCA will offer the upper trim levels without sunroof as standard equipment like the current GC; at least have a sunroof delete option available for those of us who do not want a $1500 water leak problem in the future.
     
  8. Dave Z

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    While I like the idea of a sunroof delete, I should mention our 300M went many, many years without any sunroof issues. (AFAIK never had one.)
     
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    So did mine. 8 years to be exact.
     
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    My 96 Avenger never had an issue with the sunroof and I had the car until 2018. My 2016 Dart's sunroof has had no issues.
     
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    My 03 Liberty never had any issues with the sunroof. Rust and corrosion underneath the vehicle, yes. Leaky sunroof, no.
     
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    I hope WL has superior off-road capabilities than WK2.
    Although when I look to the past trend (WJ > WK > WK2), I became skeptical.
     
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    Honestly, that's the last thing I'm worried about. I'll settle for holding the line.
     
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    I'm afraid that ship may have sailed. If it's as good as the current one will most likely be ok with their customers.
     
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    "More like the WK1 model"? Yuck. Those were the ugliest and arguably least reliable GCs ever made. I wouldn't go back to that to save my life if I were FCA.
     
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    It's referring to the shape of the rear end. Not really a big deal...
     
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  17. Tony K

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    Oh, if they would just adopt EU headlights.
     
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    I think I can say this now because I talked to one of the WL designers in Summer 2018 and he has since left FCA - Laredo will still have the old school headlights to keep the price down. Limited will have LED.

    I love my 2018 WK2 in navy blue (still mad they took that color away - there will never be as good a year as the 2018 WK2's!).

    I noticed in 2019/2020 with 8.4 LED infotainment panel that's flush with dash I swear it doesn't have the same anti reflective properties as the 2014-2018 WK2 infotainment screens. The older screens had a matte finish, while the newer screens are glossy. It really shows fingerprints! Not sure if the glossy or matte is better in direct sunlight, but I've always preferred a matte screen finish.

    Really looking forward to the WL75 unveil at NAIAS 2020 (in June) in Detroit. They better drive it from JNAP and up the steps of Cobo and through a glass wall!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXnTwBOGk1I
     
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    I'll attest that our 2019 Durango gets an insane amount of finger prints on the screen, way more than our older Jeeps.
     

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