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New Next-Gen Grand Cherokee Shots...

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

  1. Tony K

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    We should not be outlawing technology because someone can't execute it properly.
     
  2. HEMI345

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    For me, when I see Explorer, or Lincoln, I see CUV that cannot go all terrain.
     
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  3. Mopar392

    Mopar392 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t care much about Ford especially their Egobust, especially with the reported issues with the new platform.
    If it is not Jeep GC or its 3-row sibling, it is VW Atlas and Cross Sport.
     
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  4. Tony K

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    Let's be realistic. How many people buy SUVs/CUVs to do any serious off-roading? That's why Chrysler and Dodge need their own unibody S/CUVs with better fuel economy. Part of that comes from weight reductions, and part from gearing.
     
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  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Exactly why the Grand Commander made sense. It would have made sense to develop twin Cherokees, one for Chrysler and one for Jeep, while they were creating it — one with decent articulation and an extra-strong chassis, one with a road suspension and normal chassis.
     
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  6. Tony K

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    While we're at it, just a spitball: how about either a cheap Dodge Nitro, never mind the "Dodge is a performance brand" FCA mantra, or a MT class pickup on the Cherokee platform?
     
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    I wonder what will happen when Durango goes BOF. Will something fill that vacuum?
     
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    page2171 Well-Known Member

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    The off road ability of whatever SUV/CUV I buy next will have little to no impact on the purchase.
     
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  9. jsucha

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    Thanks to both of you for your help. I didn't realize that I would need a new Uconnect unit to make Android Auto happen. Thought it was just a new USB hub and a a different connector. Not worth all the expense to me.
     
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  10. Chris mopar

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    That would be the 3 row Grand Cherokee, they will have both for a couple of years, the Durango being the cheaper carryover model until it goes BOF, then it will be a softer and cheaper Wagoneer, with a different top hat.
     
  11. Mopar392

    Mopar392 Well-Known Member

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    BOF Durango will be the sporty version, while the GW will be the rugged trail-rated version.
    They are targeting 2 different demographics.

     
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  12. Chris mopar

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    I agree, Thanks for refining my definition.
     
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    Might be detrimental to capability but it’s necessary for a third row
     
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  15. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    Yep. There are always tradeoffs. Gladiator has tradeoffs, but still very off-road worthy. Assuming this is actually the 3-row GC vehicle, I’m sure it will be just fine. All the camouflage and cladding adds size too.

    I’m looking forward to seeing this one. :)
     
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  17. Bajanbuoy

    Bajanbuoy Durango Dave!
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    Kia Telluride,...

    I'm on my second Durango because it is the best blend of sport/performance, comfort, price and utility for my needs... If the new BOF Durango loses the sport/performance AND increases in price (which is almost a given going to a larger/newer platform), I will get a Telluride as I will not pay the premium to be shoe-horned into a Grand Cherokee.
     
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    We looked at the Telluride but not interested in a fwd based vehicle
     
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    A price increase is almost a certainty. Whether it is modest or major remains to be seen.

    However, Dodge does not appear trying to sway away from "muscle cars for all" any time soon. It is a safe bet that the next gen durango will continue to have performance and sportier variants.
     
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