Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by redriderbob, Jan 19, 2020.
We should not be outlawing technology because someone can't execute it properly.
For me, when I see Explorer, or Lincoln, I see CUV that cannot go all terrain.
More photos here:
Next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee with three rows spied for the first time
(at https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/24/jeep-grand-cherokee-suv-three-row-spied/ )
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.
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.
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.
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?
I wonder what will happen when Durango goes BOF. Will something fill that vacuum?
The off road ability of whatever SUV/CUV I buy next will have little to no impact on the purchase.
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.
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.
BOF Durango will be the sporty version, while the GW will be the rugged trail-rated version.
They are targeting 2 different demographics.
I agree, Thanks for refining my definition.
We sure that's a Jeep? That rear overhang!
Might be detrimental to capability but it’s necessary for a third row
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.
Nice! First side by side comparison I've seen between the five and seven passenger version.
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.
We looked at the Telluride but not interested in a fwd based vehicle
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.