November 15, 2011

The (reasonably) cheap Jeep

Jeep will introduce a "poverty pack" Grand Cherokee Laredo (above) at the start of December. It'll cost $64,990 with the new Pentastar 3.6 litre V6, an engine that almost matches the V8 Hemi. The new V6 diesel will be available for $5000 more. Actually, it's hardly poverty pack – the Jeep still looks really good and retains the essential features, although the air suspension is replaced by a conventional steel suspension and so loses the ability to crank-up high for off-roading.

And here's a case where more might be less – the company is actively considering a 2WD version.

For Wrangler fans, the 2012 model with the Pentastar V6 is due in December.

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