Grand Chero­kee up­stages key ri­vals to be­come 4x4 Of The Year

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Jeep Grand Chero­kee has out­classed tal­ented ri­vals in­clud­ing those cost­ing more than twice its price to be­come 4x4 Aus­tralia Magazine’s 2014 4x4 Of The Year.

Grand Chero­kee Over­land CRD diesel earnt the ti­tle from the highly re­spected magazine, which is read by hun­dreds of thou­sands of 4x4 en­thu­si­asts ev­ery month.

It also comes shortly af­ter Grand Chero­kee won Best 4WD in the Drive Car of the Year awards.

4x4 Aus­tralia Magazine Edi­tor Matt Raudonikis praised Grand Chero­kee’s nu­mer­ous fea­tures and su­pe­rior spec­i­fi­ca­tion-for­price of­fer­ing in hon­our­ing the ve­hi­cle with the cov­eted ac­co­lade.

“This is a great all road tour­ing ve­hi­cle,” Mr Raudonikis said. “Sure it doesn’t have the un­stop­pable off road abil­ity of a Jeep Wran­gler but it does ev­ery­thing else so well.

All con­tenders for the award were put through a de­mand­ing week-long drive pro­gram that com­prised on and off road ter­rain, high­ways, coun­try roads, gravel roads, steep rocky tracks and beach driv­ing.

The 4x4 Of The Year judg­ing panel, which in­cludes past and present edi­tors of the magazine and other in­dus­try ex­perts, awarded the Jeep SUV in a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

“Unan­i­mous re­sults are rare in the his­tory of this award and this speaks vol­umes for the at­tributes, per­for­mance, ap­peal and, above all, the value of the Grand Chero­kee CRD,” Mr Stronach said.

“This is a bril­liant back roads tourer that, by 4x4 stan­dards, feels like a sports car.

Fiat Chrysler Aus­tralia CEO and Pres­i­dent Veron­ica Johns said the award re­in­forced the pos­i­tive im­pact Grand Chero­kee had made on the Aus­tralian mar­ket.

“We are de­lighted Grand Chero­kee con­tin­ues to im­press ev­ery­one who ex­pe­ri­ences it, from our many sat­is­fied cus­tomers to the tough­est of crit­ics,” Ms Johns said.

For a full run­down on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge ve­hi­cles call into Ken Mus­ton Au­to­mo­tive, Be­nalla road Shepparton. Or call Gary on 5821 6688.

Grand Chero­kee Over­land CRD diesel out­classed tal­ented ri­vals to be­come 4x4 Aus­tralia Magazine’s 2014 4x4 Of The Year

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