• Mar 29, 2007

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is in line for a facelift, and the folks over at Popular Mechanics have the photos to prove it. The mule in these pics sports very little camo up front, and nothing covering the rear, and yet it's still difficult to tell where the changes lie.

Up front, the headlights have been updated, with the outside light overlapping the inside light. The front bumper and the grille are also both revised. Out back, the taillights have been slightly changed and now feature amber turn signal lenses.

The 2008 Grand Cherokee will be getting the 3.0L Common Rail Diesel, which is sourced from foster parent Daimler-Benz. No word yet on whether Jeep will get the upgraded 290-hp 4.7L V8 that powers the 2008 Dakota, but we'll undoubtedly find out soon enough. The updated Grand Cherokee will be unveiled next week at the New York Auto Show, and we'll be on hand to chart the changes in person.

[Source: Popular Mechanics]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a bloody time they put luxury equipment -- power lift gate, HIDs, reverse camera -- in their luxury Jeep flagship. Hopefully those options will be available on models other than the Overland though.

      As far as the tail lights though, personally I'd rather have an amber lens, then a ricer-styled clear lens and amber bulb. At least they didn't give it the double-bubble afterburner tail lights they seem to be sticking on all the Dodge trucks now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've got an 06 Grand Cherokee Overland. I agree with some of the comments. Right now in the Jeep forums everyone likes those new turn signals and we are having trouble ordering them. Basically this jeep is what is avaiable in Europe right now. Also the 2008 have HID lights so that will be nice.

      As for the interior... not sure if much will change. There are ton of cheap plastic everywhere, but thats also a good thing. I never need to worry if I spill something.

      Overall the 2008 should be the best model by far. The overland will have power liftgate, autostart, HID's, rear back up camera, and improved styling. Not bad for a domestic mid size SUV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yeah I'm not really seeing it, and I'm not really digging it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I dunno...I think it looks pretty swell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      they've had the 4.7 since the WJ, and the ZJ too I think. Its the base in the limited and an option on the laredo. The bigger question is, when does the hemi get an upgrade?
      • 7 Years Ago
      What about the interior? I believe it is due for a MAJOR update...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hopefully they changed enough of the headlights structure so thieves won't steal the HIDs to sell to those with pre '08s.

      That's what happened to the Maximas when they came out with HIDs that could be easily swapped out.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always liked the Grand Cherokee. This one still looks good too. If I was not a Ford guy, and wanted a midsizer this would be it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Rob, so is your mom.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Know what sucks hard? The repair costs for a simple 5-10mph accident are going to be ASTRONOMICAL with those seamless one-piece wrap around bumpers they added...I'm surprised insurance companies put up with that shizzle. I'd be like, "Yo change those bumpers or I'm gonna charge your customers a %20 premium to insure that tank!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      its still an ugly domestic POS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What has changed in the rear? It looks like the standard euro rear end.
      The US is the only place that allows for crappy red turn signals, (for now) and they aren't even positive signalling red.
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