• Jun 30, 2011
Xplore Jeep Grand Cherokee – Click above for high-res image gallery

We saw the Xplore FJ Cruiser at SEMA, and then the company appeared in Moab to show off its all-new Xplore Wrangler. Now the adventurous minds at Xplore are ready to pull back the sheet off its latest creation – the Xplore Grand Cherokee.

We're going out on a limb here, but we think this Jeep is Trail Rated. At least it appears that way thanks to the the beefy BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires wrapped around Method Race wheels. We don't have the official spec sheet just yet, though we know the past Xplore vehicles have been outfitted to handle plenty of tough terrain. The sinister flat paint scheme might not help with Jeep's off-road capability, but it certainly helps give the Xplore Grand Cherokee a darker edge.

As with the rest of the Xplore family of vehicles, the goal behind this vehicle is to promote awareness of our national parks. Xplore wants you to... well, explore. When you purchase an Xplore Grand Cherokee, you're given a one-year pass to America's national parks. You also get a one-year subscription to the Xplore Lifestyle Journal, which talks about the places you should be taking your vehicle. Click past the jump for the full press release, and check out the Xplore Grand Cherokee in the included image gallery.
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XPLORE JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE REDEFINES THE PREMIUM OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

Venchurs takes the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee to the next level for those that want to get dirty in style.


Adrian, MI (June 30, 2011) – Venchurs unveiled the newest XPLORE Adventure Series vehicle
today at its headquarters in Adrian, Michigan. The XPLORE Grand Cherokee is a hand-built,
special edition Jeep for enthusiasts that want a premium SUV that's more at home on a dirt trail
than in front of fancy restaurants.

"Over the last 70 years, Jeep has defined true off-road capability and introduced the world to
the great outdoors - the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an amazing vehicle," states Jeff Wyatt, CEO
of Venchurs. "We feel privileged to offer this special version designed to deliver more power,
capability and satisfaction to faithful Jeep enthusiasts."

The XPLORE Adventure Series Grand Cherokee is finished in a signature special matte clear
titanium grey paint with a charcoal leather interior by Katzkin. Underneath it features a modified
suspension package and some very serious hardware from Mopar, BF Goodrich and Method
Racing. Special color and trim details are featured and more accessories are available.

XPLORE Grand Cherokees will initially be available only as built-to-order custom vehicles from
Venchurs. Along with the XPLORE Jeep Wrangler, the XPLORE Grand Cherokee is available
through select Jeep dealerships nationwide. Each XPLORE Jeep owner receives a free, one-
year Annual Pass to all National Parks and other Federal lands, a one-year membership in
XPLORE CLUB and a subscription to XPLORE Lifestyle Journal; a high-quality quarterly
featuring amazing places to go, fun things to do and interesting people. For every XPLORE
Jeep sold, a donation is made to the National Park Foundation.


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      ACURA23CL
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks perfect. Minimal, cleaning styling. Great satin finish paint that compliments the lines of the body. All-purpose, rugged attitude. Exactly what a Jeep is about. WANT!
      rsholland
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeep should offer something like this: a (relatively) bare-bones Grand Cherokee, outfitted from the factory for the boonies. I know they offer an off-road package as an option—but it should be standard on this model. The satin finish paint looks great too. Call it the CherokeeTrail. Yes, one word, so as to not offend Native Americans; or at least make it "less offensive."
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Badass
      asiansrule
      • 3 Years Ago
      sexyy
      Ricky
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks pretty good!
      T-Mash
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice. Now with the rumoured diesel option. It will be perfect.
      Beest
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ummm...Unibody?
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Beest
        I think you meant to say was "Ummm.. Independent suspension?" Cherokees and Grad Cherokees have always been unibody. That said, get with the times, man. Just because it's suspension bits aren't made form old lamp posts, doesn't mean it can't take a trail. In fact, I'll argue that it has better clearance without those rock anchors on either end (see: front and rear differential on my Cherokee). That's right, I own a '99 Cherokee.. which is a unibody, technically; it just happens to have solid axles. While it is easy to modify, the suspension under my Jeep is FAR from ideal; I'd take this one any day.
          rover'd
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Until all the electrical stuff starts to go. My best friend had one for about 6 months and traded it in on a truck. Problem after problem. Almost as bad as a Land Rover...
      Mrmtex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have fun trying to buff trail rash out of that fancy satin paint. If it's really meant to be taken on the trail, why not give it flat paint instead?
      cbowenjr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great looking Mall Cruiser.....what happen to real 4x4's, axles, lockers??? Jeep is no longer in the offroad market. Okay, soccer mom's heres your vehicle!
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cbowenjr
        Sorry, dude, Hummer busted that myth a long time ago. Just look at the advantage of all that clear space between the tires. Unless you're rock climbing (which, let's face it, requires extreme modifications anyway), you don't need a solid axle; for the average hunter/rancher/outdoors-man this is better. Not only does it have better clearance with any given tire size, but its ride is about a billion times better to boot, and it gets better fuel economy. What's not to like?
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cbowenjr
        Does every Jeep go off-road well? Ehhh, better than you might think but not really. Do certain Jeeps go off-road well? Absolutely. Saying Jeep isn't in the off-road market just isn't true. Believe it or not, the new GC is still quite a machine off the pavement, to say nothing of Wranglers and the Rubicon variant. What other manufacturer offers an SUV that's completely geared towards going off-road? The Rubicon package isn't just stickers - practically the entire powertrain is different from a regular Wrangler (transfer case ratio, axles, diffs) along with actual suspension mods and not just bigger tires (but it does have bigger tires, 32 or 33 inch I think). Now for the more internet appropriate response *ahem* OMGZ!!!! U R so DUM>! How d0 u n0t think Jeepz RULES! Yu shud b3 Sh0t your so DUMZ I know all the codes VJ QJ LJ mall cruiser !s an insut bish! *gentle cough* Anyways, the truth is Jeep does need to sell Jeeps, and very few Jeep owners ever let their Jeeps hit the dirt, so Jeep is forced into compromises to try and ensure that they do actually sell. Even so, I'm hard pressed to think of another SUV manufacturer except maybe the Brits with all the Rovers and such, that still take off-roading as seriously as Jeep. Just sayin'.
      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      This new Jeep Grand Cherokee rocks and it rolls. I think I'll walk down the hill and embark on a brand new career at the world's largest selling Chrysler dealer, Dave Smith Motors, selling these babies. They're telling me I could earn $50,000 to $100,000 a year selling just hopping on board and learning the internet-driven Dave Smith way. Should I do it, car nuts? I'm startin' to believe in the Chrysler (and by extension, Jeep) brand and I won't sell a brand of car if I don't believe in them. Would you? Be honest now.
      A_Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is how all Jeeps should look, imo. I don't buy a Jeep because it has pretty chrome accents everywhere.
      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ron Flint, I want one just like the one above and in that color, too. That new paint sounds awesome, it really does. I like those "studded" rims the Jeep Grand Cherokee has there and that silver paint job. Awesome rig!
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