Off-Roading Just Got Better on the Jeep Grand Cherokee

September 30th, 2016 by


For the 2017 model year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) released a new fourth-generation Uconnect system and a special new off-roading feature on 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with Uconnect 8.4.

Uconnect is FCA’s in-vehicle connectivity system that is designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and focused on the road. Its features include communication, navigations and entertainment features and now Uconnect 8.4 in the Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer Off-road Pages.

Basically, Uconnect’s new Off-road Pages aims to improve the off-roading experience by telling drivers the details of their Grand Cherokee and what it is doing while it is off-roading. The new system can help protect drivers when off-roading because they will now know if something is wrong and can provide information to help drivers determine the problem.

Off-road Pages display four key components: the Selec-Terrain driving modes; drivetrain information (current steering angle, transfer-case position and rear differential lock); suspension information (wheel articulation and air suspension height); and accessory gauges (coolant, transmission and oil temperatures, battery voltage and oil pressure readings).

This new feature comes with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, the newest Grand Cherokee model. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with off-roading equipment that take the Grand Cherokee’s Trail Rating to another level. Other new Grand Cherokee technology features include an available self-parking system and lane departure intervention.

Keep an eye out for these vehicles coming soon to Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. Until then, check out our current Jeep Renegade, Wrangler, and Grand Cherokee models here.

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