The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV produced by the Jeep division of American manufacturer Chrysler. While some other SUVs were manufactured with body-on-frame construction, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has always used a unibody chassis.
The original Grand Cherokee was launched in 1992 as a 1993 model year vehicle in the luxury SUV segment. The redesigned WJ 1999 Grand Cherokee shared just 127 parts with its predecessor (mostly fasteners). The all-new WK Grand Cherokee debuted in 2004 for the 2005 model year. It was first unveiled at the 2004 New York International Auto Show. Features available for the first time in a Jeep included Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive, rear-seat DVD player and optional 5.7 L Hemi V8. The current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee went on sale in summer 2010 as a 2011 model.