2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

We’re looking to get our hands on one of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s but in the meantime we are relegated to reading other reviews. The WSJ appears to be very impressed with the new Grand Cherokee notably for it’s mature and rich execution of the interior and the price point of a loaded version comes in at $42,995. That is extremely competitive and almost dares other brands to offer what the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers for the price.

I daresay the following is the first time Cleanth Brooks and John Crowe Ransom have ever been name-checked in an auto review. These men were founding fathers of the New Criticism of literary study, which emphasized a close reading of the text, which is to say the literature itself. New Criticism excluded factors such as an author’s biographical details, historical circumstances and other so-called extratextual materials to arrive at an interpretation. At the time—say, the 1930s—this was a terribly good idea since criticism had reached a point where scholars were earnestly speculating about how Shakespeare’s bad breath might have influenced “Hamlet.” To New Critics, all that mattered was the text.

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Chrysler gears up for 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with second shift added to an existing plant

Chrysler is gearing up for the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee by hiring 1100 new employees at the Jefferson North Plant in Detroit, Michigan. This is a really big deal for Chrysler and bringing in new hires will make this vehicle launch even more complicated as these are not experienced auto workers so Chrysler better be focusing on Quality like a laser beam.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne today said the company would hire 1,100 workers for a second shift at Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit over the summer.

The factory builds the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Marchionne’s remarks were made at a celebration to launch production of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee — Chrysler’s first all-new vehicle since it emerged from bankruptcy nearly a year ago.

Marchionne said “nearly all” the new jobs for the second shift, which will start July 19, will be new hires and not existing UAW workers on layoff.

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