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Jones The Joke Joins Jeep

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Jones The Joke Joins Jeep

Geoff Maxted
October 29, 2013

Jones The Joke Joins Jeep
At DriveWrite we are great fans of the comedian Milton Jones. We especially look forward to shows like ‘Mock The Week’ if either he, or Canadian Stewart Francis, are featured; but you can go off people you know. We understand that long, tiring journeys are no joke but it seems that Jones has taken delivery this month (October) of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 CRD Overland 4x4 car as part of a support deal with the company, and already he’s feeling the benefits.

“This is a big tour, and we have been zig-zagging across the country for months. If I’d put together a shortlist of cars I would love to tour in, the Grand Cherokee would have been top of it,” said the Time Out and Sony Award-winning stand-up.

“It’s got a comfortable, warm rear seat, we can plug our computers into the on-board USB ports, and, most importantly, it can take all my equipment – including a projector screen and two projectors – in its large boot.”

Milton still has more than 20 venues to visit before the tour, appropriately called ‘On The Road’, finishes on 23 November and the Grand Cherokee will be with him every step of the way, especially as winter starts to bite.=

“It’s good knowing that Jeep is among the best when the going gets rough,” said Milton. “We were travelling in heavy wind and rain recently, but the car felt steady and sure-footed on the road.”

With 247bhp and 570 Nm of torque available from the 2987cc V6 turbo diesel engine, the new Grand Cherokee has been designed on a platform delivering premium on-road performance while maintaining Jeep’s legendary four-wheel drive torque-on-demand off-road capability.

All this, coupled with significantly lower emissions than the previous Grand Cherokee together with fuel consumption of up to 37.7 mpg (combined), the new car offers real value in terms of running costs.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee range starts at £36,995 (OTR) for the 3.0 CRD V6 CRD Laredo, rising to £49,495 (OTR) for the 3.0 V6 CRD Summit.

DriveWrite had the pleasure of driving the top-of-the-range Summit recently and you can read our review here.

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