Sunday, June 13, 2021
News 1000th Factory-Armoured Jeep Grand Cherokee Built in Mexico

1000th Factory-Armoured Jeep Grand Cherokee Built in Mexico

Factory-armoured Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep you safe under fire

  • Bullet-stopping Grand Cherokee hits production milestone

  • Factory armouring a popular choice in Mexico


Buyers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Mexico appreciate the level of luxury and off-road capability that the vehicle offers. But there are more than a few who need a slightly more defensive offering, and for those buyers, Jeep offers an armoured version of the GC. And they’ve just built the 1,000th one equipped with that package.

The Grand Cherokee is built in Detroit, but these armoured models are put together at a dedicated facility in Mexico. Enough are built each year that that’s all this particular factory does, and they’re designed and certified by FCA’s engineers along with up-armouring firm Wendler Blindajes Almanes.

Equipped with NIJ-IIIA armour and complying with US and Mexican standards, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Armored is able to stop handgun rounds up to 44 Magnum 240 gr, using ballistic steel to cover the body panels and any gaps, 19 mm multilayer windows, and thermoformed fibres to offer body panel protection with reduced weight. The 360 coverage includes run-flat tires, reinforced suspension, engine protection, and even an anti-grenade underside panel. Trail Rated and Dirty Harry Rated is an interesting combination.

Not surprisingly, the model uses the 360 hp 5.7L Hemi V8 to handle the weight, and it’s well equipped inside including a nine-speaker Alpine audio system and ventilated Nappa leather seats.

If you want your own, they start from 1,850,900 pesos, or about $114,000 Canadian. That’s up from the non-armoured version, which runs 1,055,900 pesos ($65,000), but if it saves your life once it’s well worth the money. and it’s still less than a Trackhawk.

Trending Now

Tesla To Launch The Model S Plaid This Evening

The Plaid version of the Model S will be the fastest most powerful ever. There’s concern over the real reason why Musk canceled...

This F-150 is the Best Retro Pickup Yet

Retro paintwork combines with retro light bar Offered new by Ford dealer and gets Rousch Performance gear If you're looking for the coolest retro...

Bugatti Makes Chiron Sleeker, Slipperier, More Powerful with New Super Sport

Top Speed of 440 km/h Long-tail design can run at top speed with more stability Bugatti has just launched the Chiron Super Sport. A...

Toyota Mirai Shatters One-Tank Hydrogen Distance Record

First FCEV to break 1,000 km on a tank Full tank ready to go five minutes after record run A Toyota Mirai has set...

BMW X3 and X4 Get 2022 Refresh Including New Tech, 48V Hybrid

Newest iDrive and other interior tech tweaks Freshened styling pairs with updated six-cylinder powertrain BMW's X3 and X4 crossovers are getting a refresh for...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.