The news of chip shortages continues and this time it's related to Jeep. We previously reported that Gladiator production was stopped because of the shortage of semiconductors. Now, it's Grand Cherokee L's turn to be affected.
According to reports, the quadra-lift air suspension on the Jeep is no longer available on Jeep's online configurator since there are not enough chips to make. In response to the Drivereached comment the automaker stated that some customers might have the option of getting the feature through dealers, but it appears to be quite difficult to get the Grand Cherokee L with those amazing air-assisted coils.
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It may sound like a minor issue- no airbags that are cushy for an expensive SUV, but it does limit an SUV's off-roading abilities as well as its driving performance. To clarify to be clear, it's important to know that the Grand Cherokee L has six trims. The lack of trims is a major issue for the top three trims--Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. Air suspension comes standard and can do quite well to the vehicle.
The maximum clearance for the ground is 10.9 inches, for example, isn't feasible unless fitted with an air suspension. Grand Cherokee L comes with models with traditional coil-spring suspension are 2.4 inches lower than the ground. This impacts the departure, approach, as well as break-over angle. The angle of approach is reduced by about 10 degrees with no airbags.
They provide more than just the height of the ride. They lower the car on driving on highways to increase the efficiency of fuel and also lower the vehicle down up to the level of its bumpers once parking to permit ease of entrance and exit. There's also an enhancement in ride quality and handling.
If you've already purchased an Overland or higher Grand Cherokee L that's affected by the shortage of chips, you'll be able to claim a discount that's worth $750. This value will additionally be removed from the MSRP of any vehicles which be sold on the dealer lot. In reality, this feature is worth more than $750.
The air suspension can be adjusted to five different positions that can be adjusted manually, and it has its tanks that pressurize the bags so that there's no need for filters or obstructions to the system. A large portion of the truck's impressive features is the result that of air suspension.
If you are interested in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, it is best to hold off until the feature is back to its normal production levels.