Το Σουηδικό Teknikens Värld πρόσφατα είχε στα χέρια του ένα Jeep Grand Cherokee και θέλησε να του κάνει μερικές δοκιμές ώστε να δει πως συμπεριφέρεται. Ανάμεσα σε αυτά ήταν και η αλλαγή πορείας (Moose Test) ενώ κινούταν με 63.5 χλμ/ώρα, αλλά το Grand Cherokee εξέπληξε δυσάρεστα τους Σουηδούς αφού σηκώθηκε στις δύο ρόδες.

Την ίδια ημέρα το Teknikens Värld έκανε δοκιμές και σε ένα VW Touareg και σε ένα Volvo XC90, με ταχύτητες έως 70 χλμ/ώρα, αλλά οι ρόδες αυτών των SUV έμειναν καρφωμένες στην άσφαλτο. Η Chrysler από τη μεριά της απάντησε ότι οι Σουηδοί σκόπιμα έβγαλαν “προβληματικό” το Grand Cherokee αφού προηγουμένως το είχανε υπερφορτώσει. Αναλυτικά τη δήλωση της Chrysler μπορείς να την βρεις στη συνέχεια.

 

[Πηγή: Teknikens Värld, Chrysler]

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Grand Cherokee “Moose Test” Invalid; Vehicle Overloaded

Chrysler Group engineers are investigating a Swedish magazine’s evaluation of the 2012 Grand Cherokee. During the evaluation, the publication was able to capture images of a Grand Cherokee on two wheels as it performed an extreme maneuver in an overloaded condition.

Advised of this event by the magazine, Chrysler Group engineers made numerous attempts to reproduce the wheel-lift in a properly loaded vehicle. Extensive testing produced no such result.

A subsequent evaluation was conducted by the magazine July 8 in Sweden and witnessed by Chrysler Group engineers. Three vehicles performed 11 runs on a course prepared by the magazine. None reproduced the original event.

The uncharacteristic result was obtained using a vehicle loaded beyond its weight specifications. The Grand Cherokee’s weight limitations are clearly stated on the vehicle and in the owner’s manual.

Also, the extreme maneuver performed by the magazine is not certified by any regulatory agency, nor is it used to establish any sanctioned safety ratings.

Chrysler Group takes seriously any safety concerns and engineers are examining the event to better understand the magazine’s claims.

A “Top Safety Pick” of the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2012 Grand Cherokee is an award-winning SUV that features Electronic Stability Control and Electronic Roll Mitigation as standard equipment. It meets or exceeds all government safety mandates and its outstanding performance has made it the most awarded SUV in history.