Long, tiring journeys are no joke, but one of Britain’s most popular comedians has discovered the best way to arrive in style on the gruelling last leg of his six month UK tour – in a new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Quickfire comic Milton Jones has taken delivery this month (October) of the Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 CRD Overland 4×4 car as part of a support deal with Jeep, 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.
And with significantly lower emissions than the previous Grand Cherokee together with fuel consumption of up to 37.7 mpg (combined), the new car also 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.