Jeep Grand Cherokee and the truth about the elk test

Already 3 weeks ago a message from a Swedish automobile magazine made the round, according to which the Jeep Grand Cherokee a problem in the moose test Has. At that time I had a Grand Cherokee as a test car, but unfortunately not the opportunity to drive a moose test under VDA conditions - let alone the space and financial means to carry out such a test.

Within the scope of my possibilities, I also moved the Grand Cherokee briskly and sportily and found no signs of “rocking” - that in turn is of course completely irrelevant 🙂 - these are purely subjective measurement methods and are not really good for a well-founded opinion on Moose test from the Swedish newspaper “Teknikens Värld” to build.

“Auto, motor und sport” had already published an article on July 25th with the headline: “Jeep Grand Cherokee is made up of mooset ”and“ Jeep does not tip over ”but takes a very clear position. In my opinion, the “ams” is one of 2 remaining German automobile magazines that you can certainly “believe” a little. But this article puzzles me for other reasons.

On the one hand: This extreme temporal proximity to the “fall-over article” of the Teknikens Värld. This was on 9. Published Julyt and on July 25th, the “ams” ran a new test and published it. Well - that sounds like extreme time pressure - for a print magazine. But it could be.

However, 2 formulations in the “ams” article make me suspicious:

 In the auto motor und sport elk test, the car remained safely on the road and did not lose contact with the road with any of the four wheels.

That is in the introduction to the text, big and bold.

Regardless of whether with two people on board or working to the maximum permissible total weight, all four wheels remained in contact with the ground as far as possible.

That's pretty much at the end of the report. Now. The superlative of “largely” is often used in order to be able to relativize oneself in case of uncertain assertions. For example, if I write “largely” then my reader can assume that in one out of 10 cases it was different after all.

But the final sentence also makes me wonder:

 This supports the thesis that the Cherokee in Sweden was overloaded.

A thesis? What does the author think? A thesis may have a place in “blogs” - but not in a specialist magazine with the journalistic dignity of “auto, motor und sport”. Or is it? Who actually wrote that?

And that, then finally causes "frowns": Because the article was written by the author with the name: car engine and sport. Also rather unusual - usually the editors of the ams  other names and write them under their articles.

Well. For me personally, the time was with that  Grand Cherokee test car a very pleasant one and my impression of the vehicle was: “Drives, as safe as a castle!” - whether he falls in the moose test or not - but I would be interested ...

 

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