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Jeep Grand Cherokee: an Xbox works on its passenger screen

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has an HDMI input for the infotainment screen located in front of the passenger… Who can connect a video game console to it!

The fifth generation of Jeep Grand Cherokee has just landed in Europe, with the marketing of a special launch edition called Exclusive Launch Edition, powered by the 380 horsepower 4xe rechargeable hybrid engine and equipped with numerous standard equipment.

Among these, there are no less than three 10-inch screens, integrated into the large dashboard: the instrument cluster screen, located in front of the driver, the central touch screen, but also an additional screen, located in front of the front passenger and allowing him to be entertained. Small peculiarity: it also has a prise HDMIlocated in front of the gearbox selector, allowing various video sources to be connected to it.

Jeep Grand Cherokee: an on-board video game console

American journalist Ezra Dyer, of Car and Drivertried to connect a video game console to it, namely an Xbox One S. If the connection to the HDMI socket did not pose any particular problem, the power supply of the console was more problematic…

Indeed, when it is plugged into the power outlet located inside the car, the Xbox started to work for a few seconds, before turning off, its consumed power being probably too high for the outlet. of 115 W from the car.

Never mind ! Ezra Dyer then mounted a Honda generator in the back of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, allowing the Xbox One S to be powered without worries, so that his son could play NBA 2K quietly during the trip!

Source : Car and Driver

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