The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV produced by the American manufacturer Jeep. While some other SUVs are manufactured with body-on-frame construction, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has always a unibody chassis. Mindful of improving refinement while preserving the Grand Cherokee SRT's high performance character, engineers developed an Active Noise Canceling (ANC) system. Using the vehicle audio system and four strategically located microphones, it automatically introduces sound to the cabin. The result is enhanced sound system clarity and unfettered enjoyment of the Grand Cherokee SRT's signature exhaust note. The new Red Vapor special edition package introduces unique exterior and interior styling cues to enhance the distinct, performance-oriented looks of the award-winning SUV and is available on three body colors. On the exterior, standard five spoke 20inch 'Goliath' wheels are finished in Black chrome with bright chrome center caps, while additional gloss black appointments include the SRT lift-gate badge, Jeep hood and rear light bar badges, Grand Cherokee door badge, lower grille bezels and upper grille inserts. Inside the exclusive SRT logo on the high-performance designed steering wheel is back-lit and the steering wheel bezel changes to an anodized silver finish. Light black chrome replaces the standard bright chrome and Radar Red accents are used throughout the cabin to enhance the luxurious, muscular interior.
The Grand Cherokee SRT sports its signature, seven-slot upper grille with black screen insert flanked by slimmer, adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are surrounded by a signature LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps feature a unique black background to distinguish the SRT from other 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee models while further accenting their jewel like-appearance. The styling enabled designers to incorporate the headlamp washers into the headlamp housing, rather than on the bumper, for a cleaner more functional appearance.
A Grand Cherokee badge, along the vehicle's sides, features a distinct, pronounced front. The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT's front light treatment is mirrored in back for a cohesive styling appearance and features larger tail lamps with signature LED lighting. To further emphasize SRT's performance heritage, the tail lamps feature a black surround, creating the illusion of floating lamps. An aerodynamically efficient rear spoiler integrated into the one-touch lift-gate features a raised SRT badge. Rather than relying on a manual lever, the lift-gate is operated electronically with the push of a button.
The proven and powerful 6.4 litre HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology now delivers 475hp at 6,000rpm and 470lb.ft of torque at 4,300rpm and is mated to the fully electronic eight-speed automatic transmission featuring on the fly shift map changing. The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT runs from 0-100Km in 4.8 seconds, 0-160Km in 16.3 seconds, can cover the quarter mile in the mid 13 second range, has a top speed of 257Km and brakes from 100-0 in 35 meters. For an even sportier, more driver-controlled experince, the eight-speed transmission can be manually shifted using ergonomically efficient steering wheel paddle controls.
Grand Cherokee SRT features an Eco mode that optimizes the transmission's shift schedule and extends the range of the Fuel Saver Technology, which deactivates four cylinders when conditions allow. A button on the center stack allows the drivers to engage Eco mode for improved fuel economy. The eight-speed automatic transmission is specifically engineered to optimize shift quality and shift points for fuel economy, performance and drivability. The intelligent software takes into account variables, including engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, friction detection and downshift detection to determine the appropriate shift map.
The Uconnect 8.4inch touchscreen display shows a wealth of SRT exclusive Performance Pages, including recent track times, lateral acceleration, 0-100Km and much more. All data is shown in full-color and can be shared with other SRT enthusiasts via a built in 3G connection. The same screen accommodates the Uconnect Access Via Mobile feature. With it, customers can stream their favorite music into the vehicle using acclaimed apps Aha, iHeart, Pandora and Slacker. The display also affords drivers access to Bing Internet searches and facilitates cutting-edge cloud based features such as voice texting, the transmission of text messages using natural speech. On the center console, drivers will find the leather wrapped T-handle shifter for the eight-speed transmission that allows the driver to select two driving modes including Drive and Sport.
Jeep is to be appreciated for producing a car so improved. Perhaps for the first time and certainly since the very first Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1993, it has a fully competitive and credible full-sized, all purpose SUV. The prices are reasonable and is slated for $63,990.
A proven powerful performer cloaked in luxurious, muscular skin.
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