The Jeep Grand Cherokee has come in for a small update as well as the introduction of a Red Vapour Special Edition SRT model for 2015. This comes after Jeep launched the standard Cherokee to SA earlier in 2014.
Jeep Grand Cherokee DetailsA new Grand Cherokee Summit Argentina Tan leather interior is now available in addition to Morocco Black and Grand Canyon Jeep Brown. Covering the seats, centre console armrest, upper door panels and upper dashboard, the new hue is accented with black stitching. Other new interior features include illuminated ‘Summit’ door sills and a new Berber carpet cargo mat.
An acoustic laminated windshield and second-row side glass are now standard. Combined with a new Active Noise Cancellation system, exterior road noise is reduced within the cabin. The result is a claimed 10db decrease in noise within the cabin.
Customers can enhance Summit’s design further with the available Summit California Edition appearance package. It features body trim, mirror caps and door handles, platinum chrome accents on the grille, lower fascia and side sills, fog lamp bezels, rear step pad and badging. Carbon painted 20-inch aluminium wheels are also part of the package.
The Big SRT has more PowerThe big news is the range topping SRT has been given an engine update. The 6.4-litre HEMI V8 gains small power and torque increase of 3kW and 6Nm. That means it pounds out 354kW and 637Nm. Zero to 100kph takes just 4.8 seconds and the SRT will top out at 257kph.
Finally the new Red Vapor special edition is available on three body colours: Redline Red Pearl Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Bright White Clear Coat.
On the exterior, standard five-spoke 20-inch ‘Goliath’ wheels are finished in Black Chrome with bright chrome centre caps, while additional gloss black additions include the SRT liftgate badge, bonnet and rear lights, Grand Cherokee door badge, lower and upper grille bezels.
Inside, the exclusive SRT logo on the steering wheel is backlit and the steering wheel bezel changes to a silver finish. Radar Red accents are used throughout the cabin to enhance the Jeep’s masculinity.