If you’re looking for something big and fast, Jeep might come in handy with the new Grand Cherokee SRT8. It’s not exactly easy taking a vehicle that’s trail-rated and turning it into a track car. But that’s exactly what Jeep has done! Powered by a new 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that manages 465hp, and 465 pound-feet of torque, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 can hit 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds, making it their fastest ever vehicle.
Interestingly, this latest model will be about 13% more economical than its predecessor, thanks to an all new dual exhaust system.
The interior also received a lot of upgrades, featuring, among others, a heated steering wheel, special SRT instrument panel, leather and suede upholstery, and carbon trim.
“The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the ultimate performance SUV, delivering a combination of Jeep capability and utility, world-class performance, luxury and refinement, and advanced innovative technology.
Our new benchmark performance SUV effectively broadens the Grand Cherokee portfolio, and will continue to draw new customers into Jeep showrooms.”, said Mike Manlye, President and CEO of Jeep, Chrysler Group LLC.
Pricing has not been revealed yet, but the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is expected to hit showrooms sometime during the third quarter of this year.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was first introduced in 1993, as a replacement for the long serving Wagoneer (1963-1993). The Grand Cherokee is at its fifth generation.
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