The Los Angeles Auto Show will deliver lots of novelties come next week so the automakers are rushing ahead for some one-on-one Internet spotlight – now it’s Jeep’s turn.
The SUV and crossover manufacturer has revealed online two new limited editions – the Wrangler Backcountry and the Grand Cherokee SRT Night – just ahead of their worldwide public debut during the Californian event. First on the line is the off-road oriented Jeep Wrangler Backcountry, with the underpinnings taken from the regular Wrangler Sahara. But it has now been clad in bespoke powder coated bumpers, rock rails and Backcountry decals. We also noticed a black fuel door, a black hard top and 17-inch Rubicon-inspired alloys featuring a gloss black finish. Inside there’s a black leather / mesh design for the seats, piano black trimming and diesel gray contrast stitching, with the off-roader also sporting the Connectivity Group, an Alpine audio system with nine speakers and all-weather floor mats.
The Grand Cherokee SRT Night crossover takes the street car meanwhile, with a two-tone hue for the exterior styling complete with Billet Silver, Granite Crystal or Velvet Red body and contrasting gloss black paint for the roof, window surrounds and rear spoiler. Design changes are completed with the addition of the 20-inch 5Ten-style wheels featuring a satin black coating. Inside the fans can have Black Laguna leather upholstery, silver accent stitching and even a rear entertainment system, though we believe the 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system would suffice. Under the hood sits the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine delivering 475 bhp (354 kW) and 470 lb-ft (636 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 4.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 160 mph (257 km/h).