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[Video] 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has more power and a new limited edition

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[Video] 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has more power and a new limited edition

Alongside the more down to Earth Grand Cherokee, Jeep has also unleashed officially the SRT version for the 2015 model year, featuring a new Red Vapor special edition.

The interior refresh is actually nothing to talk about – or rather nothing to hear about: the new Active Noise Canceling system from the Summit trim carries over, allowing fewer noises to pass inside the cabin. We’re not sure that’s a good idea – after all, that under the hood grunt is music to our ears, right?

Fortunately, some changes were made in the right department – with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine updated to deliver an utterly impressive power of 475 bhp (354 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque – up 5 bhp (3 kW) and 5 lb-ft (6 Nm) over the 2014 model year. Mated to an eight-speed automatic, the Grand Cherokee SRT can jump to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and top out at 160 mph (257 km/h). The revisions have also boosted towing capacity to a very impressive 7,200 pounds, up from 5,000 on the outgoing model.

There’s also a new Red Vapor Special Edition on offer, which boasts gloss black accents, a devilishly dark red engine cover 20-inch alloy finished in Black Chrome. There are some goodies for the inside as well, such as Radar Red trim, “light black chrome” accents, among others.

 

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - filed under Jeep, News. Image credit: .
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