Wednesday, February 16, 2011
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 debut NYC Auto Show
With the debut of the all new Dodge Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show this week, rumors are already starting to swirl about the next high-powered model to come from the Chrysler group. And the reports point to a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
The power of the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be sent through a 5-speed automatic transmission featuring manual shift control via the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters to all four wheels via Jeep’s advanced all wheel drive system. Like the 2011 Charger SRT8, the "2012 Jeep SRT8" could feature an adaptive damping suspension system that could help the sporty ute protect the claim of being the best-handling SUV on the road.
Sources suggest that the 2012 Jeep Grand SRT8 will be powered by the same 6.4L HEMI V8 engine found in the new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 (also found in the 2011 Challenger SRT8), which was recently unveiled at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. Looks wise the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be very aggressive inside out. Refresher: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on sale now is available 3 models: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 model starts at $30,995, while the 4×4 Grand Cherokee Laredo model starts at $32,995.