There goes Jeeps Grand Cherokee SRT at the Detroit Auto Show, which joins the regular model 2014 Grand Cherokee. The SRT comes with a little refresh to its body and other features while dropping the ‘8’ from its name.
The new Grand Cherokee SRT has got similar enhancements seen on the 2014 Grand Cherokee. The Jeep has enhanced its visual appearance and added new Chrysler 300-style headlamps, a re-sculptured tailgate and redesigned LED taillights. Other features worth noting on the new Grand Cherokee SRT are upper-front black grille, a new front bumper, black bezels for the standard, plus a different rear spoiler and alloy wheels.
Under the hood, Jeep has kept its outgoing SRT8’s 6.4-liter HEMI V8 which delivers 470 horsepower (351kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb.-ft. Bu the Jeep has included new 8-speed automatic transmission instead of the 5-speed auto, and enhanced the towing capacity by an impressive 44 percent to 7,200 pounds (3,265kg).
Jeep hasn’t forgotten to make a less or more changes inside too, no the Grand Cherokee SRT features a more premium-looking T-handle shifter for the automatic gearbox, three-spoke heated steering-wheel with paddle shifter as well as center console that houses a new 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and instrument panel with a 7-inch customizable display.
It has ended there, there are other upgrades as well such as new Eco Mode which optimizes transmission’s shift schedule and extends the range of ‘Fuel Saver Technology’ and a new launch control system that can be controlled by a button which sits behind the T-handle shifter on the center console. Jeep has also made some tweaking to its software to the retuned Selec-Track system with five dynamic modes Auto, Sport, Tow, Track, and Snow. See the image gallery below before you jump.