A raft of enhancements to the Jeep Grand Cherokee range of SUV vehicles have been announced for 2016/17.
To celebrate brand’s 75th birthday, Jeep has also revealed details of a 75th Anniversary limited edition Grand Cherokee for the UK. The car was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The latest, model year Grand Cherokee now has a new Start/Stop function and electric steering which helps to achieve a 14g reduction in CO2 (to 184g/km), compared with the previous model year. Fuel economy has also been improved to 40.4 mpg on diesel versions.
A range of new exterior colours have been added to complement the striking design: Velvet Red, Redline and Ivory Tri-Coat, while acoustic glass improves the cabin experience.
Inside, a new, gear lever replaces the current aircraft-style e-shift, and a revised centre stack includes Sport and Start/Stop buttons.
Safety features include a ‘Stop’ function up to 7mph on the Rear Park Assist, and full speed forward collision warning.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee MY16 starts at £45,050 for the 3.0 CRD Limited+, rising to £52,550 for the 3.0 CRD Summit.
Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary
The Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary version will be limited to just 125 examples in the UK. It will be based on the MY16 platform and powered by the same 3.0-litre V6 MultiJet 250 hp engine paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Equipment is comprehensive and includes external bronze detailing and 75th Anniversary badging, 20-inch bronze coloured alloy wheels, a bold new front design, new LED fog lamps, a Safety Technology Pack (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, cross path detection, and bind spot monitoring), Quadra-Lift air suspension, dual pane panoramic sunroof, 75th Anniversary seat design with 1941 logo, and black leather with tangerine stitching.
Four colours will be available for the new 75th Anniversary car in the UK: exclusive Recon Green, Bright White, Brilliant Black and Granite.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary costs £50,550.
Grand Cherokee SRT Night
The new, high performance SRT Night version is even more limited in number - just 30 will be available for sale in the UK, with first units ready this month (July).
This limited edition SRT Night version of the fastest and most powerful Jeep ever; covering 0-60 mph in under five seconds, thanks to its 6.4-litre V8 petrol engine delivering 468 bhp and 624 nm of torque.
The Grand Cherokee SRT, has a stealth-like appearance with Matte Black details. The 20-inch wheels are finished in an exclusive Satin Black and are designed to showcase the Grand Cherokee SRT Night’s standard Brembo brakes.
Unique interior appointments include the Black Laguna leather seats with black accent stitching, leather covered door armrests and centre console including light black chrome surround. A steering wheel bezel in anodized silver, a lit ‘SRT’ on the steering wheel and door sill plates are also key features. Available colours for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night are Brilliant Black and Brilliant White.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night costs £69,865.