Jeep has announced details of two new versions of the Grand Cherokee. The 3.0 CRD Overland Summit is the high spec model that takes all the features of the current top of the range, Grand Cherokee Overland and adds a few more. An exclusive new Rugged Brown paint scheme with fully chromed grill and fog lamp bezels, and 20inch polished aluminium wheels distinguish the Summit model’s exterior. The additional tech spec includes Jeep’s Advanced Warning System and Adaptive Cruise Control group; which has Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-path detection systems. Inside the cabin, there’s a lot more wood and leather for the passengers . All this comes at a price of £44,795.
If it’s extra performance that you require rather than fancy wood and trim, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 (below) will certainly meet that demand. Street and Racing Technology (SRT) is the sports arm of Chrysler and the ‘8’ reflects the fact that under the bonnet is the new 6424cc HEMI V8 engine that delivers 470bhp and 465lb ft of torque. That’s 50bhp more than the previous V8 model, which is a serious increase. Oh, and it also includes Jeep’s Fuel Saver Technology… Jeep is marketing this as the ‘ultimate performance SUV’ and you can order your model now, for delivery in the spring, for a cool £58,995.