Jeep has unveiled two new special editions ahead of their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The sleek looking 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night has 20-inch 5Ten-style wheels and is powered by 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that develops 354 kW and 636 Nm of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-96km/h in 4.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 257 km/h.
The second car unveiled is the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry, an off-road focused model based on the Wrangler Sahara. It features high-strength steel bumpers front and rear and Rubicon-style, 17-inch wheels with BF Goodrich’s new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires.
Topspeed sums up our sentiments about the colour of the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry nicely, “offered in a paint named Xtreme Purple and comes with 1990s-style graphics that would look more at home on a Jetski.” Fortunately, it is available in other hues.
The engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that produces 212kW and 352Nm of torque. Jeep hasn’t specified but the Wrangler Backcountry will most likely have six-speed manual transmission as the standard with the five-speed automatic as optional.
Wrangler Rubicon-style, 17-inch wheels with BF Goodrich’s new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, high-strength steel bumpers front and rear, and Rubicon-style rock sliders