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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ‘Vapor’ and ‘Alpine’ announced

December 17, 2012

Jeep Australia has announced two new limited edition performance SUVs for the local market; the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Vapor and SRT8 Alpine. Both come with distinctive highlights and added equipment.

The Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the highest performance SUV on the market this side of $100,000. It comes with the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 that’s also found in the Chrysler 300 SRT8, albeit slightly detuned, producing 344kW of power and 624Nm of torque. (Full review coming soon).

For the special editions, Jeep gives the Grand Cherokee a unique colour scheme incorporating gloss black grille surrounds in the front end, black chrome 20-inch ‘Spider Monkey’ alloy wheels, and gloss black badges and wheel caps.

The Vapor edition is painted in Brilliant Black, giving it a menacing theme, while the Alpine edition is coated in Bright White for a crisp yet aggressive look.

Other unique features for both include a 19-speaker SRT high-end stereo system inside, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and a gloss black rear light bar.

Just 200 of each edition will be made. The Alpine edition is already available from the showroom, while the Vapor black edition officially goes on sale in January.

Prices for each start at $81,900, excluding on-road costs.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Rick

    I wouldn’t buy this. The 8-speed auto SRT update is around the corner as it has been revealed in the US. Better acceleration and fuel economy. Also bigger centre console screen display.