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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT revealed, more power

September 5, 2014

The facelifted 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been revealed, boasting even more power from its monstrous 6.4-litre V8 engine. There’s also some refinement improvements made and some trimming updates.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-handling

Jeep’s fantastic Grand Cherokee SRT is one of the toughest muscle SUVs on the market. For the 2015 model Jeep has squeezed more power from the V8 so now it produces 354kW and 637Nm. This is easily the most powerful SUV in this price category.

Behind the mighty unit is a revised eight-speed automatic transmission offering smoother changes, feeding the grunt into a constant all-wheel drive system. On the tarmac 0-100km/h comes up in just 4.9 seconds, with the quarter mile going past in mid 13 seconds.

Like the outgoing model, the 2015 version gets a comprehensive sports suspension package with Bilstein adaptive dampers, and a set of high-performance Brembo brakes to help wipe off speed under even the most demanding conditions.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-rear

As for styling changes, the 2015 model is available as a Red Vapor Special Edition package bringing various black highlights including badges and grilles, a set of 20-inch alloy wheels in Black Chrome, and the option of three colour schemes; Redline Red, Brilliant Black, and Bright White.

Jeep has improved refinement levels for 2015 GC, with the introduction of Active Noise Cancelling technology. Essentially, this uses the vehicle’s audio system and four special microphones to introduce sound to suit comfortable daily driving or spirited drives on the race track.

Some changes have also been made to the interior, including an updated steering wheel with more ergonomic paddle shifters, some true carbon fibre trimmings for the door trim and instrument panel, and the option of a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo unit linked into the standard 8.4-inch Uconnect interface.

Jeep Australia is yet to announce local market arrival dates and prices. We’ll keep you updated.

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.