Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - high-tech SUV
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was presented at thea general review last year, but sales began only recently. With each new generation of "Grand Cherokee" the manufacturers tried to approach the standards of comfortable driving in the city so that not only in extreme off-road conditions they could "wipe the nose" of most competitors, but also showed themselves worthily on asphalt. Its development began from the time of close cooperation with the Germans, so the platform of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 can clearly be called a relative of a similar model from Mercedes-Benz. While the Americans introduced an off-road component, the Germans were worried about the platform showing its excellent qualities on the usual covering of the city.
If we talk about appearance, then it has become muchnobler and calmer. The main accent, as before, is a well-known lattice, which is unlikely to ever be solved. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 generally has a whole range of unique design solutions that are constantly updated. Well at least that mediocre optics was decided to cancel, and the new headlights of the main light are made in a simple style - quite simply and elegantly. The rear view was also more modern: the direction of the headlights was changed from vertical to horizontal (and this brought its fruits). Some sloppiness is no longer there, but modern appearance appeared in combination with the traditional features of the brand. This move is able to attract new customers, and not just to please the brand's fans.
Buyers Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2012 canvery pleased with the quality of the materials of his salon. The use of expensive leather and soft plastic in the interior of the car shows a high level of its quality. The control panel is similar to the one installed on the Mercedes - two separate "wells" with different dials, as well as an electronic display in the middle. True, the gearbox is controlled traditionally: the lever on the central tunnel, and not the stalk, "poker", like the "Mercedes", but hardly anyone will be upset because of this. The list of options includes: contactless access to the salon, heated steering wheel, engine start button, rain and light sensors, rearview camera and other amenities.
Drive in all versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8full, but perhaps more serious equipment of the transmission, if you are going to use the full potential of the "Grand Cherokee" as an SUV. The basic Quadra-Trac I system does not involve any blocking, its optional options already provide the ability to simulate a blocking similar to traditional transmissions. In addition, in these variants, the car is equipped with the Selec-Terrain system, which automatically adjusts the characteristics of the transmission mode, the rigidity of the suspension and the gas pedal to specific driving conditions: automatic, sports, sand / mud, snow and stones.
The car is equipped with an updated 6.4-literV8 from the HEMI series. It uses Fuel Saver technology, which includes four of the eight cylinders, while providing additional savings when power is not needed. V8 with its 624 Nm of torque and 468 hp. can accelerate the sports car to 100 km / h in just 5 seconds and bring to a maximum of 256 km / h. But, despite the record for most cars, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, according to manufacturers, reduced fuel consumption by 13% compared to its predecessor. The capacious tank provides 720 km of run after one full refueling.