Jeep is heating things up this fall with two new special editions. The automaker is introducing the Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry editions at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. We’ve got your first look at them here.
“Jeep enthusiasts anticipate and truly appreciate special-edition models that deliver a customized Jeep SUV right from the factory. The Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry both offer a distinctive appearance, while delivering an array of prominent performance capability features,” says Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.
Grand Cherokee SRT Night
Jeep notes the Grand Cherokee SRT Night special edition is designed for stealth. It features “night” touches with roof, rear spoiler, front grille bezels, B and C pillars, and side windows in Gloss Black. The front and rear logos and badging are in Satin Black. The new lightweight split five-spoke “5Ten” 20-inch wheels are finished in Satin Black.
The Night’s cabin features Black Laguna leather with Silver accent stitching and Light Black Chrome bezels. The exterior offers three paint colors of Velvet Red, Billet Silver, and Granite Crystal.
The Night edition is ready to tackle any night or day adventure with a standard 6.4-liter V8 engine with 475-horsepower and 470 lb-ft torque. Fuel Saver Technology, adaptive damping suspension, and Selec-Track Traction Control are standard.
Optional features include a dual-pane sunroof, 19-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, trailer tow package, three-season tires, full-size spare tire, and dual-screen rear entertainment system.
The 2016 SRT Night goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.
Jeep Wrangler Backcountry
Jeep says the Wrangler Backcountry is designed to take on all of drivers off-roading needs even in the winter months. It uses the Wrangler Sahara as its base and features special Backcountry badging on the front and rear, powder coated bumper, black fuel fill door, and 17-inch Rubicon wheels in Mid-gloss Black.
Rubicon rock rails come standard and drivers can add Sahara side steps for no additional cost. Sweet. A black hard top is standard, but the option of a body color hardtop is available.
Drivers choose from the five exterior colors of Hydro Blue, Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal, and Xtreme Purple. No, we don’t know why the black option doesn’t get a fancier name.
The cabin features Piano Black vent rings, door handles, and grab handles. The console and door armrest are vinyl-wrapped with Diesel Gray accent stitching, the seats feature McKinley leather bolsters with black sport mesh inserts, and the floors feature all-weather slush mats. A nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system is standard.
The 2016 Backcountry goes on sale this month.