The limited edition Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night has arrived in Australia, blending stealthy looks with big performance from $97,000 plus on-road costs. Limited to just 128 units, the SRT Night fetches a premium of $7,000 over the standard Grand Cherokee SRT, but Jeep justifies the higher price with more equipment, revised performance pages and a new electric steering system.
The darkened theme is exclusive to the SRT Night and features a host of styling upgrades including a black grille, lower front fascia and side window surrounds, with the satin-black treatment extending to all exterior badge work and a black roof.
Rounding up the exterior upgrade is a set of new style satin black lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels – dubbed “5Ten” due to the split five-spoke design.
The Night theme continues inside, with black Laguna leather interior upholstery with silver accent stitching, complemented by black chrome and anodized silver bezels throughout.
Under the bonnet, the SRT Night retains Jeep’s potent 6.4-litre HEMI V8, delivering 344kW and 624Nm to all four wheels, allowing for a 0-100km/h sprint of just 4.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile run in the mid 13-second range.
New inside the Grand Cherokee SRT Night is a revised instrument panel gauge cluster that takes on a more enhanced and high-performance look. The 7-inch reconfigurable digital display now features the tachometer shown in the middle similar to other high performance SRT vehicles, while the speedometer moves to the left side of the cluster.
SRT-exclusive Performance Pages are revised for the Night, with an expanded array of performance timers and gauge readouts, while all-new drive modes – including performance specific Sport and Track modes – allow Grand Cherokee SRT Night owners the ability to personalise their drive experience whether its on-road or on-track.
While the mighty V8 is already music to the ears, the SRT Night also comes with a 825W, 19-speakers Harman Kardon premium sound system.
For added safety and security, the SRT Night receives a new Valet mode that limits engine power and revs, locks out manual shifting and drive mode selection, and disables launch control.
Also new on the SRT Night are retuned electric steering for sharper response, recalibrated launch control for more consistent straight-line acceleration, and lightweight aluminium suspension components helping reduce overall kerb weight.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night is on sale now.