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(from Jeep Press
Release) 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT: A Powerful Performer
Cloaked in Luxurious and Muscular Skin
• New eight-speed
automatic transmission delivers smoother, more refined shifting
and improved fuel economy
• Innovative Eco Mode optimizes new transmission’s shift
schedule and expands range of Fuel Saver Technology activation
for further fuel economy gains
• Towing capacity rating improved 44 percent, up to 7,200 pounds
• Improved and retuned Selec-Track system delivers more torque
to the rear wheels in Track Mode for optimal rear-wheel-drive
• New, standard launch control delivers enhanced and consistent
• Aggressive, upscale exterior appearance enriched with new
signature LED lighting
• Luxurious interior offers new levels of advanced user-friendly
technology and connectivity highlighted by an 8.4-inch
touchscreen that accommodates SRT’s exclusive • Performance
Pages, plus a 7-inch programmable multiview gauge cluster
• All-new Uconnect Access Via Mobile streams preferred music
into the vehicle via smartphone
• Introducing breakthrough cloud-based voice texting and Bing
connected search via Uconnect Access
• Enables direct, one-touch connections with local 9-1-1 service
providers, roadside assistance dispatchers and Uconnect
• Features state-of-the-art safety technologies such as Forward
Collision Warning and Rear Cross Path detection
January 14, 2013 ,
Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT owners have come to
expect – and appreciate – a vehicle that is powerful and refined,
luxurious and functional, muscular and stylish. For 2014, Grand
Cherokee SRT checks all of those boxes – while also delivering
Enhancements for the 2014 model year include an all-new, fully
electronic eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers improved
fuel economy, significantly improved towing capacity, hardware and
software revisions that further heighten Grand Cherokee SRT’s
fun-to-drive factor during a daily commute or for more spirited
driving on the race track.
Outside, the new 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT sports styling that is even
more aggressive than the previous model. Design enhancements for
2014 include a new signature LED character lamp treatment, a
brawnier grille, a new, one-touch liftgate and a new rear spoiler.
Inside, Grand Cherokee SRT customers are treated to a new 8.4-inch
touchscreen that displays a wealth of SRT-exclusive Performance
Pages data. A new launch control button is situated behind the new
T-handle shifter on the center console, and a redesigned SRT-exclusive
three-spoke, heated steering wheel with more ergonomically efficient
paddle shifters, features a host of comfort, convenience and
For 2014, Grand Cherokee
SRT owners get three additional gears from their transmission: an
all-new 8HP70 eight-speed automatic. Fully electronic, it features
on-the-fly shift-map changing.
For an even sportier, more driver-controlled experience, the 8HP70
eight-speed transmission can be manually shifted using newly
redesigned, more pronounced, ergonomically efficient steering-wheel
The Grand Cherokee SRT features a new Eco Mode for 2014 that
optimizes the new transmission’s shift schedule and extends the
range of Fuel Saver Technology, which deactivates four cylinders
when conditions allow. A button on the center stack allows driver’s
to engage Eco Mode for improved fuel economy.
The new eight-speed automatic transmission is specifically
engineered to optimize shift quality and shift points for fuel
economy, performance and drivability. The intelligent software takes
into account variables including engine torque gradients, kick-down
events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes,
friction detection and downshift detection to determine the
appropriate shift map.
Additional parameters integrated into the control strategy include
vehicle speed control, electronic stability control interaction and
temperature. The result is automatic shifting that is ideally
attuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving
The new transmission is mated to the proven and powerful 6.4-liter
HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology delivering 470 horsepower (351
kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb.-ft. (630 N•m) of torque at 4,300 rpm
and helps deliver greatly enhanced towing performance of 7,200
pounds – a 44-percent improvement over the 5,000-lb. towing capacity
from the previous model.
For 2014, the new electronic T-handle shifter provides the
flexibility for drivers to choose a transmission shift schedule
independent from the Selec-Track system. Drive and Sport shifting
can be selected via the T-handle with no effect on the chosen
suspension, stability control and driveline torque split settings.
Also new for 2014 is a launch control system that mimics a
professional driver’s inputs to optimize Grand Cherokee SRT’s
performance by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability
control, and suspension in line for a textbook launch. Controlled by
a button behind the new T-handle shifter on the center console, the
result is improved and more consistent straight-line acceleration.
The performance experience of the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT is further
accentuated by a change in transfer case proportioning and dynamic
controls for the Selec-Track system when the vehicle is in Track
Mode. When this mode is selected, 70 percent of the engine’s torque
is delivered to the rear wheels for a more pronounced
rear-wheel-drive experience. Grand Cherokee SRT drivers will notice
a vehicle that is more responsive from mid-corner to exit.
Outstanding ride, handling and
The Grand Cherokee SRT
rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension
with coil springs, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS),
upper- and lower-control arms (“A” arms), and a stabilizer bar.
The rear suspension is a multi-link design with coil spring,
Bilstein ADS, aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links
(tension and camber), plus a separate toe link, and a stabilizer
Software improvements to the retuned Selec-Track system further
distinguish the five dynamic modes: Auto, Sport, Tow, Track, and
Snow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that more ideally
meets their requirements and ambient conditions. Drivers will find
the torque split change in Track Mode provides a vehicle that is
more responsive from mid-corner to exit and one that delivers faster
lap times at their favorite track.
The new 2014 Grand
Cherokee SRT delivers excellent braking performance, requiring only
116 feet to come to a full stop from 60 miles per hour (mph). Credit
belongs to red-painted, Brembo six-piston (front) and four-piston
(rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15
inches (front) and 13.8 inches (rear).
Aggressive and functional exterior
The Grand Cherokee SRT
sports exterior styling enhancements for 2014. Its signature,
seven-slot upper grille with black screen insert has been shortened
and is flanked by slimmer, adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps that are
surrounded by a signature LED character lamp treatment. The grille
itself is brawnier and the headlamps feature a unique black
background to distinguish SRT from other 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
models while further accenting their jewel-like appearance.
The new styling also enabled designers to incorporate the headlamp
washers into the headlamp housing for the first time – rather than
on the bumper – for a cleaner more functional appearance.
A new Grand Cherokee badge along the vehicle’s sides feature a more
distinct, more pronounced font.
The 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT’s front light treatment is mirrored in
back for a cohesive styling appearance, and features larger tail
lamps with signature LED lighting. To further emphasize SRT’s
performance heritage, the tail lamps feature a black surround,
creating the illusion of floating lamps.
Also new for 2014 is a more aerodynamically efficient rear spoiler
integrated into the all-new, one-touch liftgate that features a new
SRT badge that no longer carries the engine cylinder number
reference. Rather than relying on a manual lever, the liftgate is
operated electronically with the push of a button. For 2014, the
flipper glass has been eliminated, greatly enhancing rearward
visibility and reducing weight.
The 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT will be available in the following
exterior colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White
Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red
Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear
Coat and Redline Pearl Clear Coat.
Race-inspired and high-performance
The most significant
interior enhancement on the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT is the new
Uconnect 8.4AN radio touchscreen. The 8.4-inch display shows a
wealth of SRT-exclusive Performance Pages, including recent track
times, lateral acceleration, 0-60 mph times and much more. All data
is shown in full-color and can now be shared with other SRT
enthusiasts via a built-in 3G connection.
The same screen accommodates Uconnect Access Via Mobile, an all-new
feature that makes its debut. With it, customers can stream their
favorite music into the vehicle using the acclaimed apps Aha, iHeart,
Pandora and Slacker.
The display also affords drivers access to Bing Internet searches
and facilitates cutting-edge cloud-based features such as voice
texting – the transmission of text messages using natural speech.
On the center console, drivers will find a new, leather-wrapped
T-handle shifter for the eight-speed transmission that allows the
driver to select two driving modes including Drive and Sport.
Also new is the redesigned, SRT-exclusive heated three-spoke
steering wheel with a flat bottom that features a bevy of comfort,
convenience and connectivity controls and more pronounced, more
ergonomically efficient paddle shifters.
The new steering wheel is designed and positioned to provide optimal
view of the new gauge cluster that now features a 7-inch,
full-color, customizable instrument display. This new screen allows
drivers to select from a multitude of layout and information to be
shown in the center of the gauge cluster.
True carbon fiber trim accent sweeps across the driver’s door,
instrument panel and front passenger door.
The available 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio
surround-sound system from Harman Kardon offers world premier
innovation, featuring a 32-volt tracking power supply (TPS)
12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and
brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.
The 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT Laguna leather interior is available in
two distinctive colors: Torque (black) and a new Sepia combination.
Enhanced security, convenience and
Uconnect Access is
all-new to the Grand Cherokee SRT. Enabled by embedded cellular
technology, the system affords direct communication with local 9-1-1
service personnel at the touch of a button – no waiting for
go-between call-center operators.
In addition, the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT showcases advanced safety
features from Forward Collision Warning – which alerts the driver to
rapidly approaching traffic – to Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear
Cross Path detection, which aid drivers when changing lanes or in
Quality: Improving the most
awarded SUV ever
How do you improve the
most awarded SUV ever? The Jeep and SRT teams start by listening to
“We’re very happy with the long list of product and quality
accolades the Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned,” said Doug Betts,
Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group. “But the most
important feedback comes from customers telling us what they’d like
to see improved. We are constantly looking at feedback and
responding with improvements.”
Key upgrades for the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup include an
eight-speed automatic transmission to improve performance and fuel
economy plus the newest Uconnect system that balances advanced
technology and connectivity features with easy-to-use controls and
From the driver’s seat, everything the driver sees, touches – and
even speaks to using voice commands – is enhanced to increase
function, connectivity and responsiveness. Not only does it work
better, it looks better packaged in more premium materials and
elegant graphics. This includes a redesigned steering wheel that is
optimized for driving position while also providing control buttons
for frequently used features like radio, cruise control, phone and
voice-activated commands. Customer feedback helped designers and
engineers determine the ideal location for fingertip controls so
that drivers could comfortably keep their hands on the wheel and
eyes on the road.
Another significant interior change for Grand Cherokee is the
availability of the new Uconnect Access 8.4AN touchscreen.
Connectivity and touchscreens involve rapidly changing technology
and ever-increasing consumer expectations – both of which have a
significant impact on the overall quality assessment of new
vehicles. The Uconnect team constantly evaluates consumer feedback,
placing a high priority on designing systems that are intuitive for
both tech-savvy customers as well as tech-averse drivers who prefer
hard knobs to adjust the climate or radio station.
For the past two years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned the title
as the Total Quality leader for the medium-size SUV segment by
Strategic Vision. The honor is based on new vehicle owner surveys
that holistically assess consumers’ good and bad experiences with
their new vehicle. Similarly, the Jeep team values all comments from
customers – especially feedback that leads to enhanced quality and
Manufacturing: Built in Detroit
The new 2014 Jeep Grand
Cherokee SRT is built at the 3-million-square-foot Jefferson North
Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, which has been the site of Grand
Cherokee production since its introduction in 1992. To meet consumer
demand, a third crew of 1,100 workers was added at JNAP in the
fourth quarter of 2012.
SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler
Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving
instruction as part of the SRT Track Experience, designed to
maximize their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track.
Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks. For more
The Chrysler Group’s SRT
(Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product
development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring
powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark
braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and
high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.
The SRT lineup in the 2013 model year features five vehicles that
are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in
safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT8,
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Jeep Grand
Cherokee SRT8 are joined by the SRT flagship Viper and Viper GTS
models, which are making their highly anticipated return to the
high-performance sports car market.