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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 priced at $76,000

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has been launched in Australia with a starting price of $76,000. The performance-oriented large SUV enters the market with essentially no direct competition as the US-based manufacturer struggles to meet exceptionally high consumer demand for the standard model as a result of low production volumes...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland now available with V6 petrol engine

The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is now available in Australia with the option of an entry-level V6 petrol engine. Priced from $65,000 before on-road costs, the 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar-powered Grand Cherokee Overland is $4500 cheaper than both the equivalent 3.0-litre diesel and 5.7-litre V8 Overland variants...

Jeep Grand Cherokee passes another rollover test

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has passed another independent ‘moose test’, dispelling speculation that the big US-built SUV is a rollover safety risk. Questions of the Grand Cherokee’s safety were sparked earlier this month when Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld (Technology World) almost flipped a Swedish-spec version of the SUV in a lane-change manoeuvre test and consequently called for Jeep to stop selling the vehicle...

Chrysler defends Jeep Grand Cherokee against rollover criticism

Chrysler Group has defended the safety of its Jeep Grand Cherokee after a Swedish magazine questioned its rollover integrity and called for the US-built SUV to be pulled off the market. Chrysler issued an official statement overnight accusing Teknikens Varld (Technology World) magazine of unsafely overloading a new Swedish-specification Grand Cherokee Overland to achieve misleading results in a rollover test...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: performance SUV delayed

Jeep's most powerful model - the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - has had the brakes applied to its Australian release owing to supply issues. The American performance SUV was due to launch locally in late May but a stock shortage from its US plant means the Grand Cherokee SRT8 won't arrive now until August...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in high demand

Australia's ever growing appetite for rugged American SUVs has secured a quarter of the world's Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 production when the vehicle goes on sale in June. Global production of the 6.4-litre HEMI V8-powered Grand Cherokee is limited to just 4,000 units per year, a decision that guarantees to keep the ST8s exclusive and in high demand...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 inspired by Ferrari

Chrysler Group performance division SRT has delivered two special edition Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 SUVs to Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. The unlikely partnership highlights the deepening relationship between brands under the Fiat-Chrysler alliance...

Crash test results: Jaguar XF, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Renault Fluence Z.E. miss top safety rating

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jaguar XF and Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car have all missed out on the maximum safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash testing. Five-star NCAP results have become commonplace in recent years for all types of vehicles, though the Grand Cherokee, XF and Fluence Z.E...

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 on sale in Australia in January

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will make its European debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, around four months ahead of its Australian launch.   The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was initially unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April. The right-hand drive version will go on sale in the UK in the first quarter of 2012...

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel on sale in Australia

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel is now on sale in Australia, five months after the petrol engine models of the all-new luxury SUV arrived in local showrooms. The new 3.0-litre direct-injection V6 turbodiesel will be available in all four model lines: the entry-level Laredo, mid-spec Limited, special edition 70th Anniversary and range-topping Overland...

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 unveiled at New York show

Jeep has unveiled the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at the New York International Auto Show in the US. The car gets the same 6.4-litre HEMI V8 as the new Chrysler 300C SRT8, a sporty new body and some serious performance mechanicals which provide sportscar-like figures...