The new high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 makes its European debut at the 2011 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Jeep displays the preview of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine that will power the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. European premi?re for the all-new Jeep Wrangler Arctic: the special-edition model created to conquer extremely demanding terrains. In preview for the public in Frankfurt, Jeep showcases the Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Concept: a design study developed to express the elegance, refinement and craftsmanship of the American brand.
The Jeep brand is in Frankfurt with four previews for the European public: star of this year’s Motor Show is the high-performance SRT8 model of the brand’s flagship Grand Cherokee powered by the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine producing 470 horsepower. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 displayed in European premi?re on the Jeep stand in Frankfurt features an exclusive Red exterior colour and red leather interior. The new generation of the SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most powerful and high-speed Jeep vehicle ever produced, boasting performance of an authentic super-car.
Together with the introduction of the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 284 horsepower that will join the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited lineup – now also enhanced by improved on-road driving comfort – the American brand showcases in Frankfurt the all-new Jeep Wrangler Arctic special-edition model and adds a new factory-customized model to the Wrangler offer.
In the spotlights of the Jeep stand in Frankfurt, the all-new the Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Concept: a design study created to explore the stylistic potential of the Jeep flagship. The exclusive White Gold exterior delivers additional refinement and style to Jeep Grand Cherokee. The cabin of the Interior Concept introduces a new concept of elegance and accommodates driver and passengers in an exclusive living room of soft Blue leather.
Jeep also presents to the public in Frankfurt the new Flex Fuel version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that will be equipped on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee European lineup. Designed to run on regular gasoline, the 3.6-liter V-6, 286 horsepower unit of the Jeep flagship will add flex-fuel capability to run also on E-85.
The theme for the Jeep stand in Frankfurt is “The Power of a Line”: the line stands for lineage and symbolizes the strength of the legendary Jeep heritage. It traces back 70 years to tell the story of constant evolution of an iconic brand in the automotive industry. A brand that stands for the true original off-road vehicle. A brand that has always been able to reinvent itself while it always stood for the same core values retaining its DNA. Reaching back seventy years, the line is virtually connecting the original 4×4 dated 1941 to the products of today.
Located inside the Hall 6, the 760-square-metre exhibition area features a functional design.
The stand shows the multiple terrains where the Jeep vehicles can express their capabilities: in the city as well as on extreme off-road tracks. The columns are transformed into dynamic elements that, thanks to large LED surfaces, will interact with the screen placed on the wall in the background. Here emotional videos will feature the main characteristics of each Jeep model.
Also the use of colours has been carefully studied: the white, gray and beige on the stand’s floor mark off around the show-vehicles the boundaries between sand dunes, snow drifts and grand city boulevards: perfect backgrounds to test the 4×4 capability and on-road performance of the Jeep SUVs.
A dedicated area will host the merchandising corner where elegant display cases will present the newest Jeep lifestyle collection.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The new generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 model makes its European debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 combines the legendary Jeep capability and utility to head-turning ‘Street and Racing Technology’ performance. With the all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque, the best performing Jeep vehicle ever achieves 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed of 255 km/h and 100-0 km/h braking in 35m. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is also the best handling Jeep vehicle ever and features advanced new active damping suspension managed by new Selec-Track system. New active valve exhaust system allows standard Fuel Saver Technology to ensure a 13-percent improvement in highway fuel efficiency and 720-km range. The lowered profile, race-inspired interior and exclusive SRT steering wheel with mounted paddle shifters give a performance-oriented styling to the Jeep flagship and anticipate the sporty performances granted both on road and at the race track. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be available in Jeep European dealerships in the first quarter of 2012.
Jeep Wrangler 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6
In Frankfurt, Jeep introduces the all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 petrol engine that will be equipped on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep Wrangler is the icon of the Jeep brand and the original 4×4 appreciated worldwide for its extraordinary off-road capability and its unique personality. The 3.6-liter V-6 powertrain improves Jeep Wrangler’s on-road driving dynamics and refinement, providing more fuel efficiency, more power and more torque. The new 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers 284 horsepower and 347 Nm of torque and is paired with an upgraded five-speed automatic transmission for refined shifting and greater performance. The proven six-speed manual transmission is also available on the new 3.6-liter Pentastar. Quieter operation and improved on-road comfort – unknown to the previous Wrangler generations – combine with even more off-road prowess. New petrol engine joins the 2.8-liter turbo diesel powertrain already available in the European Jeep Wrangler lineup in combination with a five-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission. The 3.6-liter petrol engine will be introduced in Jeep dealerships in Europe starting November 2011 and will be equipped on the Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trim levels of Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeep Wrangler Arctic
In order to highlight the most adventurous soul and the legendary 4×4 capability of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, Jeep introduces in Frankfurt the all-new Arctic special-edition model.
The grueling and demanding environments of the arctic offer the type of terrain the legendary Jeep Wrangler was engineered to conquer. Based on the Jeep Wrangler Sahara model, the Arctic’s winter theme is immediately recognizable. The new special edition features exclusive styling cues: Arctic badge and decal recall the Jeti, the legendary creature that according to folk tradition lives in the uncontaminated nature of the extreme North.
With unique black 17-inch wheels, original Mopar® accessories and exclusive interior enhanced by distinctive colours and details, Jeep Wrangler Arctic is powered by the new 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine matched with the automatic five-speed transaxle and by the 2.8-liter turbo diesel powertrain paired to the six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission. The new Arctic model will be introduced in European Jeep dealerships in the first quarter of 2012 and it will be available for Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Concept
Jeep presents in Frankfurt the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Concept. With exclusive Blue leather seats and precious interior details, the new concept is a design exercise that shows what level of first-class refinement, style and craftsmanship the Jeep brand can reach with its flagship model. Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Concept combines the power and on-road comfort of a high-class sedan with advanced Jeep technology in a unique package inspired by excellence.