Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts

    Featured Products

    Categories
    Jeep Grand Cherokee News
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Receives Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Receives Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets new Chrysler's ZF-developed eight-speed automatic gearbox as a standard equipment for the base V6 models. The optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 power unit is going to receive a six-speed automatic transaxle for the 2012.

    Chrysler hasn't announced fuel efficiency ratings for the 2012 Grand Cherokee V6, but it is expected to receive a 1 to 2 mpg gain. The fuel economy of the current all-wheel-drive model is estimated 6 mpg in the city and 22 mph on the highway. The eight-speed transmission may also lead to a revised gear lever resembling the control knob found on the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. According to the WK2Jeeps.com, all V6 models will have a new electro-hydraulic steering system, another step made to reduce fuel consumption.

    The company will start the production of the 2012 Grand Cherokee next week. The new model will be available on the market in late August.

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

    The second generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is unveiled at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. According to Chrysler, the vehicle is manufactured to be the fastest Jeep ever.

    Jeep received the 6.4-liter 392 HEMI V8 engine producing 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. Such versions as 2011 Dodge Challenger and Charger feature the same 392 HEMI engine. The motor is accompanied by five-speed automatic transmission and adaptive damping suspension. The SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee drives all four. Featuring 1-inch lowered body, the vehicle is based on the all-new WK2 platform with Selec-Track driving system.

    The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 looks aggressive with exclusive front bumper, sports LED daytime running lights, body-colored grille, large air intake, dual exhaust system, a new liftgate spoiler. Cherokee SRT8 rides on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. The vehicle is available with CommandView dual-pane sunroof.