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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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2014 SRT-8 Alpine version

OOPS the Alpine version is 2013, not 2014 SORRY!!

In a mid-cycle refresh, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a list of updates that will, among other things, improve fuel efficiency.



That improvement comes courtesy of a new eight-speed automatic transmission that was first introduced to the Chrysler line in 2011 in the 300 to a warm reception as well as paddle shifters to be available on all models. As Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced yesterday, the brand will bring both eight- and nine-speed automatics to market in several vehicles as early as the 2013 model year in an effort to improve fuel efficiency as much as 16 percent.

It isn’t likely that the Grand Cherokee will see quite such a drastic improvement given that it will get the eight-speed according to a series of tweets by **********, but better mileage is still a sure bet. Aside from quenching some of the big SUV’s thirst, Jeep will also offer a larger eight-inch navigation touch screen, which is a 1.5-inch improvement over the current model. Other minor interior changes and a revised rear fascia are on the way in 2014.

Finally, a special version of the 2013 SRT8 called the “Alpine Edition,” which will probably be nothing more than a special trim package. Expect 20-inch five-spoke “vapor chrome” wheels and a bright white paint finish among other items if chatter on enthusiast forums carries any credence.

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Wow very intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like Chrysler has listened to some of our gripes about the Wk2 considering they will be changing the rear fascia and upgrading the navi screen.

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Interesting, only the last paragraph about the 'special edition' mentions the SRT8.

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Wonder if the 6.4 will see the 8 speed?


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I wonder I'f revised rear fascia could mean center exhaust.
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they did an injustice to the new model by not offering it with center cut exhaust
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The way I interpreted the article is that the revised rear fascia is for the regular GC, not the SRT8. Let's hope we're wrong. Resumespeed already confirmed 8 speed will be in the 2014 SRT8, in another thread.

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Man I hope they upgrade the dash like in the dart. I really like that red dash. If you put in leds you could do a bunch of different color tones, blues for auto, green for sport, red mode for track. That would be a little touch but an amazing feature. Plus I don't like the center exhaust. It looks to ricer to me. Fast and the furious type stuff. But that is my opinion.

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white 2014 is what I'll be trading my 12 for
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