Jeep announced to be introducing some specialized editions of the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee SRT, due for some introductory floor time at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler gains a new Backcountry edition, which starts life as a Wrangler Sahara and is then given a wicked purple-colored exterior, because why not. Then, to emphasize the Wrangler Backcountry’s off-road prowess, it’s given some other upgrades such as durable powder coated bumpers, rock rails, and some extra Backcountry decals to remind you that you’re not in a normal Wrangler Sahara.
It also gains some other enhancements to both the exterior and interior such as standard 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in a gloss black finish an da black-painted hardtop. The interior also gains so updates with black leather and mesh seats with gray contrast stitching, and piano black accents for the trim bits.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night Edition is on the same page with exterior and interior upgrades, including a two-tone exterior with the choice of a Billet SIlver, Velvet Red, or Granite Crystal hue. The roof, window surrounds and the standard rear spoiler are all then treated with a gloss black. The inside too gets updated with a Black Laguna leather theme with contrast silver stitching, and more.
Otherwise, both cars remain mechanically the same.
For the press release, check it out below.
Jeep® Introduces Two New Special-edition Models at the Los Angeles Auto Show
- New 2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT Night boasts stealth-like premium black appearance, with black roof and lightweight performance wheels
- New 2016 Wrangler Backcountry delivers enthusiasts a unique Jeep SUV loaded with off-road capability features to tackle the toughest winter months
November 12, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the debut of two new-for-2016, special-edition Jeep® models: the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night blends ultimate performance with a premium black appearance that includes a unique black roof and lightweight performance wheels. To celebrate the winter season, the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry delivers snow lovers a winter-themed Jeep that will get them wherever they want to go with a host of Wrangler’s most capable off-road features.
“Jeep enthusiasts anticipate and truly appreciate special-edition models that deliver a customized Jeep SUV right from the factory,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry both offer a distinctive appearance, while delivering an array of prominent performance and capability features.”
The 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry arrives in showrooms in late November. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night will be available in the first quarter of 2016.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night features a stealth-like appearance with the roof, rear spoiler, front grille bezels, B and C pillars and side window surrounds all adorned in Gloss Black. The front applique is Satin Black, as is badging on the hood and rear liftgate.
New lightweight, split five-spoke “5Ten” 20-inch wheels are also finished in Satin Black and are designed to showcase the Grand Cherokee SRT8’s standard Brembo brakes. Interior appointments include Black Laguna leather with Silver accent stitching and Light Black Chrome bezels.
Available colors for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night include Velvet Red, Billet Silver and Granite Crystal.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night features a standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, an adaptive damping suspension and a Selec-Track Traction Control system.
Available features include a dual-pane sunroof, a 19-speaker 825-watt Harman Kardon stereo system, trailer tow package, three-season tires, a full-size spare tire and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.
Performance numbers for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night include 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds, 0-100-0 mph in 16.3 seconds, quarter mile in the mid 13-second range and a top speed of 160 mph.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry
The Jeep Wrangler Backcountry boasts a winter capability theme and is based on the Wrangler Sahara model. It features a Backcountry decal on the front fender and rear quarter panel, a unique off-road front and rear powder coated bumper, 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in Mid-gloss Black and a black fuel fill door. Wrangler Rubicon rock rails are standard on the Wrangler Backcountry, but Sahara side steps are also available at no additional charge. A black hard top is standard, but an optional body color hard top is also available.
Wrangler Backcountry is available in five colors: Hydro Blue, Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal and Xtreme Purple. Backcountry is the only model in Wrangler’s lineup available in Xtreme Purple.
Inside, Wrangler Backcountry features Piano Black vent rings, door handles and grab handles. A vinyl-wrapped console lid and door armrests with Diesel Gray accent stitching, black McKinley leather seat bolsters with black sport mesh inserts, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats are featured. The Bluetooth hands-free Connectivity Group is also standard in the Wrangler Backcountry.
– By: Chris Chin