Report: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee to get 6-speed automatic transmission

Currently, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with two available transmissions – a multi-speed overdrive transmission – standard with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, or the electronically-controlled five-speed automatic transmission – standard with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.

According to sources, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with a 6-speed automatic, most likely the 65RFE. Insiders say that Jeep will switch to an electro-hydraulic power steering system on V6 models, cutting weight and engine losses.

Other changes to the lineup will include new 20-inch polished wheels for the Grand Cherokee Overland and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels will be optional on the Laredo models.

The 465-hp 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will also join the lineup during that model year.

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Refresher: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on sale now is available 3 models: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 model starts at $30,995, while the 4×4 Grand Cherokee Laredo model starts at $32,995. Prices for the 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4 start at $39,995, while the Overland 4×4 model start sat $42,995. All models are powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 unit making 290-hp delivering up to 23 mpg and over 500 miles on one tank of gas. Optional features include a 360-hp 5.7L V8 and a Trailer Tow Group.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Allpar