Jeep has always been known for having fun when it comes to creating special edition models, and it plans to continue this trend with the introduction of two all new models based on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee respectively.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night Edition
The first model is based off of the Grand Cherokee SRT and while the standard model is pretty sinister in its own right, Jeep engineers have made several revisions to appease the few folks that think it needs a bit more aggression. Known as the SRT Night Edition, this model stands out thanks to its splashes of Gloss Black trim with the shiny stuff making its way to the roof, side pillars, rear spoiler, and grille bezels with separate Satin Black trim adorning the appliques and badging. In addition, the 20-inch wheels have also been dipped in Satin Black and round out the look quite nicely. Performance comes from the familiar 6.4 liter Hemi V8 which is good for 475 horsepower and a 4.8 second 0 to 60 time.
Buyers will be able to choose from three different hues Velvet Red, Billet Silver, and Granite Crystal. The interior largely carries over unchanged but new Black Laguna leather seats with silver accent stitching help since things up, while Light Black chrome bezels add a touch of elegance to the overall look.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry
Meanwhile in the trail busting side of things, Jeep also took the veil off of the Wrangler Backcountry which is not only a nod to past 90’s era trim packages, but also highlights the Wranglers purpose as an off road vehicle.
The Backcountry is based off of the Sahara model and like prior Wrangler special edition models it comes with its own set of Backcountry decals on the front and rear, powder coated bumpers, 17-inch gloss black rims, and rock rails cribbed from the top tier Rubicon trim. Like other Wranglers, buyers can add side steps at no cost and a black “Freedom Top” hardtop also comes standard. However like standard grade Sahara models, body colored units will be avalible as an option.
The Backcountry’s 90’s vibe becomes evident when one looks at its paint selection. The Backcountry seen in Jeeps press photos is is in a eye catching hue called Xtreme Purple (exclusive to the Backcountry), but Jeep revealed that other visually appealing hues will be available including Hydro Blue, Granite Crystal, and Bright White. The interior largely retains the Wranglers function over form motif, but black accents, Diesel Grey accent stitching, all weather slush mats, and a nine speaker audio system all arrive as standard equipment.
Jeep has not released pricing information for either model, but look for more information to be unveiled at their respective debuts in LA later this month. In the meantime check out the gallery below for high resolution shots of both models.