Jeep is expected to show off their new 2014 Grand Cherokee, including an SRT8 update, in just two weeks, at the Detroit Auto Show. While numerous spy shots have appeared over the last months, we believe these are the first taken with the headlights and tail-lights on.
Aside from an exterior refresh, UConnect Access (with five and eight inch screens), a possible Dart-style active gauge cluster display, and various other techno-wonders, many expect the 2014 Grand Cherokee to switch to an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission, with both V6 and V8 engines, increasing gas mileage and dramatically increasing V6 acceleration.
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]