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Citing an inside source, Allpar is reporting that a Jeep Cherokee SRT is in the works and due out soon.
The vehicle would feature a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission and, presumably, all-wheel drive.
Unlike the models in SRT’s current lineup, the Jeep Cherokee SRT would almost certainly feature an engine with fewer than eight cylinders.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering SRT’s decision to drop the cylinder count from its vehicle names. You may recall that the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was rebranded a Grand Cherokee SRT when the facelifted 2014 model was introduced earlier in the year.
The most likely engine option for the Jeep Cherokee SRT would be a tuned version of the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 already available on the compact crossover. This tuned V-6 is tipped to deliver close to 400 horsepower and may eventually make its way into other SRT models like a rumored Chrysler 200 SRT.
Of course, a hi-po four-cylinder is also a possibility.
Stay tuned for an update.