Jeep Cherokee SRT In The Works: Report

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The next vehicle to join SRT’s ever-expanding lineup may be a tuned version of the latest 2014 Jeep Cherokee, according to a new report.

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.

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