The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has gone on sale in the UK with a price tag of £58,995

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Jeep’s most powerful model ever, has gone on sale in the UK now, priced £58,995.

Powered by same 6.4-litre V8 as the Dodge Challenger SRT8, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.8secs and reach a top speed of 160mph.

See pictures of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

To help reduce fuel and emissions, the engine can operate on four of the eight cylinders when less power is needed. When all eight cylinders are operating, a maximum of 470bhp and 465lb ft of torque is available.

Priced at £58,995, the SRT8 is more than £20,000 less than the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 BMW X6 and almost £30,000 less than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, powered by 4.8-litre V8.

A new luxury edition of the Grand Cherokee has also gone on sale. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit is priced at £44,795 and powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, which gives 237bhp at 4000rpm and 406lb ft of torque at 1800rpm.

This model has 20-inch alloys, satnav, a leather covered dashboard and real wood trim as standard. Also included are heated and ventilated saddle-coloured Nappa leather seats and a heated leather steering wheel.

It also gets brown paint, a chrome grille and fog lamp bezels that are exclusive to this variant of the Grand Cherokee.

Tim Watson

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