In our humble opinion, Jeeps should have lots of color. What’s cooler than riding around in a cherry red or bright orange Jeep? Not much. But apparently Jeep disagrees, and they’ve been going a new direction with the Grand Cherokee the last few years, since updating it as a luxury model. Which is totally fine – the Grand Cherokee is a badass car, and we can always save our bright colors for the Wrangler. And that’s good, because the new Jeep Grand Cherokee S only comes in black.
We’re not exactly sure what the S in Grand Cherokee S stands for – Sport? Special? We’ll go with Special, since that is exactly what this new exclusive model currently available only in Europe is. What’s so special about it? Well, on the outside, in addition to the sleek black paintjob, are Low Gloss Granite Crystal accents on the badging, grille bezels, step pad, tail lamps, and shiny new 20-inch aluminum wheels. The grille is totally gloss black, as is practically the entire car, including the chrome finish on the dual exhaust. Gives it quite the aggressive and, well, blacked out appearance.
But exterior appearances aren’t all it has to offer. The engine is either a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that offers 250 horsepower, a 3.6-liter V-6 with 286 horsepower, or a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with 352 horsepower, paired with an 8-speed automatic. Fast? Powerful? Beastly? How about all three?
The interior is largely similar to the regular Grand Cherokee. Except for the black wood finishes and black instrument panel accent stitching, and anodized Gun Metal accents. We like gun metal. The steering wheel is leather covered, the pedals are Mopar bright metal, and the black Nappa seats are perforated leather. Don’t forget the panoramic dual-panel sunroof that gives you an awesome view of the night sky, or, when offroading, at least gives you some of the feel of the Wrangler.
Sound like fun? You bet. If James Bond drove a Jeep, he’d probably drive this one. They still haven’t announced any prices or release dates for this bad boy, but we’ll be awaiting it’s eventual US release.