The Jeep Grand Cherokee has received some further facelifts from STARTECH, a Germany-based company that exclusively tunes up Chrysler and Jeep vehicle models. STARTECH specifically made their tuning program for the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD model equipped with a 3.0-liter common rail turbo diesel engine.
According to the German tuning company, "The Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived and STARTECH presents an exclusive refinement program for the SUV. The extensive product lineup is characterized not only by its professional engineering and innovative design: All components also offer exceptional quality. For the 3.0 CRD model with common-rail turbodiesel engine STARTECH offers the SD6 performance kit and a particulate filter."
The bold and aggressive body styling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD model was enhanced by STARTECH exterior design cues, which include the STARTECH front apron with integrated design elements, STARTECH rear apron with cut-outs for the two oval chrome tailpipes in the STARTECH sport exhaust system, STARTECH side skirts with integrated entrance lights, and STARTECH chromium plated mirror covers. The sport exhaust system is made of pure stainless steel and available for all engine types for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
In addition, the five doors of the Jeep Grand Cherokee come with STARTECH door sills with integrated LED lights that can be activated by using the standard keyless-entry remote or with the door handles. The Jeep wheels have been replaced with the high-quality STARTECH Monostar IV 9Jx20 light-alloy wheels. It features five-spoke wheel design wrapped with Yokohama tires measuring 265/45 ZR 20 both in front and rear. This completes the exclusive exterior package of the STARTECH tuning program for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Inside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with an exclusive interior design from STARTECH.
Chrysler Group's popular SUV features STARTECH leather dark slate grey interior trim, which is highlighted by a bunch of STARTECH interior accessories including the ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel with a leather cover. Other customize interior features include STARTECH floor mats for passenger compartment, STARTECH mats for the trunk, and polished stainless-steel sill plates with illuminated STARTECH logo.
With the new STARTECH SD6 tuning kit, the 3.0-liter common rail turbo diesel engine found on the Jeep Grand Cherokee now pumps out 262 hp (193 kW), 44 hp increased compared to the Grand Cherokee base model with 218 hp (160 kW). The torque output is also increased from 510 Nm up to 580 Nm rotating between engine speeds at 1,600 and 2,800 rpm. The STARTECH SD6 tuning kit allows the Jeep Grand Cherokee to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. STARTECH also installed quality sport springs, lowering by about 40 millimeters.
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Lisa Ziegler is a 29-year old native of Waldport, Oregon and is currently working as a senior research analyst in a top Automotive Research Consultancy firm.
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