Add Jeep to the list of automakers looking to ingratiate themselves to the Chinese market. The American automaker has announced plans to offer a special edition Grand Cherokee SRT8 exclusively to the Chinese market.

Yeah, what’s new, right?

Called the Hyun Black Edition, the special make Grand Cherokee SRT8 is actually no different from the SRT8 Vapor Edition Jeep announced earlier this year. The SUV will retain the Brilliant Black paint finish to go with plenty of chrome accents, tinted bi-xenon headlights, a gloss black painted grille, black badging that we, presume will be the only difference in the Hyun Black Edition from the Vapor Edition, and a new set of 20" aluminum wheels.

Performance capabilities will also be similar because the Hyun Black Edition is expected to be powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces a stout 470 horsepower and 465 pounds-per-feet of torque, allowing the SUV to hit 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.

For all the impressive qualities of the Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hyun Black Edition, there is one caveat: the model is currently available for order in China with a price of 1.19 million yuan. That, dear friends, is around $190,000 based on current exchange rates. It’s a figure that’s almost four times as much as the Vapor Edition Grand Cherokee.


  • 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hyun Black Edition
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    4.7 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
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    160 mph
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  (341) posted on 01.4.2013

... silly those who give money, not the one who is asking them.

  (397) posted on 01.4.2013

I love the way it has been speculated the Chinese market.

  (377) posted on 01.4.2013

i think maybe hyun means something in chinese...

  (346) posted on 01.4.2013

for those who have this name dilemma, i have an explanation: bought chinese and Hyundai are asians, so Jeep named its car like this so that the chinese pleople to feel more familiarsmiley

  (349) posted on 01.4.2013

Hyun makes me think about Hyundai and i think that is not ok... why Jeep choose this?!

  (377) posted on 01.4.2013

theese chinese people are crazy! to pay 4 times more for something you can get cheaper?!

  (341) posted on 01.4.2013

now i understand why they encourage the chinese market...

  (397) posted on 01.4.2013

i couldn’t stop laughing when i saw the cars name and its destination smiley)) why they called it Hyun Black Edition? Hyun?!

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