Jeep to Show Off Special-Edition Versions of the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee in L.A.

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, Automotive Editor - November 13, 2015

The Grand Cherokee and Wrangler have been staples in Jeep’s lineup for decades, so it is no surprise that they often gain special-edition models. The Los Angeles Auto Show is right around the corner -- it kicks off for journalists on November 15th -- and Jeep has just announced two new Wrangler and Grand Cherokees for the show.

The Grand Cherokee will roll into L.A. with the new SRT Night, which builds upon the already-outrageous SRT version of the SUV. This model will have three colors available -- Velvet Red, Billet Silver, and Granite Crystal -- highlighted by black accents including gloss-black grille bezels, spoiler, B- and C-pillars, window surrounds and hood, and satin-black 20-inch wheels and logos.

Inside, the SRT Night gets Black Laguna leather with silver stitching, and black-chrome bezels. Optionally, buyers can add a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with 825 watts.

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The second of the L.A. Auto Show special editions is the Wrangler Backcountry. This rugged SUV is based on the Sahara trim level and adds exclusive powder-coated bumpers, mid-gloss black 17-inch Rubicon wheels, a black fuel-filler door, Rubicon rock rails, a black hard top, and Backcountry decals.

The body comes coated in your choice of five colors: Hydro Blue, Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal, and Xtreme Purple. The latter of the color options is exclusive to the Backcountry model. For an even sleeker look, you can opt for a body-color hard top in place of the standard black top.

Inside the Wrangler Backcountry, there are plenty of new goodies to take in. These include the Piano Black air-vent bezels, door handles and grab bars, the vinyl-wrapped center console lid with Diesel Gray stitching, McKinley leather seat bolsters, black sport mesh seat inserts, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, and inter slush mats.

We expect to see the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry start rolling into dealer inventory later in November, while the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2016.

If you can't wait for one of these special models, the Grand Cherokee lineup has plenty of great deals and incentives on current trim levels -- like up to $2,000 in bonus cash on the 2015 Grand Cherokee.

, Automotive Editor

Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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