Jeep has announced a couple of new Grand Cherokee ensembles, one puffed and fluffed and the other said to be “the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever”.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
As the name suggests, the Trailhawk is the one with beefed up track cred and comes standard with Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) and a unique version of Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension that offers improved articulation and suspension travel. There’s also Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control, underbody bash plates and a Trailhawk-specific anti-glare hood decal.
Approach angles on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are 29.8 degrees or 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe off-roading, while the breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle is 22.8 degrees.
Tarting up the exterior is a set of flashy red tow hooks, Trail Rated badges with red accents, mirror caps, a roof rack and the option of Mopar rock sliders. Wheels are 18-inch jobbies but this can be specced up to 20-inch and either way come fitted with Goodyear off-road tyres.
On the inside, the Trailhawk treatment includes a unique black interior with leather and suede performance seats, red accent stitching, brushed Piano Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk badge on the Jeep steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console.
A standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen includes updated off-road pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4×4 capability features, such as suspension height and 4×4 and Selec-Terrain modes.
Exterior colours include Redline Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Diamond Black Crystal exterior paints.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
The Summit is, according to Jeep, the most luxurious vehicle in the full-size SUV segment.
Hinting at the swish interior is an updated front fascia, grille and LED fog lamps, along with some new 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The luxury kicks off with a full-wrap Laguna leather interior and Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard, center console and door panels.
If you look up you’ll see a suede premium headliner, and looking around you’ll notice integrated door sill lighting, an acoustic windscreen and side glass (probably hard to spot that…), Active Noise Cancellation and premium Berber carpet.
If it’s important to win the “who has the most speakers” competition, then you’ll have that licked with the standard Harmon-Kardon 19-speaker, 825 watt amp audio system and its three subwoofers.
Other features include, auto-folding power mirrors, headlamp washers, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and, for the first time, Lane Departure Warning and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.
Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with ELSD is standard on all Summit models, as is Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Speed Control.
The Summit will be available in Light Brown Stone, True Blue, Bright White, Ivory Pearl, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red, Diamond Black Crystal and Luxury Brown exterior paints.
Australian availability and pricing information will be provided when available.