Jeep Australia has released pricing and specification for the latest full-time addition to its Grand Cherokee large SUV range, with the luxury-oriented Summit grade checking in as the flagship non-performance variant in the line-up at $84,450 plus on-roads.
Based on the Overland grade and priced $4000 above its donor vehicle, the Summit packs a number of additional premium features to help it better compete against the European offerings in the segment such as the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7.
From the outside, the Summit is distinguishable by its Platinum exterior package, bundling 20-inch alloys finished in platinum chrome, platinum chrome and gloss black seven-slot grille, front and rear lower fascia applique, side-window surrounds, roof rails, tail-light bezels, side sills, rear step pad and exterior badging.
Inside, exclusive features for the Summit include suede-like headliner, berber cargo and floor mats and illuminated door sill plates spelling out the Summit name.
Seats are upholstered as standard in NaturaPlus leather, while an optional Signature Leather Wrapped interior package applies premium Laguna leather with contrast stitching to the quilted seats, upper and lower door panels, centre console and glovebox.
“Positioned over the current refined Overland trim, Summit goes one step further in providing the ultimate luxury a Grand Cherokee can offer in an area of the market where Europeans are very strong,” he said.
“Without compromising Jeep legendary capabilities, Summit is providing an extra edge of adventure, bringing to market the best combination of on-road refinement, technology and comfort with best in class off-road capabilities.
“The sport-style exterior is elevated by the Platinum trimmings, perfectly married with the elegantly crafted interior featuring premium, high-grade leather for exceptional cabin comfort.”
Other standard equipment on the Summit includes a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, heated front and rear seats and steering wheel, ventilated front seats, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen multimedia system, active noise cancelling and HID headlights.
A suite of driver assistance systems including advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, park assist, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
The Summit carries over the Overland’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 184kW/570Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and driving all four wheels via Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with a rear electronic limited-slip differential and air suspension.
To the end of August, Jeep has sold 2037 Grand Cherokees, a 39.6 per cent dip over the same period last year.
Representing more than half of overall Jeep sales, the Grand Cherokee’s decline has contributed to a 26.8 per cent reduction in sales year-to-date.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineSeptember 18, 2019 9:02 am