2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit leaked ahead of NY debut

The Summit will be positioned at the very top of the Grand Cherokee hierarchy.

Leaked images have revealed the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit ahead of its scheduled debut at this week's New York Auto Show.

Positioned at the top of the Grand Cherokee lineup, the Summit features a model-specific grille, elegant-looking chrome accents on the lower front bumper, and LED fog lights. It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, while a Summit emblem glued to the tailgate adds a finishing touch to the premium look.

The cabin receives wood trim on the steering wheel, on the center console, and on the dashboard, as well as quilted beige leather upholstery, black piping, a panoramic sunroof, and blue LED ambient lighting. We'll have to wait until the New York show opens its doors to find out what else the Grand Cherokee has gained, but the Summit is already shaping up to be the most luxurious SUV Jeep has ever built.

Technical specifications weren't leaked. However, it's safe to assume the range-topping Summit is powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine rated at 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Grand Cherokee Summit won't be the only new Jeep in New York. The company will also reveal an off-road-focused Grand Cherokee called Trailhawk, and a brand new crossover designed to replace both the Patriot and the Compass.

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