NY LIVE: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, Trailhawk
The Summit package focuses on interior luxury, while the Trailhawk is claimed to be the most capable version ever produced.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has introduced two new Jeep Grand Cherokee variants -- the Summit and Trailhawk -- at the New York International Auto Show.
The Summit package focuses on luxury enhancements and exterior styling. It features a unique front fascia, grille and LED fog lamps, along with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
Most of the upgrades can be found on the inside, with a choice between four unique color themes: Indigo/Sky Gray, Black, Brown and Dark Sienna Brown. Each configuration features Nappa leather wrap for the dashboard, center console and door panels, with suede headliners.
To maximize comfort, the Summit integrates acoustic glass and active noise cancellation. A 19-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system delivers 825 watts of power, with three subwoofers to handle the low end. Unsurprisingly, the package includes a long list of tech features and Quadra-Lift air suspension.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Trailhawk is claimed to be the most capable Grand Cherokee to roll off the assembly line. Off-road performance benefits from an electronic limited-slip differential, longer-travel Quadra-Lift air suspension and skid plates, among other features.
Like the Trailhawk packages for the Cherokee and Renegade, the Grand Cherokee features a few functional and cosmetic exterior enhancements. The Trailhawk edition can be easily identified via red tow hooks and rugged 18-inch or optional 20-inch Goodyear Adventure tires. The color theme continues inside with red stitching on black upholstery, including leather and suede seats designed for comfort and control on the trail.
Carrying over for the 2017 model year, existing configuration options also include Laredo, Limited, Overland and SRT. Pricing for the Summit and Trailhawk offerings should be announced closer to their summer arrival.
Live images by Brian Williams.