The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude will be equipped with a new Tech Connect Package to enhance the owner connection with the introduction of the new UConnect skill for Amazon Alexa. Amazon’s voice service provides a set of capabilities referred to as skills, which enable customers to make voice-activated requests.
The Jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package responds to a variety of voice commands via Alexa, including starting the vehicle’s engine, locking and unlocking doors, sending navigation instructions to the vehicle, and checking fuel and tire pressure levels.
“The introduction of Amazon Alexa to the Jeep Cherokee allows us to meet consumers’ increasing desire for innovation of information,” says Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand for FCA Global. “Jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package allows customers to minimize the everyday stresses of busy lifestyles by providing them with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicles, while making every drive exceptionally informative, entertaining, and unique.”
With the purchase of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude equipped with the Tech Connect Package, consumers will receive an Amazon Echo Dot, a three-month subscription to the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, and natural language voice controls via Alexa. Also included is a three-month subscription to Audible, a seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment with more than 375,000 audio programs.
The vehicle also features Diamond Black Crystal painted lower cladding and gloss black finishes on the chin applique, upper and lower grille sound, roof rails, and badging. Additionally, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels are also included.
Arriving at dealer showrooms in November, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude with the Tech Connect Package will be available for an MSRP of $26,190 for 4×2 models or $27,690 for 4×4 models, plus a $1,095 destination charge.