At the New York International Auto Show, the Jeep brand expanded its Grand Cherokee lineup with the introduction of a new Trailhawk model — designed for off-road driving — along with the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, with a new exterior and leather interior. Both vehicles will be available in showrooms this summer.
“With our new Trailhawk and Summit models, Jeep Grand Cherokee becomes even more capable and more luxurious,” says Mike Manley, head of the Jeep Brand at FCA Global. “Our Cherokee and Renegade Trailhawk models are among our fastest selling and most sought-after models, and we are following that successful formula to provide consumers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability for Grand Cherokee.”
Manley says the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with standard off-road capabilities, including Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with rear electronic limited slip differential, a version of the Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension that offers improved articulation and total suspension travel, skid plates, and an anti-glare hood decal.
Exterior features of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk include red tow hooks in the front and rear, 18-inch wheels, and Trailhawk badges with red accents, mirror caps, and a roof rack with gray accents.
Manley says the interior of the vehicle features black leather and suede seating with red accent stitching, a gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors, and console.
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are available in red, silver, white, gray, and black.
Manley says the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit offers an updated front fascia, grille, and LED fog lamps, with 20-inch aluminum wheels.
“Our new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is in direct response to consumers who continue to ask for even more luxury, craftsmanship, and standard premium features in a full-size SUV packed with capability,” Manley says.
He says the vehicle has a full leather interior, with a leather-wrapped dashboard, center console, and door panels. Available interior colors include indigo, gray, black, brown, and dark brown.
The Grand Cherokee Summit comes with auto-folding power mirrors, headlamp washers, blind spot detection, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning technology.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a three-liter, V6 engine.