Canada: Jeep® Grand Cherokee: Even More Capability and Luxury for the
Most-awarded SUV Ever
Brand Introduces New 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Summit models at the New
York International Auto Show
Trailhawk model expands Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup with most capable version
Cherokee Summit models boast new, even more luxurious hand-crafted leather
interior, new appearance and added standard premium features
new Grand Cherokee models arrive in Jeep showrooms in late
23, 2016 , Windsor, Ontario - Already the most-awarded SUV ever, the Jeep
Grand Cherokee is about to become even more capable and even more
At the New York International Auto Show today, the Jeep
brand expanded its Grand Cherokee lineup with the introduction of a new
Trailhawk model - the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever. The
brand also introduced the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, bringing a new exterior
appearance, an available plush new interior, and even more standard premium
features to consumers looking for the ultimate premium full-size
"With our new Trailhawk and Summit models, Jeep Grand Cherokee
becomes even more capable and more luxurious," said Mike Manley, head of Jeep
Brand - 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 4x4 capability
for Grand Cherokee - the most awarded SUV ever."
"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 added.
The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
and Summit models arrive in Jeep showrooms in late summer.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The Jeep brand introduced the
"Trailhawk" name on the Grand Cherokee concept vehicle that first appeared at
the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The idea was to deliver a unique and
more rugged appearance, with a host of functional features that resulted in an
increased level of off-road 4x4 capability.
The "Trailhawk" name moved
to production with the introduction of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, as the
most capable of four models (Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk), and
continued with the all-new 2015 Renegade. It joins the Grand Cherokee lineup as
a sixth model for 2017 (Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, SRT, and
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are equipped with a host of
standard off-road capability features, including Jeep's Quadra-Drive II 4x4
system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) for all
powertrains, a unique version of Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Lift air suspension -
developed for Trailhawk - that offers improved articulation and total suspension
travel, as well as Selec-Speed® Control with Hill Start Assist and Hill
Descent Control. Skid plates, and a Trailhawk-specific anti-glare hood decal
are also standard.
Approach angles on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are 29.8
degrees or 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe
off-roading, while the breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle
is 22.8 degrees. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models offer up to 274 mm (10.8
inches) of ground clearance.
The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exterior
features a front fascia and seven-slot Jeep grille that debuted on the 2016
Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition, Trailhawk-signature red tow hooks in
the front and rear, standard rugged 18-inch or optional 20-inch Goodyear
Adventure off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement, new Trailhawk and Trail
Rated badges with red accents, mirror caps and a roof rack with Neutral Grey
accents, and optional Mopar rock rails for added protection.
Trailhawk models feature a unique black interior with leather and suede
performance seats for comfort and control, red accent stitching, brushed Piano
Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk
badge on the Jeep steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors
and console. A standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen includes updated off-road
pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4x4 capability features, such
as suspension height and Selec-Terrain modes.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Trailhawk models are available in Redline Pearl, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright
White, Rhino, Granite Crystal Metallic, Velvet Red Pearl, and Diamond Black
Crystal exterior paints.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Packed with standard premium
amenities, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the most luxurious vehicle
in the full-size SUV segment.
The Grand Cherokee Summit's exterior
boasts a new look with an updated front fascia, grille and LED fog lamps, with
new 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
A stunning new full-wrap Laguna
leather interior package in Indigo and Ski Grey is now available. The full
leather interior boasts a Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard, centre console and
door panels, and Laguna leather seats with edge welting.
interior colours are Black, Jeep Brown and Tan. All Summit models come equipped
with a suede-like premium headliner, lighted door sill, acoustic windshield and
full side glass, Active Noise Cancellation, premium Berber carpet mats, and a
harmon/kardon® 19-speaker, 825-watt amp audio system with three
An array of technological and other features are also
standard on the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, including auto-folding power
mirrors, headlamp washers, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection,
Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with
Stop, and for the first time, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and
Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.
Jeep's Quadra-Drive® II 4x4
system with ELSD is standard on all Summit models, as is Grand Cherokee's
Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Speed Control.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Summit models are available in Light Brownstone Pearl, True Blue Pearl, Bright
White, Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Velvet Red Pearl, Diamond
Black Crystal and Luxury Brown Pearl exterior paints. Jeep
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and
the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. The Grand
Cherokee Summit models receive added features, as well as a Summit Premium Plus
appearance package that further enhances Summit's premium exterior
Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class 8.4 L/100 km
(34mpg) highway courtesy of an available 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine and
standard eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 boasts an
unmatched driving range of more than 1,100 km.
Legendary Jeep capability
comes courtesy of three available 4x4 systems, Jeep's Quadra-Lift air suspension
system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand
Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 3,265 kg (7,200 pounds), and a crawl
ratio of 44.1:1.
A refined exterior design - complete with available
bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) - provides a
premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities,
including Natura Plus leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique colour
Built on 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic
SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who
seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live
life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide
owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with
The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass,
Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet
consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are
available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and
diesel powertrain options.