Tons of new vehicles have been brought to the market through the New York Motor Show held in 2016. It also includes several special version models, such as the revised Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. However, Jeep also unveiled at the auto show a high-end edition of the Grand Cherokee for the next, with the name the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit.
This model sits atop the model array and the name Summit is not a new name for the Grand Cherokee. Actually, the trim level has been found on earlier era models since the beginning of the decade. However, for the year 2017, the 2017 model gets the most modern front fascia, polished aluminum wheels, and a luxurious interior with the most up-to-date gear shifter layout. It symbolizes the all-out, most lavish trim available for the tough off-roader.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Changes, Exterior
The 2017 Cherokee Summit definitely stands out against other Grand Cherokee versions in terms of its aggressive and attractive external design. The front fascia features a much lower angle that features chrome pronunciations and the centrally installed radar module for the cruise control system. It also comes equipped with the usual upper grille, but this time, it features chrome rings and chrome mesh inclusions. The LED headlights and fog lights offer a luxurious and attractive front look.
Along the vehicle’s side, the chrome trim runs down the rocker panels, about the windows, and resides atop the roof rack and mirrors. The 2017 model will be offered with a set of 20-spoke brushed aluminum wheels with the diameter of 20 inches. These wheels offer the new vehicle a more upscale look, providing it with a premium look. Around rear, the chrome trim, lines the top edge of the bumper, whereas the bright trim work inhabits around the taillights. The Hexagonal, chrome-edged exhaust outlets that project from the underside of the bumper finishes off the high-end rear look.
The next generation Grand Cherokee Summit comes in eight attractive body colors that include: True Blue. Light Brown Stone. Bright White. Granite Crystal. Ivory Pearl. Diamond Black Crystal. Velvet Red. Luxury Brown exterior paints.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Interior
The interior will be completely wrapped in cow leather. Almost every surface within the cabin is treated with the Laguna leather. The side bolstering on the seats and the door panel inserts receives a quilted outline for additional flair. Aluminum and wood trim line the Nappa leather-covered dashboard, and they are stitched in high-quality leather. The interior of the 2017 model vehicle features the revamped gearshift that was introduced in 2016. This is the only major latest change done in the cabin and the remaining interior elements remain unchanged.
The cabin comes equipped with an Uconnect infotainment system with the size of 8.4 inches. This system offers exceptional functionality and usability, whereas the gauge cluster in front of the driver comes with a big TFT display for vehicle settings, information, and speed. It also comes outfitted with a multi-function steering wheel that holds controls for the driver information monitor, cell phone roles, and the radar-derived cruise control.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 2017 interior of all models come equipped with standard features that include: Lighted door sills. Suede headliner. Acoustic glass. Berber carpet. Active Noise Cancellation. 19-speaher Harmon/Kardon acoustic system with three 825-watt subwoofers. The interior of the new Summit will be offered in four different attractive leather colors, such as Indigo, brown, black and dark sienna brown.
The new Summit also comes with adequate active and passive safety features. Some of the active safety features with the technological features available with the new vehicle include: Forward Collision Warning. Auto-folding power mirrors Blind Spot Detection. Headlamp washers. Adaptive Cruise Control. Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. Lane Departure Warning. Passive features available with the vehicle include seatbelts, multi-stage airbags and a safety cubicle that envelops all five inhabitants.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Seats
The new Cherokee Summit comes equipped with the full lineup of drivetrains that includes three different engines, designed with a variety of features. First, the 2017 Jeep comes outfitted with a base engine, which will be a V6 power plant with the displacement of 3.6 liters. This powertrain will produce the utmost power of 295 ponies and the required utmost torque. This engine comes with the Stat/Stop feature that will offer the finest bang-for-the-money case with the higher power and competence rankings.
Buyers who would like to have more power can opt for the new Summit that comes equipped with a V8, Hemi engine with the displacement of 5.7 liters. This 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit engine offers the additional power and torque of 360 ponies and 390 pounds per foot respectively. The Multi-Displacement System of Jeep cuts four cylinders among the available eight cylinders when not required, thereby assisting to save much amount of fuel. Buyers who need both efficiency and power can choose the new Summit that comes prepared with the V6 EcoDiesel engine with the displacement of 3.0 liters.
The turbodiesel power plant will be capable of offering the highest power output of 240 ponies and the highest torque output of 420 pounds per foot. Regarding efficiency, this engine offers the maximum mileage of 30 mpg when the new Summit is driven on the highways, which is higher than the mileage offered by the earlier two engines. Filled to the edge, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel engine will be capable of traveling a maximum distance of 700 miles with a completely filled fuel tank. It comes equipped with an eight-velocity automatic transmission, irrespective of the engine option.
For the model year 2017, all models will be offered with the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system of Jeep as standard equipment. This drive system uses a digitally activated limited slip differential to propel power to whatever wheels have grip, assisting to get the Jeep over almost any polished surface. Furthermore, the new vehicle also comes equipped with the Quadra-Lift air suspension setup of Jeep as a standard feature. Choosing diverse setting on the Selec-Terrain grip control system will raise or lower the new Grand Cherokee, according to the terrain. The five elevation settings allow for body travel up and down by 3.1 inches.
Base price and the date of release
Jeep has not yet confirmed the base price and the date of discharge. However, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date is expected to be the concluding part of 2016. Regarding pricing, it is expected that the new vehicle will definitely be more than the $ 52,000 price tag of the 2016 model as it comes equipped with more standard and optional features than those of the 2016 model.