Thanks to the positive response that Jeep received for the “blacked-out” production-intent Grand Cherokee concept and the related “Name My Ride” contest, Jeep has announced it will produce three new limited-edition Jeep vehicles: the Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot Altitude models.
In January, Jeep introduced unveiled the “blacked-out” production-intent concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show, and connected with consumers to name the model. With more than 100,000 entries from Jeep fans, “Altitude” emerged as the winning vehicle name.
The Altitude editions combine a variety of exterior design changes to create a unique model with an aggressive chrome and “blacked-out” look.
The Grand Cherokee Altitude’s grille surround appears in black gloss, and mesh grille texture in platinum chrome. Black headlamp bezels and a black liftgate light bar are also added to continue the “blacked-out” theme. The Grand Cherokee Altitude rides on 20-inch tires that surround black-gloss aluminum wheels. Inside it gets standard leather seats, a 9-speaker 506-watt amp sound system with subwoofer, Chrysler Group’s Uconnect hands-free communications system and a backup camera with a rear-park assist system. It starts at $35,595 for 4×2 models and $37,595 for 4×4 models.
The Compass Altitude gets many of the same “blacked-out” elements at the Grand Cherokee. A black gloss finish surrounds the Compass’ grille and headlamps, and the treatment continues with black roof rails and a black step pad. The Compass Altitude rides on exclusive 18-inch black gloss aluminum wheels. It starts at $22,190 for 4×2 models and $23,940 for 4×4 models.
The Jeep Patriot Altitude continues the “blacked-out” theme, but with more chrome than the Compass and Grand Cherokee. The Patriot Altitude boasts a bright chrome lower fascia and rear step pad appliques, and bright polished steel roof rails. It also gets 17-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels. The Patriot Altitude starts at $20,240 for 4×2 models and $23,275 for 4×4 models.
The new, limited-edition Grand Cherokee, Compass and Patriot Altitude models will arrive in Jeep showrooms in May.