At the Houston Auto Show in January, Jeep? displayed a ?blacked-out? production-intent Grand Cherokee concept and asked consumers to name the model.? One hundred thousand entries later from the 2 million fans on Facebook, the company chose a winning vehicle name ??Altitude?.
?The fact that well over 100,000 consumers entered our ?Name My Ride? contest reinforces the passion behind the Jeep brand, and its position as one of the most recognizable and popular brands in the world,? said Mike Manley, President and CEO ? Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. ?The extraordinary response to both the concept and the contest resulted in an easy decision to produce ?blacked-out? editions of the Grand Cherokee ? and the Compass and Patriot. These new Jeep Altitude editions will clearly have a broad appeal among consumers, especially those looking for something distinctive, edgy, and just plain cool.?
The three new limited-edition Jeep models will arrive at Jeep showroom before summer.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude
The Grand Cherokee Altitude edition includes a variety of exterior design changes to create a unique model with an aggressive chrome and ?blacked-out? look.
The vehicle?s grille surround appears in black gloss, and mesh grille texture in platinum chrome. A platinum chrome lower fascia applique completes the unique front-end appearance. Black headlamp bezels and a black liftgate light bar continue the ?blacked-out? theme throughout the vehicle?s exterior.
Inside there are standard leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 9-speaker 506-watt amp sound system with subwoofer, iPod/MP3 connectivity, Parkview? rear back-up camera, ParkSense? rear-park assist system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, Chrysler Group?s Uconnect hands-free communications system, and more than 50 advanced safety and security features.
Grand Cherokee Altitude treatment is available in Deep Cherry Red, Brilliant Black, Mineral Grey, Metallic Silver and Bright White, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude starts at Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $35,595 for 4×2 models and $37,595 for 4×4 models.
Jeep Compass Altitude
The Jeep Compass also gets the ?from-the-factory? customized look with a limited edition first seen in the Grand Cherokee concept shown in January.
A distinctive black gloss finish surrounds Compass? trademark seven-slot Jeep 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 wearing Firestone BSW all-season performance tires.
The Jeep Compass Altitude model is available in three drivetrain configurations (including available Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II Off-Road packages), and features power heated exterior mirrors and available heated seats, remote start, continuously variable automatic transaxle, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. Numerous safety and security features, such as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), and side-curtain air bags that cover all rows are included.
Available in Deep Cherry Red, Black, Mineral Gray and Bright White, the Jeep Compass Altitude?s starting U.S. MSRP is $22,190 for 4×2 models and $23,940 for 4×4 models.
Riding on 17-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels and Firestone BSW all-season touring tires, the Jeep Patriot Altitude boasts a bright chrome lower fascia and rear step pad appliques, and bright polished steel roof rails.
The Patriot Altitude edition is available in three drivetrain configurations (including available Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II Off-Road packages), and features power heated exterior mirrors, power windows (driver one-touch) and locks, and available continuously variable automatic transaxle.? I also has heated seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and includes numerous safety and security features, such as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), and side-curtain air bags that cover all rows.
Available in Deep Cherry Red, Black, Mineral Gray and Bright White, the Jeep Patriot Altitude?s starting U.S. MSRP is $20,240 for 4×2 models and $23,275 for 4×4 models.
Jeep ?Name My Ride? Contest
For several weeks following the Houston Auto Show, consumers had the opportunity to name the Jeep Grand Cherokee concept vehicle by visiting Jeep.com. The brand then compiled entries and narrowed them down to three favored choices:
– Altitude: representing the new heights the Jeep brand is reaching, with an array of new vehicles and special-edition models consumers have been seeking, a wide variety of vehicle and brand awards.
– Midnight: for the distinctive, mysterious, deep and dark ?blacked out? appearance of the vehicle; and
– Obsidian: a dark-colored ? usually jet black ? volcanic rock that displays curved surfaces ? and may tie to a potential future Jeep model name.
After two weeks of online voting, consumers chose Altitude as the winning name.