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Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) has confirmed it will introduce a more luxurious version of its successful Jeep Grand Cherokee, called the Summit Platinum.

The new variant is expected to provide a high-value alternative to the luxury European offerings and will replace the current Grand Cherokee Summit, which is currently priced at $77,000 (plus on-road costs).

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum models will be exclusively available with the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine and receive additional premium standard features, such as new Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and acoustic laminated windshield and second-row side windows for reduced cabin noise.

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Additional interior enhancements include Argentina Tan leather interior, covering the seats, centre console armrest, upper door panels and upper dashboard. There’s also contrasting black stitching to match the black carpet and dark open-pore wood trim.

Further enrichments include illuminated Summit doorsills, and a new Berber carpet cargo floor mat.

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Jeep claims the ANC developed with specialist audio manufacturer, Harman Kardon results in a 10 dB reduction in cabin noise.

Available in the US on the new high-end Grand Cherokee model is the Summit California Edition exterior package, which features body-colour lower body trim, mirror housings and door handles.

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Also included in the package, are satin carbon painted 20-inch alloy wheels. FCA Australia is yet to confirm local specification.

Expect the new Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum model to arrive in Australia in March, priced below $100,000.




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