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by Matt Campbell

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum has arrived in Australia, priced from $78,000 plus on-road costs.

The new luxury flagship model in the Jeep Grand Cherokee range features a host of “sophisticated exterior styling” highlights, not to mention “premium equipment levels” according to the US off-road specialist brand, which is pitching it as an alternative to luxury German offerings.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum_2

The new Summit Platinum model is distinguishable from the outside thanks to its platinum chrome highlights on the grille, foglight bezels, lower bumpers and sills, boot-edge protector and badges, while there are body-coloured highlights on the lower trim, mirror caps and door handles. It also gets 20-inch aluminium wheels finished platinum chrome.

Inside sees further changes, including an Active Noise Cancellation system developed by Harman Kardon. It can reduce in-cabin noise by a huge 10 decibels, and is claimed to increase “music clarity” with tunes pumped through a 19-speaker audio system (including a 12-channel amplifier and three subwoofers).

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Other cockpit enhancements include illuminated “Summit” door-sill protectors, and Berber carpet trim for the boot floor mat. The Summit Platinum also has acoustic front and rear windscreens as well as acoustic rear door glass.

Under the bonnet is the familiar 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 engine (with 184kW and 570Nm) paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Jeep’s SelecTerrain multi-mode off-road system.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum_4

CarAdvice sampled the Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum in the US earlier this year, putting all the luxury additions to the test. Watch the video above or click here for more.




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