You may recall that Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Grand Cherokee concept in Houston, Texas, earlier this year, and asked customers to pick a name for the vehicle. The winning name was "Altitude", and so Jeep will build limited-run Altitude versions of the Grand Cherokee, 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," Jeep brand president Mike Manley.
Over 100,000 people voted to pick the model's name in an online contest. The top three entries were Altitude, Midnight, and Obsidian, from which Altitude was chosen as the favorite.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude looks very similar to the concept we saw in January; it wears black 20-inch wheels, the grille frame is painted gloss black, and the grille mesh is in lighter platinum chrome. The headlight housings and taillights also are dark tinted, completing the blacked-out look. Interior trim includes heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a nine-speaker sound system, a backup camera with parking sensors, and push-button start.
Despite the black theme, Jeep says the Grand Cherokee is available in gray, red, black, silver, or white. Pricing for two-wheeldrive models starts at $36,520 (including destination), while four-wheel drive versions are $38,520.
In addition to the Grand Cherokee, Jeep will also launch an Altitude version of the Compass. It follows much the same pattern, with unique 18-inch gloss-black wheels, a black grille surround, and black roof rails. Standard equipment includes heated mirrors and seats, remote start, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Jeep Compass is available in red, black, gray, or white. Pricing for the Altitude-edition Jeep starts at $23,070 with two-wheel drive, or $24,820 with four-wheel drive.
Finally, Jeep also will launch the Patriot Altitude, which comes with 17-inch gloss-black wheels, along with chrome front and rear fascia trim, and chrome roof rails. Interior equipment includes heated mirrors and seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Pricing for the Altitude-edition Jeep Patriot starts at $21,120 for two-wheel-drive models, and $24,155 for a four-wheel-drive Patriot.
The Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee, and Patriot Altitude models will reach showrooms this May.