The Summit trim level was already the pinnacle of the Grand Cherokee lineup, but Jeep felt it could be even better. So, at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the SUV builder released an updated version of the Summit with a new look and an updated cabin.
The new-look Summit starts out with an updated front apron that features revamped air inlets with new inserts. Just above the outer air inlet lay updated LED fog lights, while a more luxurious version of Jeep’s signature grille rounds out the front-end updates. Also new are revised 20-inch chrome-plated wheels.
Inside, the modifications to the Summit trim continue with new, full-wrap indigo-and-Ski Gray Laguna leather upholstery. In addition to the comfy leather wrapping, the interior of the Grand Cherokee Summit includes an acoustic windshield and active noise cancellation for a quite ride, Berber carpeting, and a 19-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system with 825 watts of power and three subwoofers.
The Summit trim also features a slew of tech bits that make your driving life safer and easier. These features include auto-folding mirrors, headlight washers, blind-spot detection, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise, lane-departure warning, and parallel and perpendicular parking assist—the latter two are all-new for the 2017 model year.
Jeep says the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit will hit showroom in late summer 2016, but it didn’t mention pricing.