Laredo X and Altitude X join the show.
Jeep has announced two new packages for the Grand Cherokee lineup that helps to add some more options to the much-loved SUV range. Mopar Insiders reports that Laredo X and Altitude X trims will now join the lineup, adding some features that will be appreciated. This is on par with what the brand has done with the Grand Cherokee in the past, although these packages seem slightly leaner than past ones.
The Grand Cherokee is always a perennial favorite among the SUV crowd thanks to its rugged good looks, optional off-road/high-performance capability, and the current generation's expanded seating options. All this translates to a car people want and are willing to pay for, and Stellantis knows it. No prices for these new trims have been released yet, but we assume they'll add a couple of thousand dollars on top of the packages they're based on.
Starting with the Laredo, the base model of the lineup starts at $42,830 for 2023. It's a well-liked model, thanks to many standard features like dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and lots of USB ports. Building on this, the new Laredo X package adds a single-pane sunroof to two and three-row models and 18-inch fully painted aluminum wheels on only the two-row model.
The Altitude trim then starts at $47,935 and is full of a lot more tech for the price, thanks to the inclusion of the Luxury Tech package, which is a $1,545 option on the Laredo trim. Along with gloss black accents that black the car, it's one of the more popular trims. So to add to it, the Altitude X package throws in a single-pane sunroof on all models. Short and sweet.
If it seems like both new trims are lacking in the equipment department, you wouldn't be wrong. The sunroof options go for about $1,500 all by themselves, making us really wonder how much more Jeep is going to charge for their inclusion in these packages. It's possible that more is to come, so we must ultimately save our judgment until the trims are fully unveiled.
The inclusion of these two new packages joins some restructuring Jeep has already done to the lineup, like axing the non-4xe Trailhawk model and restricting things like the 10.1-inch display to Limited and Overland models. This also follows the axing of the much beloved but very thirsty Hemi V8 from the lineup at the end of last year as the brand continues to commit to electrification even further.
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