Jeep has launched a new limited edition of the Grand Cherokee Down Under, called the Upland. Already available at dealers, it is based on the Laredo grade and has an MSRP of AUD $61,450 (USD $42,163), excluding on-road costs.
The SUV is limited to 44 units and each one comes in a choice of two exterior colors, Bright White or Diamond Black. Other highlights include exclusive black 20-inch wheels with a five-spoke design shod in Goodyear All-Terrain Wrangler tires, glossy black trim and Blue Desert Sky accents on the Jeep and Grand Cherokee badge surrounds.
The interior of the Grand Cherokee Upland Edition has been dolled up with Desert Sky Blue accent stitching on the steering wheel, side door armrests and center armrest. Standard equipment includes the 8.4-inch Uconnect navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Path Detection, while a single-pane sunroof is an AUD $2,450 (USD $1,681) option.
Powering Jeep’s limited edition SUV is a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel that churns out 286 HP (290 PS) and 347 Nm (256 lb-ft) of torque that’s directed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Cherokee Upland also features a two-speed transfer case with high and low range, and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 kg (7,716 lbs).