2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Wins "Best Interior" Award
Date 2011/4/13 7:31:32 | Topic: Grand Cherokee
(From a Chrylser press release)
Two of Chrysler Group LLC's most iconic and all-new vehicles, the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland Summit and 2011 Dodge Charger Rallye Plus, each won the prestigious Ward's "10 Best Interiors" award, affirming that the company's leadership in interior designs and quality execution are among the elite in the world.
"The progress Chrysler Group has made in all its new vehicle interiors is breathtaking," said Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief – Ward's AutoWorld. "The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Charger are especially striking because of their craftsmanship, high-quality surfaces and bold use of color."
The interior of the Overland Summit model elevates the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to new levels of indulgence and refinement for drivers seeking the ultimate personal driving statement in a premium sport-utility vehicle.
"The 2011 Ward's '10 Best Interiors' award helps prove that the new Grand Cherokee is truly a no-compromise Jeep," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "By combining this award-winning interior with the Jeep brand's legendary 4x4 capability, even the most discriminating customers can have it all."
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit emphasizes an unparalleled level of the authenticity of the Jeep brand, with attention to detail and hand-craftsmanship throughout. As the most luxurious Jeep in the lineup, the Overland Summit model features Black lower and New Saddle upper interior leather-wrapped trim on its door panels, center console and instrument panel with accent piping.
Surrounding passengers with the highest levels of craftsmanship and world-class materials, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit features unique Black Olive burl real wood trim on the instrument panel and doors, contrasts the two-tone leather-wrapped environment. Distinctive satin silver and chromed accents highlight the interior for a truly upscale look and feel.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit features an all-new two-gauge instrument cluster that is surrounded by satin silver and chrome, and features LED back-lighting, which makes it easier to read at night. A new three-spoke heated steering wheel with Black Olive burl wood accent features ergonomically located steering-wheel mounted control functions placed on the front and back of the spokes.
Attention to detail, including how controls and surfaces should feel were benchmarked against the world's best. The center stack neatly houses Jeep Grand Cherokee's climate controls, radio and an electronic switch bank. Even the HVAC outlet wheels have a sensual feeling. Located on the bottom of the center stack is a covered bin lined with a rubber mat that is illuminated when opened and perfect for tucking away a cellular phone or other hand-held devices. For a finished look and premium feel, the glovebox and the armrest upper-storage compartments features velvet-like surfacing that also helps to prevent unwanted noise from stored items.
Located next to the gear shifter are illuminated cup holders. The center console storage is capable of storing up to seven CDs or DVDs and houses a power outlet and iPod docking station. Additional storage may be found on doors that are equipped with map pockets which also include a designated space to store a water or soda bottle.
This Jeep Grand Cherokee model features an all-new seat design for maximum driver and passenger comfort. First-row seats feature molded shoulder corners, giving seats a robust look. Finished in New Saddle colored premium Nappa leather, the heated and ventilated front seats and 60/40-split-fold and reclining heated-rear seats feature perforated inserts, with accent colored piping and French-seamed stitching. Berber floor mats with Black and Chestnut accent binding finish off the distinctive interior.
Interior refinements and thoughtful details make the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit pleasing to its passenger. Aircraft-inspired LED lighting is placed within the interior cabin, map pockets, door grab handles and foot wells — perfect for driving or entering and exiting the vehicle at night. Several storage and convenience features have been designed into the rear cargo area including an available grated, protective floor accented with a durable and bright finish. The spare tire has a dedicated space underneath the cargo floor that also contains two removable bins ideal for storing beverages or muddy gear. Also new to the rear cargo area is a storage unit with a removable/rechargeable flashlight. New and improved grocery hooks are placed on each side of the rear cargo compartment.
The 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit edition available at a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $42,495 for 4x2 models, and $45,995 for 4x4 versions (plus $780 destination respectively).