Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in black for 2015

Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk ext frontThe award-winning Jeep Cherokee has undergone the Blackhawk treatment for the first time, now offering Jeep’s popular style upgrades including larger 18-inch gloss black wheels, an upgraded 8.4-inch Uconnect system and blacked-out Jeep badging, window surrounds and seven-slot grille surround.

Jeep’s 2015 Grand Cherokee has also been given the Blackhawk look, offering incredible street presence with Blackhawk-exclusive 20-inch wheels and signature style updates both inside and out.

“Jeep customers love to personalise their vehicles, and the Blackhawk range offers some of the most popular options in one value-packed offering,” says FCA Australia President and CEO Pat Dougherty.

“This is the first time the Cherokee has been offered in Jeep’s signature Blackhawk style, and I’m pleased to say it looks absolutely fantastic,”

Based on the the already well-equipped Longitude trim level – and powered by Jeep’s award-winning 3.2-litre Pentastar V6 delivering 200kW and 316Nm – the Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk’s menacing appearance comes courtesy of its gloss black grille surrounds, roof rails, front fascia and badging, and a black daylight opening (DLO). Eighteen-inch (up from 17-inch on Longitude) gloss black painted aluminium wheels and a black interior complete the look. Inside, the Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk upgrades include an 8.4-inch (up from 5.0-inch on Longitude) Uconnect touchscreen with DAB+ digital radio.

Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk style upgrades include:

•             Blackhawk-exclusive gloss black painted 18-inch alloy wheels
•             Gloss black lower front fascia surround, lower front fascia applique
•             Gloss black upper rear fascia and lower rear fascia applique
•             Gloss black seven-slot Jeep grille surrounds
•             Gloss black roof rails
•             Gloss black side window surrounds
•             Gloss black side sill cladding
•             Gloss black ‘Jeep’ badging; front bonnet and rear liftgate badge
•             Gloss black ‘Cherokee’ front door and ‘4×4’ rear liftgate badging
•             Blackhawk boot badge

The Grand Cherokee Blackhawk is also back for 2015, again offering significant style upgrades for customers who love the blacked-out look.

Based on the Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4, the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk is offered with either a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 that generates 210kW and 347Nm, or a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that generates 184kW and 550Nm.

The Grand Cherokee Blackhawk makes its street presence felt with Blackhawk-exclusive 20-inch (up from 18-inch on Laredo) high gloss black alloy wheels with body colour fascias, wheel arch flares and side sills. Jeep’s iconic seven-slot grille is also wrapped in a gloss black surround. Platinum chrome vents up front and dual exhaust tips at the rear complete the aggressive chrome-and-black look. Inside, the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk’s offers black Capri leather and perforated suede seats

The Grand Cherokee Blackhawk’s key style upgrades include:

•             Blackhawk-exclusive 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black and finished with black centre caps
•             Body colour lower front fascia with gloss black applique
•             Body colour seven-slot Jeep grille with gloss black surrounds and platinum chrome vents
•             Body colour lower rear fascia, wheel arch flares and side sill cladding
•             Deep tint sunscreen glass
•             Dual bright exhaust tips
•             Gunmetal front headlamp bezels
•             Gloss black front fog lamp bezels
•             Gloss black rear tail lamp bezels
•             Gloss black rear step pad
•             Black roof mouldings replace roof rails
•             Gloss black ‘Grand Cherokee’ front door and ‘4×4’ rear liftgate badging
•             Gloss black ‘Jeep’ badging; front bonnet and rear liftgate badge
•             Blackhawk boot badge
•             Black Capri leather seat upholstery with perforated suede inserts and black accent stitching and Heated front seats
•             Silver anodized interior paint finishes

Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk

Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Blackhawk are available in limited numbers at Jeep dealerships across Australia. The Cherokee Blackhawk is available from $41,000 (MSRP). The Grand Cherokee Blackhawk is available from $50,500 (MSRP) for the petrol variant and $56,500 (MSRP) for the diesel variant.

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