JEEP has added the limited-run Upland to its Grand Cherokee range, with the new model priced from $61,450.
The Upland is based on the lower-spec Laredo model but receives exclusive equipment typically found in the higher-spec Limited, Trailhawk and Overland models, including an 8.4-inch touchscreen.
While the vehicle’s powertrain and underpinnings remain unchanged, the Upland receives unique ‘Desert Sky’ blue accents both inside the cabin and around the exterior badges. Blue stitching on the centre armrest console, the steering wheel and on the side door armrest marries up with the blue accents inside the cabin.
The Upland also gets 20-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear All-Terrains, and gloss black finishes on the roof rails, daylight opening molding, side-mirror caps, fog and tail lamp surrounds, lower front applique and 4x4 badge.
The Grand Cherokee Upland utilises the 184kW/570Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 that runs through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the same powertrain found in the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk and Overland models. As is the case across the range, the Upland has a towing capacity of 3500kg.
For on- and off-road work, Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II 4x4 system is paired with a two-speed transfer case.
The exclusive run is limited to just 44 units, with the Upland now available in Jeep dealerships.