Jeep Luxes Up Cherokee with New Overland Premium Trim

The premium Overland package is from now on available for the Cherokee as well

Debuting at the New England International Auto Show, the new 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland brings more premium features as standard, a more luxurious interior and a more polished exterior, all while retaining the Cherokee's off-road capability.

Available in Jeep dealerships across the United States from spring 2016, the new version is a direct response to consumer requests for a luxurious Cherokee. The Overland will sit at the top of the Cherokee's range, with a $34,695 starting price (excluding $995 destination).

2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland models stand out from lesser Cherokees thanks to unique styling tweaks such as new body-color fascias with a bright front grille and chin extension, body-color door cladding and wheel flares, and new 18-inch fully polished bright aluminum wheels. Cherokee Overland models also feature standard HID bi-xenon headlights and "Overland" badge on the liftgate.

Inside, Jeep has turned the Cherokee's cabin into a more appealing environment, thanks to premium enhancements including a leather-wrapped instrument panel, standard Nappa leather seats, and a new steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, bright door sill plates, and Berber floor mats.

Creature comforts include ventilated/heated front seats, power front driver and passenger seat with four-way power lumbar, standard memory driver's seat, and an Alpine Premium Audio system. There's also the Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Traffic, and Uconnect Access Advantage.

In addition to the Cherokee Limited, the Overland adds a series of standard equipment such as power liftgate, blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection, Parksense rear backup assist system and a premium insulation group.

The Cherokee Overland 4×4 model comes standard with 8.2 inches of ground clearance, as well as the Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 system, which includes a two-speed power transfer unit, low range, and a disconnecting rear axle. Jeep Active Drive II comes with the Selec-Terrain traction control system that offers four customized settings: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud.