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Jeep Altitude models debut in spring

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler will feature Altitude trims for 2014, joining the Patriot and Compass. The special editions will arrive in showrooms this spring.

The Altitude came to be through a contest Jeep held two years ago around the time of the Houston Auto Show. A production-intent concept Grand Cherokee was introduced and fans voted on the name, Altitude.

The Cherokee Altitude will be offered in the usual configurations: front- and four-wheel drive, 2.4-liter four or a 3.2-liter V6. The six makes 271 hp. The Altitude package tacks on black grille surrounds, roof rails, appliqu

By Jake Lingeman