Jeep blacks out the Grand Cherokee
Jeep is the latest carmaker to jump aboard the black is the new chrome train.
In recent times, Ford and Holden have blacked out their utes, Harley-Davidson has gone that way with some models and even Skoda has joined in with black exterior detailing on its Superb Sportline sedan.
Now Jeep has unveiled the Blackhawk Grand Cherokee with a black grille and window surrounds, black polished 20 inch alloy wheels and colour matched lower body panels while inside it boasts black Capri leather with perforated suede trim inserts.
Jeep calls it stealth mode and claims it is "primed for long range covert missions" with its standard 3-litre V6 Turbo Diesel engine which punches out 184 kW and 550 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.3 l/100 km on the combined fuel test. It is tow-rated up to 3.5 tonnes.
No surprise that vehicle colours include black and on black, but it is also available now from New Zealand dealers in Granite Grey, Velvet Red, Billet Silver and White, with the black trim of course.
Recommended retail price is $81,990 plus on road costs.