At the Houston Auto Show, Jeep has introduced the new special edition ‘Altitude’ models of the 2014 Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Wrangler. The models will arrive in Jeep dealerships come spring and will feature unique ‘blacked-out’ exteriors. The name Altitude comes from a one of the Jeep fans who participated in a contest to name a Grand Cherokee concept showcased at the 2012 Houston Motor Show. Starting with the 2014 Cherokee Altitude, the car is based on the standard Cherokee and available with either 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine or the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, in 4×4 or 4×2 configurations.

The 2.4 liter heart delivers up to 31 mpg which is appreciably good, and the Pentastar unit produces 271 hp and can tow up to 4500 lbs. Since it is an Altitude edition, a number of bodily features have been added such as a black daylight opening (DLO), roof rails,