Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has launched a Special Edition called ‘Blackhawk’ on the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUV’s in Australia. While the Blackhawk edition has been previously offered on the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee will receive the Special Edition treatment for the first time in Australia.
The Cherokee Blackhawk gets bigger 18 inch gloss black alloy wheels with an all new infotainment system that features an 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen and digital DAB radio. Interiors feature black highlights while the exterior sports gloss black badging, along with side sills, window surrounds and roof rails. The unique Jeep grille also gets the black treatment along with the badges on the door and tailgate.
The Cherokee Blackhawk is based on the Longitude trim and will feature the 3.6 Litre V6 Pentastar petrol engine producing 268 hp (200 kW) of power and 316 Nm (233 lb-ft) of torque. It is priced at 41,000 AUD ($ 30,258) excluding on road costs which is 2,000 AUD ($ 1,476) higher than the Longitude trim it is based on.
The Grand Cherokee will feature exclusive 20 inch alloy wheels in high gloss black and body coloured trim on the front fenders and side sills. The grille will also get the darkened treatment with the addition of chrome vents while the headlights feature gunmetal bezels and the fog lamp surrounds are finished in gloss black.
The rear lamps will sport the same black surrounds along with chrome dual exhausts. The rear step including the badging on the rear and side will feature high gloss black finish. The Grand Cherokee will also sport a Blackhawk emblem in the tail gate along with mouldings that replace the roof rails. The interiors feature Capri leather in a shade of black along with perforated suede and contrast stitching. The seats can be heated while the interiors feature silver accents and tinted sunscreen glass.
The Grand Cherokee Blackhawk will be offered with two engine options, a 3.6 Litre V6 petrol that produces 281 hp (210 kW) of power and 347 Nm (255 lb-ft) of torque and a 3.0 Litre Turbo V6 diesel that produces 246 hp (184 kW) of power and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque. The petrol Grand Cherokee Blackhawk is priced at 50,500 AUD ($ 37,269) for the petrol and 56,500 AUD ($ 41,697) not including on road costs.