Jeep brand has just introduced the launch of the new limited-edition series of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, 2012 Jeep Compass Altitude and 2012 Jeep Patriot Altitude.

In January, Jeep introduced a distinctive, "blacked-out" production-intent concept Grand Cherokee. With this introduction, the brand decided to leave an important part to the customers themselves. They had to give a name to the model. With more than 100,000 entries from enthusiasts, what emerged as a name was "Altitude".

Both three new models will be at dealerships in beginning of May.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude limited edition combines a variety of exterior design changes, which result in a unique model with an aggressive chrome and "blacked-out" look.

The vehicle's grille surround appears in black gloss, and mesh grille texture in platinum chrome. The front-end appearance is completed by a platinum chrome lower fascia appliqué.

In addition the "blacked-out" theme throughout the vehicle's exterior is continued by a black headlamp bezels and a black liftgate light bar. The SUV sits on 20-inch tires which surround black-gloss aluminum wheels.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Furthermore the interior of this model features standard leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 9-speaker 506-watt amp sound system with subwoofer, iPod/MP3 connectivity, Parkview™ rear back-up camera, ParkSense® rear-park assist system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, Chrysler Group's Uconnect hands-free communications system.

Additionally, over 50 advanced safety and security features are also included.

The model is available in several different colours: Deep Cherry Red, Brilliant Black, Mineral Gray, Bright Silver Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic and Stone White.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude has a starting price of $35,595 for 4x2 models and $37,595 for 4x4 models.

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2012 Jeep Compass Altitude is one of the two newly developed limited edition models. It is a continuation of the "from-the-factory" customized look first seen in the Grand Cherokee concept.

What is typical about it is that it has a distinctive black gloss finish which surrounds Compass' trademark seven-slot Jeep grille and headlamps.

The same style continues with black roof rails and a black step pad. In addition the 2012 Jeep Compass Altitude rides on the outstanding 18-inch black gloss aluminum wheels wearing Firestone BSW all-season performance tires.

2012 Jeep Compass Altitude

To go further into details this model is available in three drivetrain configurations (including available Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II Off-Road packages).

Additionally, in it's interior it features power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, remote start, continuously variable automatic transaxle, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and includes numerous safety and security features, such as electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), and side-curtain air bags that cover all rows.

What is more here is that the Compass Altitude will be offered in several body colors: Deep Cherry Red, Black, Mineral Gray and Bright White.

2012 Jeep Compass Altitude comes with a starting price of $22,190 for 4x2 models and $23,940 for 4x4 models.

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Next, the last limited edition model carrying the name Altitude is the 2012 Jeep Patriot Altitude. Of course, as the previous two versions, it continues the "blacked-out" theme.

However, it includes even more chrome and polished steel than its Compass sibling.

2012 Jeep Patriot Altitude

What is specific here is that it rides on 17-inch high-gloss black aluminum wheels and Firestone BSW all-season touring tires.

The 2012 Jeep Patriot Altitude boasts a bright chrome lower fascia and rear step pad appliques, and bright polished steel roof rails.

Here as well, the Patriot Altitude edition is available in three drivetrain configurations (including available Freedom Drive I and Freedom Drive II Off-Road packages). In the interior package if this SUV are included: power heated exterior mirrors and heated seats, power windows (driver one-touch) and locks, continuously variable automatic transaxle, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

Additionally, it includes a wide range of safety and security features: electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Hill-start Assist (with manual transmission), and side-curtain air bags that cover all rows.

The model will be available in versatile color themes: Deep Cherry Red, Black, Mineral Gray and Bright White.

2012 Jeep Patriot Altitude's starting price is $20,240 for 4x2 models and $23,275 for 4x4 models.

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Source: Jeep