2019 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Night Eagle announced

June 4, 2019

Jeep Australia is launching a couple of special editions for the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, called the Night Eagle. They both receive a range of special features and added value.

For the Cherokee Night Eagle there’s a set of 18-inch black alloy wheels, black window and fog light surrounds, black roof rails, and matt black Cherokee badges on the front doors. There’s also black Jeep badging on the front and back, and a Night Eagle badge on the tailgate.

More black stuff is added to interior, including for the gear shifter housing, door trims, and black seat stitching. Being based on the Longitude, a Uconnect 8.4-inch touch-screen media interface sits on the dash, packed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

It’s a similar story with the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle. Jeep has fit some bespoke 20-inch black alloy wheels, with black treatment for the seven-slot grille at the front, black fog light and taillight housings, and more black for the roof rails and window surrounds. You can check out the full list of special features at the bottom of the story.

Speaking about the special editions, Guillaume Drelon, director of brand and product strategy at Jeep Australia, said:

“Based off the most affordable AWD variants of both nameplates, the Night Eagle Special Editions provide not only a stunning and trendy look but also a very high content value to the customer which has in fact been improved further from their previous respective versions.”

Speaking of value, the Cherokee Night Eagle adds over $6400 worth of kit for only $3200 above the equivalent retail price of the standard version. The Grand Cherokee Night Eagle adds $10,400 of kit for only $5500 extra. Prices start from $45,150 for the Cherokee Night Eagle and from $58,450 for the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle (excluding on-roads).

Jeep does need to do something for the SUVs to help push some sales, as both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee aren’t really showing any dominance in their respective classes.

Cherokee sales so far this year (through April) have topped just 168 units (down 8.7 per cent YTD), giving it just 0.3 per cent market share in the otherwise popular mid-size class. The Grand Cherokee has reported 877 sales (down 37.5 per cent YTD), giving it 2.5 per cent market share in its segment.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle:

Exterior

  • Night Eagle exclusive 20-inch split 5-spoke black alloy wheels with “Jeep” centre caps
  • Black 7-slot Jeep grille; black surrounds with silver mesh inserts
  • Body colour lower front fascia with black inserts
  • Body colour lower rear fascia, wheel arch flares and side sill cladding
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Single bright exhaust tip (3.6L) / dual bright exhaust tips (3.0D), black side window surrounds
  • Black rear tail lamp bezels
  • Black front fog lamp bezels
  • Black rear step pad
  • Black ‘Grand Cherokee’ front door and ‘4×4’ rear liftgate badging
  • Black ‘Jeep’ badging; front bonnet and rear liftgate badge
  • Night Eagle badge replaces Laredo badge on rear liftgate
  • Black roof mouldings replace roof rails

Interior

  • Black Capri leather seat upholstery with perforated suede inserts and black accent stitching

Technologies & Features

  • UConnect 8.4 Navigation with Apple Car Play/Android Auto
  • Single-pane sunroof

Jeep Cherokee Night Eagle:

Exterior

  • Night Eagle exclusive 18-inch black alloy wheels with “Jeep” centre caps
  • Gloss-black 7-slot Jeep grille surrounds.
  • Black side window surrounds (DLOs)
  • Gloss black fog lamp surrounds
  • Gloss black lower front fascia chin insert
  • Gloss black roof rails
  • Matte black ‘Cherokee’ front door badging with gloss black surround
  • Gloss black ‘4×4’ rear liftgate badging
  • Gloss black ‘Jeep’ badging; front bonnet and rear liftgate badge
  • Night Eagle badge replaces Longitude badge on rear liftgate

Interior

Technologies & Features

  • Piano black steering wheel bezel
  • Piano black shift knob bezel
  • Piano black A/C bezel
  • Piano black door applique
  • Black console lid accent stitching
  • Black seat accent stitching
  • UConnect 8.4 Navigation with Apple Car Play/Android Auto
  • “Longitude Technology Package” including
    • Adaptive cruise Control with Stop & Go
    • Side distance warning
    • Parallel & perpendicular park & unpark assist with Stop & Go

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.