Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited, S-Overland special editions announced

April 5, 2019

Jeep Australia is introducing two special editions for the long-toothed Grand Cherokee range, called the S-Limited and S-Overland. They join the showroom to help boost value and appeal for the iconic SUV.

The S-Limited comes with a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 that churns out 259kW and 520Nm, matched to an eight-speed auto with four-wheel drive. To help set the edition apart from the rest, Jeep has fit a set of 20-inch Granite Crystal aluminium wheels, as well as the Performance Sports Hood (bonnet) from the SRT, black trimmings, dual black chrome exhaust tips, and body-coloured wheel arches and door handles.

For the S-Overland, buyers receive the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine, which produces 184kW and 570Nm. This version also comes with 20-inch Granite Crystal wheels, but gets premium accent cladding for the bumper bars, darkened taillights, and Granite exterior highlights.

Both models offer a 3500kg towing capacity, and come with a comprehensive Uconnect touch-screen media interface for the dash. Going for the S-Overland also adds SRT sports seats, as well as a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system with a sub-woofer. There’s also black wood trimmings, while the S-Limited gets ‘liquid titanium’ trimmings. Speaking about the additions to the lineup, Guillaume Drelon, director, brand & product strategy, said:

“We’re thrilled to offer two new limited edition Jeep Grand Cherokees giving customers a choice of either a more premium, refined and fuel efficient option with the S-Overland 3.0L V6 Diesel or a high performance model with the S-Limited HEMI V8 Engine. Both provide a class leading 3,500kg towing capacity.”

Overall value is boosted thanks to the extra features, with the S-Limited adding over $9000 in features and only demanding a $4500 price hike over the base car. Meanwhile the S-Overland represents $15,000 worth of features for only $8500 more than the equivalent base car. Just 100 examples of the S-Limited are up for grabs, and 120 examples of the S-Overland. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs), and further below for the highlight features.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited: $71,450
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Overland: $82,950

S-Limited

  • 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine

Exterior

  • 20-inch Granite Crystal aluminium wheels
  • Performance sports hood (from Grand Cherokee SRT)
  • Premium accent claddings (upscale lower cladding front & rear bumpers, fender flares and side lower cladding)
  • Granite Crystal / black grille accented 7-slot Jeep grille
  • Dark lens taillamps
  • Premium LED fog lamps
  • Dual black chrome trapezoidal exhaust tip
  • Gloss black roof rails
  • Gloss black day light opening mouldings
  • Gloss Black mirror caps
  • Granite Crystal fascia and appliques
  • Granite Crystal exterior accents
  • Granite Crystal rear fascia decorative spears
  • Granite Crystal exterior badges
  • Body Colour wheel arches
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour side sills.
  • Silver ‘S’ Badge

Interior

  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • “Heritage” leather trimmed seats from 25th Anniversary Edition.
  • Liquid Titanium Accents

S-Overland

Exterior

  • 20-inch Granite Crystal aluminium wheels
  • Premium accent claddings (upscale lower cladding front & rear Bumpers, fender flares and side lower cladding)
  • Granite Crystal / black grille accented 7-slot Jeep grille
  • Dark lens taillamps 
  • Premium LED fog lamps
  • Dark headlamp bezel finish
  • Dark day light opening mouldings
  • Dual black chrome trapezoidal exhaust tip
  • Black roof moulding
  • Granite accents body colour fascias
  • Granite Crystal exterior badging
  • Granite Crystal exterior accents
  • Body colour door handles and sill extension
  • “S” badge

Interior

  • SRT seats with black Nappa leather and black axis perforated suede inserts.
  • Suede door bolsters
  • 19 speaker Harmon Kardon system – 825-Watt amplifier, subwoofer
  • Black wood spears (I/P & Doors)
  • Bright pedals

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.