Shooting for the stars, Jeep’s rebooted, range-topping Grand Cherokee Summit boasts an updated look inside and out for 2017.

It’s part of an updated Grand Cherokee range that’s on show this week at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

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A new front fascia with revised chrome grille detailing and LED fog lamps sets the Summit apart from lower trim levels. Additionally, the Grand Cherokee Summit’s 20-inch polished aluminum wheels have been redesigned for the new year.

The changes continue to the interior, where the Grand Cherokee Summit gains Laguna leather trim in a choice of four color schemes including a new Indigo/Ski Gray combination.

Three other colors—Black, Brown, and Dark Sienna Brown—are available, as are eight exterior paint shades.

 As before, the Summit comes loaded with high-grade features like a suede headliner, door sill lights, an acoustic windshield, Active Noise Cancelation, Berber floor mats, and a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon audio system with a trio of subwoofers.

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Mechanically, the Grand Cherokee Summit remains unchanged. A 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard, while the options chart includes 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 and 5.7-liter gasoline V-8 options. All powertrains are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Jeep hasn’t priced the new Grand Cherokee Summit, which lives up to its name at the top of the brand’s lineup, but it has indicated that the new model will hit dealer showrooms by the end of this summer.

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