October 12, 2017
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
The 2018 Jeep® Cherokee Latitude versed with an all-new Tech Connect Package enhances a owners tie with a introduction of a new Uconnect ability for Amazon Alexa. Alexa is Amazon’s voice use and is behind inclination such as a Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. Alexa provides a set of capabilities referred to as skills, that capacitate business to make voice-activated requests.
The Jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package responds to a crowd of voice commands around Alexa. The menu of commands can start a vehicle’s engine, close and clear doors, send navigation instructions to a vehicle, and check fuel and tire vigour levels.
“The introduction of Amazon Alexa to a Jeep Cherokee allows us to accommodate consumers’ augmenting enterprise for creation of information,” pronounced Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Jeep Cherokee’s new Tech Connect Package allows business to minimize a bland stresses of bustling lifestyles by providing them with a accumulation of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicles, while creation each expostulate unusually informative, interesting and unique.”
With a squeeze of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude versed with a new Tech Connect Package, consumers will accept an Amazon Echo Dot, a three-month subscription to a Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan – a on-demand full catalog streaming use with entrance to tens of millions of songs, thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations – and healthy denunciation voice controls around Alexa. Also enclosed is a three-month membership to Audible, a world’s largest seller and writer of digital spoken-word entertainment, with some-more than 375,000 audio programs from heading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, repository and journal publishers, and business information providers.
Jeep Cherokee Latitude models versed with a new Tech Connect Package reflect a neat and renowned coming with Diamond Black Crystal-painted reduce cladding and shimmer black finishes on a chin applique, top and reduce grille surround, roof rails and badging. In addition, 18-inch embellished aluminum wheels supplement a reward hold and highway presence.
Inside, Jeep Cherokee Latitude models versed with a Tech Connect Package accept a Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment core with 3G connectivity, back backup support and one-touch up/down front windows, and Premium Audio Group and a one-year Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscription.
In addition, commencement Nov. 1, consumers who squeeze any 2018 Jeep Cherokee with a Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment core can download a Alexa skills to their possess Echo device.
To trigger a Uconnect ability for Amazon Alexa, owners contingency register with Uconnect Access connected services, afterwards hunt for and capacitate a Uconnect ability in a skills store in a Alexa app. Once a customer’s Uconnect Access and Amazon accounts are linked, business can ask any Alexa device to open a Uconnect skill.
“Customers with an Alexa device in their home can simply ask Alexa to start their Jeep Cherokee, send directions to their navigation complement and more, before they even leave their house,” pronounced Ned Curic, Vice President Automotive during Amazon Alexa. “Voice is a large partial of a destiny since it can facilitate bland tasks like these and we are vehement that Jeep is bringing this turn of connectivity to customers.”
Arriving during play showrooms in November, a Jeep Cherokee Latitude with a new Tech Connect Package will be accessible for a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,190 for 4×2 models or $27,690 for 4×4 models, and $1,095 end charge.
Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, many importantly, focused on a road.
Each FCA car comes versed with a Uconnect complement that provides drivers with a operation of accessible communication, navigation, party facilities and connected services, including:
- Handsfree job or texting solutions that keep drivers productive, articulate and connected
- Entertainment and audio options that embody AM, FM, HD Radio or satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, CD Player, USB and AUX port
- Navigation options that assistance yield a stress-free invert with easy access to points of interest, well-designed maps and turn-by-turn directions that are promote over a vehicle’s audio system
An enclosed hearing of connected services also is accessible on scrupulously versed vehicles. These real-time services embody a monthly car health report, car health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, clear or start their vehicle, locate their car and more; 9-1-1 call and Assist Buttons on a rearview counterpart that will bond car owners to assistance during a pull of a button.
Vehicle owners can entrance and control their Uconnect system’s facilities and services by regulating voice approval technology, steering circle controls, touchscreens or normal knobs and buttons.
About Jeep Brand
Built on some-more than 75 years of mythological heritage, Jeep is a authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and flexibility for people who find unusual journeys. The Jeep code delivers an open invitation to live life to a fullest by charity a full line of vehicles that continue to yield owners with a clarity of certainty to hoop any tour with confidence.
The Jeep car lineup consists of a Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To accommodate consumer direct around a world, all Jeep models sole outward North America are accessible in both left and right-hand expostulate configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.
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