2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Tech Connect Package Debuts Amazon Alexa


The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude is gaining a range of exciting features for the new model year. Perhaps most exciting are the updates coming to the vehicle's Tech Connect Package. Starting in 2018, the all-new Tech Connect Package is equipped with new features for the Uconnect system, offering compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Alexa is the voice service from Amazon, and it is the system that is most associated with the Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot. Alexa has many capabilities, which are referred to as skills, and the newest addition comes in the form of a Uconnect skill that allows customers to make voice-activated requests. Learn more about this outstanding new service below!



Uconnect Skill for Amazon Alexa

If customers purchase the new Tech Connect Package with their new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, they will receive an Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa. The new Uconnect skill for Alexa allows owners to speak to their Alexa device, and issue commands to turn the engine on or off, lock and unlock the doors, send directions to navigation-equipped Cherokees, and even monitor the vehicle's vitals like tire pressure and fuel levels.


Not only does the Uconnect skill for Alexa offer many convenient features, but you also receive amazing entertainment subscriptions. These are wonderful features for commuters and are certain to make every drive more enjoyable. Purchasing the Tech Connect Package with the Echo Dot grants customers a free three-month subscription to the excellent Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan which provides access to millions of songs. A three-month membership to Audible, which is the top audiobook producer on the market, is also standard.


Do you already own a 2018 Jeep Cherokee? If so, starting November 1st, any customer who has purchased a 2018 Jeep Cherokee with the Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment center will be able to download the Alexa Uconnect skill to their own Echo device. It is incredibly easy to activate the Uconnect skill for Amazon Alexa, all you must do is link your Amazon and Uconnect Access accounts.



More About the Tech Connect Package

The Cherokee Latitude models that are equipped with a Tech Connect package not only feature the latest in innovation, but they also boast an amazingly refined style both inside and out. The Cherokee Latitude has a variety of stunning Diamond Black Crystal painted features, along with gloss-black finishes on the upper/lower grille surround, chin applique, badging, and roof rails. The 18-inch wheels are a painted aluminum, further maximizing the eye-catching refinement of the Cherokee. The interior of the Cherokee Latitude boasts the Uconnect 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, which now has 3G connectivity. It also has a rear backup assist system, a one-year SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription, and the Premium Audio Group.


The amazing new 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude is sure to offer something for everyone. With the new Uconnect skill for Amazon, Jeep is providing even more ways to stay connected, focused, and entertained during the daily drive. If you are curious to learn more about the innovative technology found in the Jeep lineup, contact us today at East Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

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