As luxury vehicle manufacturers learn more and more on novel tech and features to move their vehicles, we’ve seen a surge in branded high-end audio systems. You’re probably familiar with a few of them at least: Mark Levinson and Lexus, Meridian and Land Rover, Naim and Bentley, Burmester with Mercedes and Porsche, and now, with the announcement of the very handsome 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee last week, we’re seeing McIntosh launch an automotive partnership once again.
Before its partnership with Jeep, McIntosh worked directly with Harley-Davidson, Subaru and Ford on branded audio systems; the latter is exclusive to the 2005-2006 Ford GT. It also offered very high-end aftermarket car audio systems for a while, and has been around as a company since 1949.
The system in the Jeep Grand