The next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV will be available not only in a traditional five-seat version, but a modification with three rows of seats too.
Production of the new Grand Cherokee should start by the end of 2021.
Initially, Fiat Chrysler will launch only three-row versions. Two-row Grand Cherokee will be put on the conveyor after six months.
We still don’t know whether the five- and seven-seat Grand Cherokees have the same body length, or the three-row variant will have a longer rear overhang.
To produce the new Grand Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler is going to reconstruct an inactive Mack Avenue Engine Plant II into a car assembly factory. This is good news for Detroit residents.
As with other recent launches of FCA, the company can keep the current Grand Cherokee in production. Meanwhile, the manufacture and sales of the new model will be increasing.
This should smooth out any problem with the production process speeding up at the new factory, as well as temporarily provide a cheaper alternative to the new vehicle.