The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to arrive till the end of 2020 as a 2021 model. What do we know about it now?
Jeep has been testing the next-generation Grand Cherokee. The second series of photos of a test vehicle with less disguise than before is available now to the Internet viewers. Spy photographers caught it on the roads in Michigan.
The information about the forthcoming model is still scarce and gives space to guesswork.
We’ve picked up five known facts
Firstly, we can definitely say that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be larger than the outgoing one (pictured above). The prototype still uses an independent rear suspension. It has a longer wheelbase and rear overhang, so expect a roomier interior and more cargo space.
While the exterior is evolutionary, the interior will probably get more dramatic changes like to date tech, comfort and driver assistance features. The Ram 1500’s 12.0-inch touchscreen presence is possible.
Thirdly, the Grand Cherokee will be a 5-seater. A 3-row crossover built on the same platform will sit above it in the range.
Fourthly, the next Grand Cherokee lineup will likely be all-hybrid, based on an eTorque hybrid system, with such engine choices as a turbo 2.0-liter inline-4 as standard, a new Pentastar V6 and a Hemi V8.
A plug-in-hybrid modification will follow later on.
Fifthly, Fiat Chrysler is rumored to develop a new potent inline-six turbo engine to debut in the Wagoneer and possibly appear in the range-topping version of the 2021 Grand Cherokee.