What’s Common Between Jeep Grand Cherokee and Tornado?

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A 2-Row Jeep Grand Cherokee should join its 3-row counterpart by the end of 2021. It is coming with a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged engine codenamed ‘Tornado’.

SEMA has reported about it. The Tornado engine under the hood of the shorter Grand Cherokee is a rumor so far, not a confirmed fact.

It will operate as part of the 48-vold mild-hybrid system, and in pair with an all-new 8-speed ZF transmission. They say this engine will be as potent as the existing 5.7-liter V8.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 5-seater has a different front fascia and a rear-window styling than the longer Grand Cherokee L, but similar interior equipment.

A 4xe plug-in hybrid version should arrive too, with the same powertrain with a total output of 375 hp/470 lb-ft that the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has got (2L turbo 4 cyl., 2 electric motors).

While the three-row Grand Cherokee L has already gone into production at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack plant in Detroit, the two-row variant will be manufactured at Jeep’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant. Expect its deliveries to begin this fall.

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