Jeep is currently working on the next generation of the popular SUV – the Grand Cherokee. This is the flagship SUV produced by this company and we expect to see some major changes both when it comes to the design and under the skin as well. One of those changes that needs to be mentioned in the addition of Level 2+ self-driving technology that will improve user experience significantly.
This is just one of the novelties, but what else is there? Keep reading to find out everything about the new Grand Cherokee.
Jeep will offer several engines to the buyers. In fact, those who opt for this one will be able to choose from 5 powertrains. One of these is a 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both RWD and AWD configurations will be offered with fuel consumption of 19/26 and 18/25 mpg city/highway respectively.
The second engine is a 5.7-liter V8 good for 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The AWD is the only option here, but you can always choose a smaller 3.6-liter V6 mill that cranks out 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will make use of a 6.4-liter V8 rated at 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, whereas the last unit is a 6.2-liter V8 with the complete output of 707 ponies and 645 lb-ft of torque.
At this point, we are not sure whether the Grand Cherokee will be offered with a plug-in hybrid. Some sources state that the electrified version will be offered, but until Jeep voices, we will leave this model optional.
Alfa Romeo Stevlio Platform
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to use the platform that can be found underneath the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. He said: “It started originally off the Alfa architecture, which has now been modified and extended to reach both a two-row and a three-row Grand Cherokee.”
According to the head of FCA, the work for the platform has been concluded. That is a huge step in the creation of this model, meaning that we could see it in the market sooner rather than later.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior Design
When it comes to the exterior appearance, the Grand Cherokee will combine traditional muscular look people are used to with modern features. Several trim levels will be launched including the base model, the SRT and the Trackhawk.
Not much will be changed in the cabin except some new equipment and minor modifications. A standard two-row seating configuration will be kept and up to five passengers will be able to enjoy the ride. Higher quality materials are to be used and there’s reel wood on the doors, dash and steering wheel.
Meanwhile, the drivers and the passengers will have access to a 7.0-inch touchscreen whereas the upper models will receive an 8.4-inch touchscreen. In the trunk, with all the seats upright, the new-generation vehicle will have 36.3 cubic feet but folding down then second row of seats increases that space to 68.3 cubic feet.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with handsome features inside. Some of these include an AM/FM/CD audio system, parking sensors, 17-inch alloys and power locks to name a few. In the meantime, the Limited version adds equipment such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, ventilated front seats, Alpine sound systems and so much more.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 20200 Pricing and Release Date
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to arrive by 2020. Currently, the price is unknown, but the ongoing model sells for $32,000 and we expect a little boost. The new-generation might start at $35,000 due to new technology and platform changes.