This mid-size crossover has always been hugely important not just for Jeep for the whole FCA group as well. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign draws so much attention. The testing model has been spotted for the first time and despite the camouflage, it definitely has some things to show.
The new model is still in an early stage of development but it looks like the company already has the contour of a new vehicle. Moreover, some interior details leaked, though we still can’t confirm is this a new Grand Cherokee or not. Still, we know for sure that the new generation will come with a lot of novelties, starting from a new platform, which will provide much better driving characteristics than before.
Of course, new aesthetics are a certain thing, while a new engine lineup is expected as well. We believe that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign date will be scheduled for the second half of the next year.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
Without any doubt, this overhaul will bring a lot of interesting novelties. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 will ride on a new platform and it looks like it will come directly from Italy. For a while, we’ve been getting reports about how the next-generation model will ride on Giorgio platform, the same one that underprints Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia models. It looks this was true, but the new version of this architecture will undergo significant modifications. First of all, this model will be significantly bigger than the two Alfa Romeo models.
Moreover, it looks like the new model will come in two variants, with a stretched wheelbase version as well. This model will come standard with three rows and it will get pretty close to the full-size segment in terms of dimensions.
If you wonder how the new Grand Cherokee is going to look like, we will have to disappoint you. Although spied, the testing model has been covered with camouflage completely, so it is hard to talk about aesthetics at this point. Still, we believe that the new generation will stick to some design solution of the outgoing model and that we are about to see a familiar grille, with multiple vertical bars. The rest of the front face will be designed in a new manner. We count on narrower headlights, as well as on much sportier bumpers.
Also, the new model will get bigger. This is so typical these days, as every mid-size crossover tends to be more practical. This model will be no exception, and another interesting thing is that the new generation will come in two variants, in terms of wheelbase. The standard model will feature two rows of seats and will be codenamed WL74. The stretched, three-row version will be codenamed WL75.
Interestingly, we know more about the interior than exterior design, which is pretty unusual at this point. The reason lays in the fact that some photos about the new cabin leaked on Instagram. On them, we can see some of the key features of the next generation. As you may presume, we will see a lot of digitalization, so don’t be surprised by a virtual instrument cluster.
Of course, new touchscreens will come as well, while the same photo also shows a variety of interesting color schemes. Still, the most interesting thing we can see in this photo is that a traditional shifter is gone. Instead, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior will feature a premium-like rotary shift dial.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
As we already mentioned, the Giorgio platform will undergo serious modifications and this includes the powertrain department as well. Simply, this architecture needs to be modified in the way it can accommodate large-displacement V8 engines. We believe that familiar Hemi units will carry on. Of course, we also count on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat. When it comes to base versions, a 3.6-liter V6 will probably carry on. We also count on a new 2.0-liter turbo-four.
All engines should come equipped with FCA’s new eTorque mild-hybrid system. Also, we count on a plug-in hybrid version, equipped with a system similar to the one that powers Chrysler Pacifica. Finally, we expect that the diesel version will carry on as well.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign Release Date and Price
The new model is still in a testing phase but the latest reports are suggesting we could see its premiere quite soon. A prototype version could easily be presented already in Detroit, though we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter, In any case, we expect that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date will be scheduled for the third quarter of the next year. It is still early for some more precise price details, but we believe there won’t be bigger deviations compared to the current model, which starts at around 32.000 dollars.