While the Wrangler is the first thing that comes to mind with the Jeep brand, it’s actually Grand Cherokee that has been the company’s most important model in the last 25 years. Simply, this is the best all-rounder in the lineup, which combines performances and luxury, off and on-road performances, lots of features with reasonable price etc. The current generation has been around for about 8 years and it seems like it’s the right time for changes. Therefore, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign is something that has been talked about a lot in the last few years.
At this point, the officials are still sticking to the most basic design characteristics, when it comes to announcements. However, the amount of insider information is pretty big, so there is a lot to talk about the new SUV. It looks like it will be more spacious than before, but also more agile and fun to drive. We expect to see 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee reveal in the next year.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
This redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties, which is no wonder, considering that the current generation has been around since 2012. For the upcoming overhaul, the company has prepared a new platform. This time, the mid-size crossover will ride on Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform, the same one that underprints Stelvio. If we look at Stelvio’s super-sharp handling, it’s no wonder why expectations in terms of 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee performances are pretty big. The new model will be lighter than before and it will come with a completely new setup, which will provide sharper handling and far better driving experience than before. At the same time, the new model is expected to grow in size and become more practical.
Of course, the styling will take a big part in the upcoming redesign. New aesthetics will make this SUV even more appealing, though we are pretty sure that the company won’t risk and that there won’t be radical changes. While Jeep had some interesting experiments in recent years, with models like Cherokee, we have no doubt that this model is about to stick with proven design solutions.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee spy photos still show nothing more than a camouflaged test mule, so it’s hard to talk in detail, Still, we may presume that the new model will come evolutionary changes. The overall shape will remain pretty much much the same, while the front end will certainly come with well-known vertical bars. On the other side, we count on a little bit sharper lighting groups, bumpers and other parts that will make the new model look contemporary.
Big changes are coming on the inside as well. As we’ve mentioned, the new model will get bigger, which promises more space on the inside. Still, we have to say that the current model, with nearly 115 inches in wheelbase, is already big enough for the third row of seats. So far, there were just five-seat options in the offer, but that’s going to change. This version will remain for standard models, but the third row will be available as an option. With a longer wheelbase, we also count on more cargo space than before, despite that the current model is already pretty good in this aspect.
Of course, more room won’t be the only improvement with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior. We are about to see a completely new dashboard design, which should utilize higher-quality materials, better build quality and other improvements. Naturally, we will also see more tech and safety goodies in the offer.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
In terms of powertrain, we don’t expect surprises, but rather FCA’s well familiar units. Base models should carry on with a 3.6-liter V6 but equipped with a new eTorque mild hybrid system. Of course, the palette of HEMI V8 engines will be in the offer as well, including the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat, which will carry on with a 6.2-liter 700+ horsepower unit.
It’s no secret that FCA is working on a new turbo six-cylinder engine. Allegedly, this will be one of the first models to include the new powertrain in the offer. At this point, details are still a mystery but it looks like the new engine will come with multiple output variants, including the most powerful that puts around 525 horses.
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, it will be included in the offer, but probably outside North America only.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date, we expect that the new model will arrive sometime in the next year. Base models will go around 35.000 dollars. The competition is extremely tough in this segment but this SUV will mostly compete with models like Ford Explorer, Ford Edge etc.