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Updated February 6, 2017Contains speculation.
The next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is due soon, and we already have some idea of what we can expect. What’s more, the road map for the Grand Cherokee is unusually complete with a foreshadowing of the 2022 (or so) lineup.
Let’s start with the 2018 Grand Cherokee, which is largely similar to the current model. It will have enough re-engineering to get a new body code, but will retain the basic platform — think 2010 vs 2011 Charger. Quite a bit changed, but there were some constants.
The next-generation “PUG” Pentastar V6 may power the lower-level Grand Cherokees, and we may finally see a forced-induction V6 accompanying the Hemi V8, though we’re heard reports of delays there. In any case, we’re now told that the 5.7 Hemi V8 is still good through 2021; after that, it’s likely to disappear.
We don’t see many earth-shattering changes for the next generation. All the gadgets FCA has will be brought to bear, possibly adding 360° views from inside. LED lighting is almost certainly to be an option, or standard on higher-end models. Another UConnect generation is probable, and maybe the touch-screen will be enlarged again. A lighter body seems to be a given, unless safety changes outweigh Jeep’s efforts.
The SRT 392 is to get a name change — they will be Jeep-exclusive “Trackhawks,” and be “powered by SRT,” according to redriderbob. We might see a Hurricane Four to push mileage up and provide some backup to the diesel.
Moving on, here’s what we know about the next Grand Cherokee after that one, most likely to be launched around 2021-23:
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