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Here comes the 2019 Grand Cherokee WL

by David Zatz on

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee WL

Could these two sketches be our first look at the upcoming 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL)? There is a good chance of it. These images were obtained from a reliable source, after being shown off during an open house last year at the Chrysler Tech Center.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee WL

Building off the 2017-to-present WK2 appearance, you will notice the headlights will have a similar shape and appearance. The signature lighting looks to very similar to the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, pulling those two vehicles closer together styling wise. If it is like the 2019 Jeep Cherokee design, you can expect to see the “switchback” signature lighting, where the lighting goes from a white LED look to an amber LED look when the turn signal is activated.

Rear tail lights look to be following recent Jeep threads as well. Long and narrow lenses would bring this design closer to the shots of the proposed 2020 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer that has similar long and narrow lighting across the rear.

The body lines look more muscular from the sides with even a more chiseled look than the current WK2 body styling. One cue that has been on Jeeps recently, is in this design. The new D-pillar “shark fin” design that has made an appearance on Renegade and the Compass looks to make itself at home in this design as well.

This design also calls for a front and rear seat skylight sunroof similar to the current WK2 models. Front bumper design looks to be a more aggressive take on the WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit bumper as well.

With the Grand Cherokee (WL) at least partly based on the on the Giorgio architecture, we can only guess that the more chiseled look of the body will push the wheels further out to the corners, giving it more of a wider track — which will mean better handling on road.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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