There were “fresh” details about the updated SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee

There were “fresh” details about the updated SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee

April 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

There is evidence that the mid-size SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021 model year will be built on a platform from the Italian Alfa Romeo, as well as receive a new diesel engine. The car will receive an increased wheelbase.

It is safe to say that the captured prototypes of the new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV have become slightly longer than the current version of the car (WK2 generation). By the way, the latter has been on the market for almost ten years. According to the report published today, April 9, by the foreign edition of Car and Driver, the fifth-generation mid-size SUV will be very different from the current Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 It is expected that the next Grand Cherokee will be built on the same Giorgio platform as the Italian crossover Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

 This would make sense, given that the automobile conglomerate definitely wants to share the costs of developing this platform by spending 1 billion euros on its development.

It is expected that the transition to a new architecture will increase the wheelbase of the SUV – in its current version, this figure is 2.91 meters. This, obviously, will lead to an increase in free space in the cabin and will allow the company to introduce a three-row version of the SUV. Being a “jeep” in the first place, an SUV will have real off-road capabilities.

 The novelty will be offered with an electrified 2.0-liter inline four, which will become the base engine. More expensive versions of the model will be equipped with the already familiar Pentastar V6 with eTorque function, and a plug-in hybrid power plant will be offered a little later. Interestingly, there is also the opportunity to see a diesel engine borrowed from the Ram 1500, where a 3.0-liter V6 develops 260 hp. (651 Nm).

 The new generation of the SUV should debut in 2020, but there is no exact date, the outbreak of coronavirus infection is to blame.