The current generation of the legendary SUV is definitely a great vehicle. However, it won’t get any younger and engineers from Jeep are perfectly aware of this fact. Therefore, they already started to work on the next generation. Allegedly, it will come sometime in the next year, as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
It looks like the company prepares a lot of novelties and that the new model will be a significant departure from the current model. It will be lighter, more agile, more efficient and more refined if we can rely on the latest reports. Does this mean it will lose its famous character? Time will tell.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
- Completely redesigned
- Powerful engines
- Great driving dynamics
- Small cargo volume
- Could become more expensive
Most experts agree that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will bring more changes than you would expect from a usual redesign. It looks like the new model is about to get some Italian blood. Allegedly, the new model will ride on Alfa Romeo’s familiar Giorgio architecture. This platform already underprints the Stelvio crossover, which is notably smaller than the current Grand Cherokee. Does it mean the next generation will be smaller? Probably not.
We expect to see a vehicle of a similar size, though with significantly improved aerodynamics and overall driving characteristics. The new model will be notably lighter, so count on better efficiency as well. Finally, we should see a completely new styling. The overall shape might be a little bit different, but we definitely won’t see a big departure from the company’s current design language.
On the other side, the corporal counterpart, Dodge Durango will probably go in a completely opposite direction. The two models currently share the platform, but the new Durango is about to
This is definitely something we can’t speculate too much about at this moment. The new model is still far away from us, so we can’t talk about the details. However, we could speculate about some of the most basic design characteristics. For example, we have no doubt that the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will carry on with two rows of seats, despite many expect to see at least an optional third row.
Typically for Jeep models, the overall interior quality should be very good, full of hi-end materials and with plenty of styles. Additionally, we count on tons of tech goodies. Some reports even suggest semi-autonomous driving systems in the offer. Also, we hope the company will manage to improve cargo capacity, which currently can’t compare with competitors like Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Turning Circle||37.1 ft.|
|Gross weight||6500 lbs.|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Power/torque||295 hp @ 6400 rpm; 260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm|
|EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy)||18/25 mpg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||24.6 gal.|
|Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy)||442.8/615.0 mi.|
|Weight / Capacities|
|Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place||36.3 cu.ft.|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||7200 lbs.|
|PRICE RANGE: $34,645 – $41,195 starting msrp, $37,000 – $45,000 dealers|
|Competitors: Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Subaru Outback|
For most lovers of this SUV, this is probably the most intriguing part of the upcoming redesign. The current model comes with a plethora of large and powerful engines and we are not sure if Giorgio is able to accommodate such engines. Most likely, Jeep will make some modification on it and offer at least some of the current engines. Base models will probably stick to Alfa’s efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, while the Quadrifoglio doesn’t seem very likely at the moment.
Instead, hi-performance models will probably come with eight cylinders, though we can’t presume the exact engine at the moment. In any case, we have no doubt that Jeep engineers will try to come up with something that is as crazy as the current Trackhawk, which features a monstrous 6.2-liter V8 with 707 horsepower.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
Although a soon 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign seems like a certain thing, we are still waiting to hear something more from the officials. Therefore, we won’t speculate about details but suggest arrival in a year or two. Same goes for the price. The current model starts at around $32,000.
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