Jeep delayed the introduction of the new generation Grand Cherokee after initially planning to present it at the Detroit Auto Show before the event was canceled. The brand still intends to make its debut this year, but the exact schedule is not yet clear. The development team also does a fantastic job of keeping the new model safe. This rendering of Kolesa remove some of the camouflage to know what to expect.
The general appearance of the new Grand Cherokee does not change too much. The most obvious modifications are found at the front, where the grille is straighter and has larger openings that go further under the headlights. The lamps have sharper edges to make them more angular. The lower fascia is similar to some variants of the existing model by having a pair of tow hooks with mesh between them.
The profile style does not change much. The folds that run through the body are a little more distinct.
Kolesa also makes the rear of the new Grand Cherokee. The design resembles the current model. There are new taillights that match the revised headlights with a sharper shape. The cutouts in the bumper incorporate trapezoidal outlets like some versions of the current model.
Jeep has done a very good job of keeping the details of the new Grand Cherokee out of public view. The best information so far indicates that the model runs on a version of the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform which is also found under the Stelvio and the Giulia. Customers would seem to be able to choose between two- and three-row interior layouts. It’s safe to expect a standard all-wheel drive, and higher trim levels would have parts to make the all-terrain easier, such as lock differentials.
The powertrain is still a mystery. Rumors suggest that a 2.0-liter hybrid four-cylinder would be the base engine. There would also be a Pentastar V6 with the eTorque light hybrid technology.