The Jeep Grand Cherokee will undergo a complete overhaul this year, for sure. When? Well, this is the information we are still waiting for right now. It was supposed to happen at the Detroit Motor Show this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic and the three-month production delay that followed, that plan was abandoned.
As we anticipate the revelation of the fifth generation GC, Jeep puts its prototype back on the road for further testing – and it was spotted by the public, of course, with the images sent to TFLnow on YouTube (video integrated above).
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Grand Cherokee prototype in the testing phase. As such, there has been a lot of information about the mid-size outdoor SUV.
One of the main updates that we will see in the Grand Cherokee 2021 would be its platform. She will share her foundations with her FCA colleagues, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia, both using the Giorgio platform. The GC will also be much longer than the current wheelbase of 114.7 inches (2.91 meters), allowing Jeep to shoehorn a third row in this generation of SUVs.
Several engine options would be forthcoming. A 2.0-liter inline four will power the entry-level option, while the higher version gets the Pentastar V6 familiar with eTorque. A rechargeable hybrid powertrain is also on the drawing board, but it will arrive later.
Finally, a 3.0-liter V6 diesel would have appeared according to reports, which you can see in the Ram 1500. This oil burner makes 260 horsepower and 480 foot-pounds (651 Newton-meters).