The new Grand Cherokee is built on a new architecture that Jeeps claims was “mission-specific” for the model. It will be offered in two different wheelbases and lengths. The standard five-seat Grand Cherokee will be 4910mm long, compared with 5204mm for the three-row Grand Cherokee L that was launched in the US earlier this year.
The styling is an evolution from previous models, including a revised seven-slot grille. There’s a lower roofline and numerous other design features – including active grille-shutters, air curtains and redesigned rear pillars – to boost aerodynamic efficiency.
Inside, the SUV gains the fastest version of the Stellantis Uconnect infotainment system with up to three 10.1in digital displays (including one dedicated to the front passenger), a 10in head-up display, a wireless smartphone charging pad and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
As well as the 4xe PHEV, the Grand Cherokee will be offered in the US with a 293bhp 3.6-litre petrol V6 and a 357bhp 5.7-litre petrol V8, both driven through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
While Jeep hasn’t given any details of UK specifications yet, emissions regulations make it unlikely that the V8 will be offered here. It’s likely that Jeep will focus on the 4xe for the European market.