Jeep is set to get a number of three-row SUVs in the next few years, and the Grand Cherokee three-row seen here looks like it’ll be ready to join the truck-based Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
This model will likely be similar to the current Durango in size and compete head-on with models such as the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. It's unclear how off-road capability will be compromised by a longer rear overhang, but it’s expected that at least one variant will be “Trail Rated.”
The new three-row will get the new platform being designed for Jeep that’s based on the Giorgio platform used on Alfa Romeo models. It’s set to receive both the current model’s 3.6L Pentastar V6 that will likely be updated and a new 3.0L inline six that will be turbocharged and also receive a mild hybrid system, effectively replacing the 5.7L Hemi V8. A plug-in hybrid and turbodiesel models are expected to follow given they're confirmed for the Grand Cherokee.
Expect to see the Jeep Grand Cherokee three-row sometime in 2021.
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