This is the ’22 Jeep Grand Cherokee caught testing out West.
The Grand Cherokee will get a complete redesign, inheriting a new platform derived from Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio underpinnings. Naturally, it will be significantly beefed up for a Jeep, but it allows for more technological advancements than the current WK2 Grand Cherokee that was designed in the DaimlerChrysler days. Included in the upgrades will be a 48-volt electrical system to power a new inline six-cylinder engine with mild hybrid assist that’s part of a new engine family from FCA. It’s expected that this engine might supplant the 5.7L Hemi V8, although a V8 is all but certain to continue to power high-performance versions of the Grand Cherokee. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 will continue, although benefit from direct injection. A plug-in hybrid variant is expected sometime after 2021.
Inside, the Grand Cherokee gets what looks like the 10.1-in. Uconnect touchscreen and appears to utilize high-end materials with premium-looking wood and leather.
The Grand Cherokee is expected to be shown later this year.
Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde