Lately, we could hear the news about the next generation of the popular Grand Cherokee. And it seems that the automaker has confirmed the arrival of the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee which will bring upgrades in every segment.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee powertrain
The current model is available with five engine options and we assume that the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee might get these same units. However, some changes are very likely to happen, but we will know more after the carmaker’s official announcement. So, the first one is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which produces 295 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel drive model gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The AWD model is rated at 18/25 mpg.
The next is a 5.7-liter V-8 unit and it is able to make 350 horses and 390 lb-ft of torque. This one comes with AWD only and it is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. There is also a diesel model and it is a 3.0-liter V6. This engine can generate 240 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque.
Furthermore, the Grand Cherokee SRT model will be powered by a 6.4-liter V-8. It is able to make 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive system is standard and it gets 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Finally, the Trackhawk model will use a 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine which has the output of 707 horses and 645 lb-ft of torque. The AWD is the only option and it is rated at 11/17 mpg. All the engines will work with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, it is very possible that the new Grand Cherokee will also receive a plug-in hybrid engine but any further details are not yet available.
Design of exterior and interior
Unfortunately, not so much is known for the exterior design of the next generation 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, according to the latest rumors, the new Grand Cherokee could get a new platform and it might be the Alfa Romeo “Giorgio” architecture. This platform also underpins the current Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models. Therefore, the new Jeep could arrive with reduced weight this time which will affect general performances of the vehicle. Furthermore, we believe that the new model year will keep its muscular and attractive design, with familiar seven-slot grille and tall profile. However, some changes in styling are expected and we assume that it will get some minor but visible adjustments on both front and rear fascias.
As for the interior design of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the carmaker hasn’t revealed much also. But what we can say for sure is that the new Jeep should get an upgraded technology. So, this time the manufacturer will equip it with the Level 2 self-driving technology. And the new Cherokee will be able to steer, accelerate, and change lines on highway drives. As well, some claim that it will be offered with a three-row seating configuration.
Release date and price
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee should be presented sometime by the year 2020. The price is not yet available.