A leaked document has revealed some juicy details about the next-generation Grand Cherokee’s interior.
While Jeep models like the Wrangler have been updated for a new generation, we're still waiting for the all-new Grand Cherokee to arrive. The 2019 model added new standard safety tech and a new Limited X model, but the Grand Cherokee hasn't had a major redesign since 2011.
The next-generation three-row Grand Cherokee isn't expected to debut until 2020 and go on sale as a 2021 model. We'll have to wait and see if the exterior gets any major changes, but an allegedly leaked document posted by Instagram user thejeep_guy claims the new Grand Cherokee will have a radically revamped cabin.
According to the document, the next-gen Grand Cherokee's cabin will be more technologically advanced, with a new 10.5-inch instrument digital gauge cluster and a 10.1-inch screen for the infotainment system, while the existing 8.4- and 7.0-inch versions will carry over. Elsewhere, the current model's shift lever has been removed and replaced with a gear-selector knob. Other new features will reportedly include new massaging seats, an overhead console, window switches, new outside door remote handles, and a new key fob.
The next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will be built at FCA's new Detroit plant alongside a new three-row SUV that could revive the Grand Wagoneer nameplate. It will also share the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
According to WLJeeps.org, production of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will commence in Spring 2021, while new powertrain options will include a 2.0-liter turbo unit and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, with both units featuring an eTorque mild hybrid system. A plug-in hybrid variant is also in the cards, while the 3.6-liter V6 is expected to carry over. In the current Grand Cherokee, this unit produces 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.