It's about time for a major overhaul.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is old, but any vehicle that dates back to 2011 and still remains competitive is to be commended. Today's fourth-generation Grand Cherokee is scheduled to be discontinued in the coming months in order to make way for the completely redesigned fifth-gen model. Although we have yet to see any leaked photos, sources indicate the exterior styling will take many cues from the Grand Wagoneer Concept but will borrow underpinnings from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It'll still retain the ideal blend of off-road capabilities and on-road refinement.
These new 2022 Grand Cherokee renderings from Kolesa.ru are the most accurate to date, reflecting reports that indicate the SUV will be larger than ever.
One thing in particular to take note of is the extended rear overhang in order to make space for an optional third row of seats. This also means additional cargo space. The new front end design features narrower horizontal headlights with an LED strip above the grille connecting them both.
The roof is also painted black in contrast to the body color. Expect this to be an optional feature. There's also chrome surrounding the windows and integrated rear exhaust. Rear-wheel-drive is expected to be standard once again and several different all-wheel drive systems will continue to be available.
The interior will be significantly more luxurious with a standard 10-inch touchscreen and an optional 12-inch display. Connectivity systems like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot should also be standard fare.
Under the hood is where the most interesting changes are expected. For starters, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine will probably come standard and a 3.6-liter V6 with hybrid assist will be optional. Plug-in hybrid and diesel models also seem probable. A V8 is expected but it may not last for the SUV's entire lifetime. Jeep has not yet provided an official reveal date but we expect this to happen sometime in the first half of 2021 with production kicking off next summer.