We'll just have to wait a few more years to see the result.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the biggest stars in FCA’s entire global lineup, constantly proving itself to be a big money maker. However, the current generation Grand Cherokee has been around since 2011 and, despite a couple of facelifts, it’s showing some age. Fortunately, there’s no question a successor will arrive, and now we’re beginning to learn more. According to Automotive News, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne stated that the 2019 Grand Cherokee will ride on the same platform, internally called Giorgio, which underpins both the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.
We also recently found out the upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will ride on a body-on-frame chassis, so keeping the Grand Cherokee on a unibody platform isn’t a big deal. "The Grand Cherokee will need a new architecture," Marchionne stated, "and the most natural application of a further evolution of the (Giorgio) platform is the Grand Cherokee." FCA is currently finalizing the details, but Marchionne further added that "unless there is something that happens in the next 60 days to suggest that it’s not doable," then the Grand Cherokee-Alfa platform plan will go ahead.
At the moment, we don’t know anything regarding possible engines, but we highly suspect the diesel V6 and V8 option will continue because are proving to be strong sellers. Also remember, the Jeep and Ram brands are two of the biggest money makers for FCA in general these days. Point being, don’t mess too much with success.