And we think we know what it is.
Jeep recently announced that we have a date with the company on Tuesday, November 17 at noon, Eastern Seaboard Time. So what's happening on Tuesday? Well, the company hasn't told us much except that there will be a new Jeep revealed at the online event (viewable on Jeep's YouTube channel). Considering that we were promised a new Grand Cherokee before the end of 2020, it would make sense that this is the new model we're getting. We already have some details on the new Grand Cherokee and we've been given a pretty good idea of what it'll look like. With this online event coming next week, we'll finally be able to see the final production version.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee should elevate the status of the model considerably, as the current variant has been on the market for over a decade and needs aftermarket assistance to become truly luxurious by today's standards. While we're not expecting the new Grand Cherokee to be as luxurious as the Grand Wagoneer, we do expect it to be considerably better than what the current model is like. We also know that it will ride on an enlarged version of the platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which means there's a good chance that the new Jeep will be much better to drive than ever before.
Of course, all this speculation could be completely wrong, and the reveal next week could be for an altogether different vehicle - perhaps some secret new EV. However, this is unlikely and the fact that the Grand Cherokee is one of the brand's most popular offerings means that it would surely have been a priority for FCA this year. Whatever happens next week, the new Grand Cherokee will doubtless be just as successful as the last one, and as a Jeep product, it'll be brilliant off-road too. We're fantasizing about it's on-road prowess as well, since the idea of a Hellcat-powered Jeep with Stelvio-like handling would be fantastic. Fingers crossed.