But only in three flavors, for now...
Back in April, we saw our first glimpse of the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In the time since, we've seen the new three-row Grand Cherokee L, but the regular two-row model has had its production delayed and some models that were already produced had to be sent straight to the crusher following serious flooding that destroyed 25 vehicles. We haven't heard much on the new Grand Cherokee since the flood a couple of months ago, but new reports have revealed that Jeep has now opened dealer orders for the new SUV ahead of its official public debut. According to the reports, three variants of the 2022 Grand Cherokee (WL74) are available for the US thus far.
The first is the Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 (WLJP7422E). This comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and the Lux Tech package. This includes front and rear parking sensors with cross-traffic assist and a surround-view camera. It also includes a rear camera washer, memory for the steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, and keyless entry. Other enhancements include ventilation in the front row, rear window sunshades, a digital rearview mirror, and wireless charging. The Entertainment Group adds a 10-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment display with navigation and nine speakers, and the whole vehicle is rounded out by a dual-pane sunroof.
The next available model is the most luxurious version, called the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4x4 (WLJT7425U) with its 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Here, the Lux Tech Group adds a wireless charger and rear window sunshades while the Advance ProTech package adds a head-up display, night vision with pedestrian and animal detection, and a digital rearview mirror.
The same features are added to the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe (WLXT7427U), but with the addition of a passenger screen. This is a hybrid model, first teased last month, but we are yet to discover exactly what setup this vehicle will employ for its powertrain. Our best guess is that the Wrangler 4xe will lend its 2.0-liter turbo-four combined with an electric motor. In the hybrid Wrangler, this combination develops 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, but it is possible that there will be a slight power hike for its application in the bigger and heavier Grand Cherokee. We'll report back with more info once we get it.