The next-gen 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee model is confirmed and it will consist of many changes. According to the latest information, the new model will come with an extended wheelbase that will make room for the manufacturer to add more seats. Exactly, there will be plenty of space available in three rows. The same configuration will also get the new 2021 Jeep Cherokee.
Also, from the same sources, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV will keep almost the same engine line. However, we can expect more outputs with this year model and better fuel efficiency.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Provide More Space And A Comfortable Interior
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in two versions. The traditional five-seat and the three-row version that can accommodate seven passengers. However, we must add that two-row Grand Cherokee model will be available six months after the release of the model with three rows – as per the official news. Furthermore, with the extended wheelbase, we can expect more space and a comfortable interior. Also, there will be some reconstruction in the cabin and the new model will get the most techs available at the moment of release.
From the latest report, the Fiat Chrysler is going to use inactive Mack Avenue Engine Plant II that is located in the Detroit for production of the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee model. At the past, this plant has been used for making engine parts and it is lying on the 650,000 square feet (60,000 m2).
Under the Hood
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee model as we already said will keep the same engine configuration. The base one SUV will be definitely 3.6-liter V6 engine that will get some output boost. From the information that we got, this engine will be much stronger and it will provide more HP than the predecessor. The current engine gives an output of 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the two V8 engines for sure remaining and we must wait to see what will be happened to the 3.0-liter V6 diesel one. However, the exact outputs of the V8 engines are right now not available to the public.
The current Grand Cherokee SRT model comes with the 6.4-liter V8 engine under the hood that is able to deliver 475 horsepower, while the performance model Grand Cherokee Track hawk offers 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with an amazing output of 707 HP. This model is one of the quicker on the market, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3,5 sec.
With the new model released, we can expect some modifications with the V8 engines. However, one is sure that the V6 engine will keep the same rear-wheel drive (2WD) as the standard and 4-wheel drive (4WD) as the optional system. The V8 models are expected to be all 4WD.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
The release date of the new generation will happen sometime in the year 2020. However, the price of the new 2021 Jeep Cherokee is early to predict. However, if we look at the changes that provide this model and adds extended wheelbase, the price under the $35,000 is acceptable. The models like Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Toyota 4Runner will be main rivals to this SUV.