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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has become a luxury

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The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has become a luxury

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Fifth-General Grand Cherokee published

EV PHEV version, plush touch load

Will arrive in Europe in 2022

Jeep has unveiled its latest Grand Cherokee SUV.  In addition to ensuring it is ready to deal with any terrain, the Jeep is taking the Grand Cherokee upmarket.  The brand has already unveiled the Grand Cherokee L, a three-tier SUV for the US market only.

It is another car of the brand that will benefit from the 4XE plug-in hybrid powertrain when it arrives in Europe in 2022.

It still looks like a jeep …

It may look somewhat from the outside, with its seven-slat grille arrangement and glossy details, but the interior takes a big leap forward.  Although the U.S. market benefited from the larger Jeep Wagner, CEO Christian Munier called the Grand Cherokee the brand’s ‘global flagship’.

Grand Cherokee Group

Posh wood and leather materials can be found, such as digital instruments and a large central display.  There’s also the ability to display a passenger (probably an option) and the Jeep says a fully understood standard of technology: adaptive cruise, blind spot monitoring, parking cameras and lane observation systems.  Jeep adds that Tech Light Night Vision, Parking Assist and the surrounding View Parking Aids are on the list of options.

The interior of the Grand Cherokee

Did you mention a plug-in hybrid?

One of the available powertrains, and it is expected to be made in Europe as well.  It’s under the 4XE banner, and it’s fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 17kWh battery pack and an e-motor engine and gearbox.  This means that the Grand Cherokee’s all-wheel drive system is fully mechanical, such as the Defender P400e.

Grand Cherokee 4xe plug

The Jeep says the powertrain produces a total of 55 bhp and 700 lb-ft, and it targets a 25-mile electric-only range.

 

For the North American market, a 3.6-liter V6 will be available with 290bhp and 257lb ft and a 5.7-liter V8 with a comparable Lux 357bhp and 390lb ft.

Can it still handle rough things?

All-wheel drive, understandable in three forms, standard: a single-speed active shift case that can remove all power on the front or rear axle (Quadra-Trac I), a low-range ratio (quadra-track II) per second and a Two-speed active transfer case and electronic limited-slip differential on the rear axle (quadrilateral-drive II).  Jeep further states that this is the first Grand Cherokee that can disconnect the drive from its front axle to improve fuel economy.

Grand Cherokee Offroad

There is a trailhawk version designed for the most difficult terrain.  The air suspension and quadra-drive II drivetrain system is standard, such as a disconnected front roll bar (such as the Wrangler Rubicon) for better understanding of the road, hardened steel skid plate, a fixed wheel and body kit.

When is it sold?

Zip says it will be sold in the United States by the end of 2021. For European and other markets, the Jeep will launch the new Grand Cherokee in 2022.

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