There has been a lot of talk about the next-generation 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in last few years. The current generation is present of about seven years and it seems like good time to make some changes and keep the model competitive. Still, there have been no official confirmation so far, so we must rely on rumors. According to them, there are two possibilities how the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee could look like. It could either keep the same, or come with a completely new architecture.
- Completely redesigned
- Wide palette of engines
- Strong V8 versions
- Three rows of seating
- Could keep the same platform
- High price tag for V8 models
The most interesting thing about the new generation of the famous crossover is platform. At the moment, we can hear two kinds of stories about the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Most experts suggest that the new generation could adopt the Giorgio platform from Alfa Romeo, the same one that undeprints the Stelvio, Alfa’s first crossover ever. In this case, the new model would benefit in so many ways. First of all, it will be significantly lighter. Also, count on much better aerodynamics. All these factors are crucial for the crossover’s driving characteristics and overall driving experience. The new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee would be much quicker in corners and much more fun to drive.
On the other side, several reports suggest that there won’t be changes of the platform. The new version would come with the same architecture, but modified in many ways. In both cases, expect a completely new styling.
The interior design is another aspect where we expect to see some significant changes. Although a mid-size crossover, the current Cherokee comes with only two rows of seating. The next generation should finally get a third one. Also, count of plenty of new tech features. Among all those connectivity features and other gadgetry, we should also see some self-driving systems as well. Most likely, it would be Level 2 systems, with upgrades in the future.
This has always been the strongest point of Grand Cherokee. Most likely, the new generation will continue with the same units in the offer. Base models will continue with a familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 unit, which could get a slight power boost for this occasion. Familiar V8 units will also carry on. If the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee come with the Giorgio platform, we will see some modifications on the architecture, in order to accommodate those large engines. Without any doubt, the new model should also continue with a hi-performance SRT version, as well as with an efficient six-cylinder diesel unit.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee should come sometime in the next year. Price will depends on the platform choice, but in both cases we don’t expect too much differences compared to the current model, which starts at $31,000.