The current generation of the famous SUV has been around for some time and all we can hear or read in these days are stories about the redesign. It looks like the new generation of this legend is about to come sooner than most of us would expect. Considering that the current model is present since 2011, a completely new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee seems a bit optimistic. Still, numerous reports suggest such scenario.
Moreover, few unnamed sources claimed that the 2019 Grand Cherokee will come redesigned. “In one way or another” – they said. What this means exactly, we can’t be 100% sure. Still, it has been speculated that the new generation would either keep the current platform or borrow the architecture of Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which also sounds very possible. In any, case, we will have to wait for a few months until some official statement comes.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee – new body, old platform
This is the most probable solution at the moment. The current generation is present since 2011 and that is definitely not too much time. When it comes to mechanics, this crossover is still pretty competitive. With further modifications on the chassis, we could see one highly-capable crossover, which will be able to provide plenty of, comfort and performances. In this case, we will see a completely new sheet metal.
The overall proportions shouldn’t be changed a lot, but the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee would get a completely new appearance, far more attractive compared to current model. It will follow the brand’s newest design language, but also feature several unique details which will make it quite distinctive. After all, this is a flagship model of the brand.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
Another possibility is to see the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign based on the Fiat’s new Giorgio architecture. This platform is in use for the Alfa Romeo’s new crossover Stelvio. If we look at these two models, there is a lot in common. After all, both models are mid-size crossovers. With the new platform, Grand Cherokee will benefit in many ways. First of all, we will see some significant weight saving. The overall approach to designing will be more sporty-oriented.
Compared to the outgoing generation, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee would be far more athletic. Less weight, better aerodynamics, and modern suspension would provide far better performances. Still, this platform would require several modifications. This especially refers to the powertrain, because the new generation needs to stay capable to accommodate large V8 engines, for potential hi-performance versions.
How Many Seats will 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee have?
Most likely, the new generation of the famous crossover will continue with two rows of seats in the base version, while the third row will be optional. So, the new 2019 Cherokee interior will be able to accommodate up to 7 passengers.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
Despite the redesign, the new model will most likely continue with the same engines in the offer. The current model comes with several options under the hood.
The base model comes with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine, which is good for about 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Still, an optional 5.7-liter V8 is a much better choice, since it delivers around 360 horses and 390 pound-feet of torque.
Also, there is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine, which is good for about 240 horsepower.
Finally, there are two hi-performance variants. The first one is called 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and features a 6.4-liter engine with around 475 horsepower.
The second one is 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will probably be the most powerful crossover around, with amazing 707 horses. Most likely, all of these engines will carry on for the next year, though we should see revisions on some of them.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date
If we can rely on rumors, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date is scheduled for the next year.