The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to get a complete overhaul and it looks like we are about to see some very interesting novelties. The famous SUV rides since 1992, when it came as a successor of another legend, Grand Wagoneer. During these 26 years, we have seen four generations of it. The current one is on the market since 2011, which indicates that a new model is about to come in the near future. Not only that the current generation features a 7-year old styling, but the bigger problem with the current model is deeper. It rides on an outdated platform that derives from the older-generation Mercedes-Benz ML series and definitely doesn’t offer some spectacular driving characteristics. This is the area where we expect to see most improvements and it looks like FCA prepares something big.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee redesign will definitely bring a lot of novelties. Among them, a new platform will be the most significant. It looks like we are about to see a Grand Cherokee with Italian pedigree. The new generation of this legend will ride on Giorgio platform, according to the latest reports. If you are not familiar with this name, it is the same architecture that underprints new Stelvio, as well as the Giulia sedan. The main characteristics of these two models are spectacular handling, agility and overall driving characteristic, which in practice means a significant improvement of the bulky Americal mid-size SUV.
Of course, this would mean a lot of work for FCA engineers. Both Stelvio and Giulia are compact cars, while the Grand Cherokee is a mid-size crossover. Therefore, a bit of a stretching will be required. Count on a significantly longer wheelbase and overall dimensions, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see the new generation smaller than before, especially if we consider that the legendary Wagoneer is also coming back. All in all, we will have to wait for the first 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee spy shots to make a final judgment.
Could 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee keep the same platform after all?
A new architecture from Italy guarantees significant improvements in all aspects but brings potential troubles for engineers as well. One of them is the engine issue. This platform is designed for small and efficient four- and six-cylinder engines and we doubt that the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to drop eight cylinders that easily. Therefore, many believe that the new generation will keep the same platform, of course with significant reworking. However, we are closer to the first scenario. Still, this would also require a bit of a work under the hood, in order to accommodate large V8 engines.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Styling
Here we are with another mysterious aspect of the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As you may presume, a new platform would require a bit of a work on aerodynamics as well. Therefore, we expect to see a different overall shape than before. In practice, this would mean sleeker profile than before and maybe even a little bit of a sloping roof. Still, we are pretty sure that the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee styling will stick to the company’s famous design language, of course with significant improvements. The new model will keep the familiar design approach at the front, with famous multiple vertical bars on the grille. Still, the new layout will probably bring more angular approach and much sharper lines in areas like grille, headlights, bumpers etc.
Again, a lot of room for speculations. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior should come with significant upgrades, especially in terms of styling. Count on a completely new dashboard layout, with nicer materials and lots of new, higher-grade materials. We could even see a bit of an inspiration from the new Wrangler. Of course, count on all those goodies in terms of tech features, including the company’s newest, very user-friendly infotainment system.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
We don’t expect a bigger surprise in this aspect. Despite it will probably get a new, far more advanced architecture, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee definitely won’t renounce its V8 roots. Therefore, count on same units that power the current generation. Of course, with upgrades in aspects of power, economy, and overall efficiency. Base models should feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6, while some reports also suggest a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four. Still, the real deal starts with eight cylinders. The current model comes with both 5.7- and 6.4-liter units in the offer. Latest reports suggest that the new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come in Hellcat version as well, with mighty 707-hp 6.2-liter V8 that currently powers Trackhawk model.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee release date will be scheduled for the next year or in 2020. In any case, we don’t expect to see significant changes in price compared to the current model. This would mean around 32.000 dollars for the base model.