Jeep has nice issues in retailer for large SUV lovers because the FCA-owned model is growing the truck-based Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in addition to the Grand Cherokee-based three-row SUV.
Our photographers caught a prototype of the latter in motion in the USA, revealing a really beneficiant floor clearance. Wanting on the images, it’s fairly apparent this three-row SUV prototype options air suspension, possible set within the highest “Off Street 2” place. In comparison with the present Grand Cherokee which has a most floor clearance of 10.eight inches (274 mm), this next-generation Grand Cherokee-based mannequin seems to journey even larger.
Bearing in mind the peak of the 265/50 R20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires’ sidewalls and the space from the tires’ edges to the middle of the 20-inch alloys, the bottom clearance might be between 12 and 13 inches (305-330 mm).
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Clearly, you must take that with a grain of salt given the empirical approach of figuring out the journey top. If correct, the brand new Grand Cherokee appears set to supply best-in-class floor clearance. For comparability, the 2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door with the Sasquatch package clears 11.5 inches (292 mm).
Measurement and floor clearance apart, the three-row SUV based mostly on the next-generation Grand Cherokee options packaging modifications resembling mounting the spare tire outdoors of the car, between the rerouted exhaust. This was carried out to be able to accommodate the fold-flat third-row seat. Wanting on the spare wheel’s packaging, it’s clear that efforts have been made to provide the massive Grand Cherokee the best-possible departure angle.
Little else is understood about Jeep’s three-row SUV however since it’s primarily a seven-seat 2022 Grand Cherokee, we will anticipate it to make use of a modified model of Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform. The engine lineup needs to be acquainted too and embrace the three.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engines. A plug-in hybrid variant may even be out there.
In all chance, the three-row Jeep SUV received’t carry the Grand Cherokee title, regardless of it being intently associated to the next-gen Grand Cherokee. In a 2019 interview, FCA CEO Mike Manley described the Grand Cherokee as an “icon” and suggested he’d be “crucified” if he applied the badge to a seven-seater.
The redesigned Grand Cherokee and its three-row variant will possible debut in early 2021 as 2022 fashions, with gross sales anticipated to start in late summer season or fall 2021.