The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around since 1993 and has been a corner stone of the automaker. In fact, it has been one of the best selling cross-overs in America moving 210,000 units last year alone. However, the current model hasn’t since much in terms of design changes since 2011, it seems time has finally come for an upgrade.
Jeep, earlier this year, introduced the a new three row Grand Cherokee L. To accommodate the third seating row, the car obviously had to grow in length. In the coming days, the automaker plans to reveal an update to its standard two row Grand Cherokee, on September 29th. Luckily, via their Instagram account, a glimpse of the upcoming SUV was teased.
The short teaser video revealed the Grand Cherokee’s front end. It looks similar to the extended version mentioned earlier, though the lower grille opening looks a bit sportier. You also get sleek LED headlights. Based on the leaked images of the upcoming redesign, we noticed some differences are at the rear, where the greenhouse is much smaller while sporting a unique pillar design.
Under the hood, the two-row Grand Cherokee is expected to offer the same power trains as the three row version. That is, entry-level offerings will have the brand’s famous 3.6-liter V6 which produces 290 horsepower (216 kilowatts) and 257 pound-feet (348 Newton-meters) of torque. As usual, Jeep will reserve the 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which makes 357 hp (266 kW) and 390 lb-ft (528 Nm) of torque, for the Overland and Summit models. In addition, the new Cherokee will have a plug in hybrid version to keep up with the current trends.
More details about the Two Row Grand Cherokee will be announced in September 29th when the full debut is scheduled.