Jeep will unveil the next-generation Grand Cherokee in 2020
It will spawn a bigger, three-row SUV
Feb 28th 2020
Jeep has started testing the next-generation Grand Cherokee, and it announced it will introduce the SUV before the end of 2020. The current-generation model is the oldest car in the company's lineup by a wide margin.
"I love the Grand Cherokee because it's survived so beautifully. It's getting on now, and we're about to replace it later this year," revealed Ralph Gilles, Fiat-Chrysler Automobile's head of design, in a live-streamed interview.
Gilles added he enjoyed helping create different variants of the Grand Cherokee, like the Hellcat-powered Trackhawk and the upmarket Overland, so it's reasonable to assume the next-generation model will again spawn several models planted all over the automotive spectrum. He didn't give away anything else about the SUV.
The prototypes Jeep is testing in and around Detroit are heavily camouflaged so it's difficult to tell how the Grand Cherokee has evolved. We can tell its overall proportions and dimensions haven't changed significantly, though it will spawn a three-row model that might wear a different name, and rumors claim it will ride on a brand-specific evolution of the Giorgio platform found under Alfa Romeo's Stelvio and Giulia. The Italian bones seemingly allowed engineers to carve out a more spacious interior by extending the Grand Cherokee's wheelbase.
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