Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed that it will definitely hit the market as a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee model, it has been announced that the arrival of the new Grand Cherokee will be a Jeep’s first huge step into autonomous driving and self-driving vehicles. This model will belong to a Level 2 which has been compared to Tesla’s Autopilot. Therefore, it seems that this iconic SUV is definitely worth waiting.
- level 2 self-driving technology, a brand-new platform,
- more than one engine choice.
- the top trim levels will be fuel-thirsty and expensive.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it seems that at this point it matters the least since the upcoming SUV will rule the market due to some other innovative features, such as previously mentioned autonomous driving. However, those true fans have been quite impatient to see what their favorite off-roader will look like. The new Grand Cherokee will keep that traditional rugged look and recognizable off-road styling, also seen on its cousin the Wrangler. On the other hand, this model should also get some distinctive updates that will happen in both front and rear fascia. According to the information we have got, the upcoming Cherokee should also ride on a brand-new platform known as the Alfa Romeo G (Giorgio) platform seen on models such as Stelvio and Giulia. Of course, the architecture will have to be modified due to Cherokee’s large dimensions. The company will also reduce the weight of this SUV and that way improve its fuel-economy, acceleration and overall performance.
Lots of changes and updates should also be expected inside the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Namely, this popular SUV should provide quite spacious and comfortable interior able to accommodate up to seven passengers in its three-row seating configuration. When it comes to technology, the driver can expect an upgraded U Connect infotainment system and more than one size of a touch-screen you can choose from. But, the fans have probably been the most interested in that self-driving mode that will use a wide range of sensors, cameras and radars in order to help the driver steer, brake and accelerate without their input. The level 2 means that the driver’s presence will still be necessary. We hope for more information soon.
Although it still hasn’t been officially confirmed, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee will definitely offer more than one engine choice under its hood. The first possible option, found in the base model, could come with a 3.6-liter V6 that should be more powerful than the six-cylinder found in the Honda Pilot. The other choice includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that hits 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The top trim levels will be equipped with either a 5.7-liter or a 6.2-liter V8 and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
At the moment, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to hit the market as a 2020 model, but its arrival could actually be delayed until 2021 or 2022. Its price range has been estimated at $32,000 – $65,000, but we will let you know as soon as we get more information.
Competitors: Dodge Durango, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda CR-V, Acura MDX, Buick Envision.