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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee spied in the wild

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee spied in the wild

We have spied the Grand Cherokee before but it was heavily disguised under a lot of camouflage. This time we see a lot less padding and a lot more Jeep.

As far as we know, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available with two or three rows of seating. The Jeep in the image above, looks to be the three row.

It’s a big SUV with a long chassis but doesn’t look as imposing as other SUVs we see on the road. That is a mark in its favour we think.

Grand Cherokee

We were supposed to see the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee this year but with everything that’s going on in the world, that was pushed back. The new model is expected to begin production spring 2021.

We can see much more of the new front end in this image. The horizontal light arrangement and Jeep grille are both in evidence but look to have been tweaked slightly. Those lights are topped with an LED light that you can see as the dark grey area.

At the rear, the taillights seem to have been slimmed down a little, making them much more modern looking.

Grand proportions

The one thing that does stand out about the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is its proportions. It’s a big SUV with a long wheelbase. While this is very likely the three row, it’s still a large three row.

There should be acres of interior space for passengers and cargo in this!

We don’t yet know if the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built on the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform or not. Either way, it’s clear to see the new Grand Cherokee is going to live up to its name with its grand proportions.

We also expect some luxury upgrades as well as size upgrades. It has been widely reported that the next Grand Cherokee will feature a new dashboard, digital instruments, larger touchscreen, rotary shifter and a general upgrade in materials and build quality.

The intent is to make a dent in the dominance of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Range Rover in the luxury SUV market so these upgrades are probably just the tip of the iceberg.

Lots to learn

As for engines, we still have to learn about those. We expect the ever-present Pentastar V6 to be the mainstay but perhaps we’ll see V8 versions too. The widely-anticipated 4xe version may also appear at some point but probably not at launch.

As for SRT and other performance models? Given how lucrative the performance SUV market is, we expect to see some kind of Hellcat or performance variant of the SUV after launch too.

With an official reveal expected in the spring and production to begin around the same time, we don’t have long to wait to learn more about this big Jeep!

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