Jeep Grand Cherokee 3-row spotted testing
An offroad Durango in the making?
A new generation of Jeep is fast arriving. A new era of luxurious-emphasis and practicality; a new era where Jeep's "halo car" will be the Grand Wagoneer. And as we wait for the Grand Wagoneer to go from concept to production, Jeep has offered us this little sneak-peak as to what's to come.
The new Grand Cherokee has been making headlines lately, having recently been debuted. And as the time for the new Grand Cherokee to hit the dealerships decreases, the more we learn about it. I guess now is where I should mention that we have spy shots of the new Grand Cherokee 3-row thanks to DriveTribe's awesome photographers.
So then, what do the spy shots tell us? Well, firstly, we get our first sense of the size of the new 3-row Grand Cherokee. It's in the same ballpark as the Dodge Durango, which make sense given that the new Jeep will be competing with likes of the Dodge Durango, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer.
Given that the Grand Cherokee is indeed a 3-row SUV, the rear has gotten fatter and longer, which isn't necessarily great for offroading. Nonetheless, it is expected that the new Grand Cherokee will get a "Trail Rated" variant.
Here's what we know for sure. The new three-row is sitting on the Giorgio platform which is used on Alfa Romeo models. Engines will range from the notorious Pentastar V6 and a new 3.0-liter inline six which is set to be turbocharged and offer a mild hybrid system. The bad news is that the new 3.0 inline six is set to replace the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. In other words, no more V8s in the Grand Cherokee for the moment.
Expected to come later for the new Grand Cherokee are turbodiesel engines and plug-in hybrid options. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 3-row is expected to hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2021.