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    All new Jeep Grand Cherokee to be based on Alfa Romeo platform

    by Monalisa Saha on Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

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    The Jeep SUV lovers are waiting for the arrival of the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. American SUV icon, Jeep is busy churning out the new avatars of several of its star offerings and the Grand Cherokee is also getting ready to receive its all new avatar in some time. Jeep’s Italian parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been betting big on the SUV brand in order to reap the benefits of the global SUV fever. The Italian auto major recently revealed some details on the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee model. Check out the details.

    The Chief Executive Officer at FCA, Sergio Marchionne recently revealed to the media that the upcoming all new Jeep Grand Cherokee model will be based on the same platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV and the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. While Marchionne did not divulge any details on the timeline of the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee’s official debut in the market, but he did mention that the company has already started work on the new platform. Thus, the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee can be expected to make its world premiere sometime in 2019. We do expect FCA to flaunt the new-gen model of the Grand Cherokee at a famous European auto show.

    While offering the details on the development, Sergio Marchionne said that it had started originally on the Alfa architecture, which the company has now modified as well as extended in order to cater to the requirements of both a two-row as well as a three-row Grand Cherokee model. Moreover, the platform has also been adapted to cater to the requirements of and reflect the qualities of Jeep SUVs.

    The next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will obviously be a complete overhaul and will get considerable external cosmetic updates, updated interior and added new features. It will also be boasting of a new engine option as well. However, the details on all these changes and updates are really scarce at the moment, and we’ll have to wait for these details for a while.

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    Nevertheless, what is known at the moment is that the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the first model from the house of Jeep that will offer Level-2 of autonomous driving abilities. Moreover, FCA has also already announced that all the Jeep models will be offering Level-3 autonomous driving technology by the end of 2021.

    Jeep recently introduced the Grand Cherokee facelift model at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. The 2018 refreshed Jeep grand Cherokee has been endowed with a refreshed styling and a whole host of new interesting features and also a new diesel motor, making it a comprehensive facelift. The new Grand Cherokee facelift is offered in 5 trim models, namely - Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland and the top if the range Trail Rated Trailhawk variant. The updated new Grand Cherokee gets powered by a new 2.0 litre direct injection inline 4 cylinder diesel engine.


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