The next generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee will see the light of the day soon. Since the model was completely revamped two years ago, we believe that this time the changes will be fairly limited. The current generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the market in 2010, receiving major update in 2015. The Grand Cherokee is now gearing up for the next round, with it’s new model – 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle was finally spied undergoing testing and from what we’ve seen, we concluded that it would bring several new features. Expect to see revised front fascia with newly designed grille, bumpers, and lights, the new look of the cabin, and updated powertrains.
Exterior of new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee represents a mid-size SUV which is very popular among customers due to its powerful engine options, modern and well-designed cabin, and bold exterior. This model year, it surely won’t bring any radical changes. The only thing the carmaker has changed is that the vehicle will be made out of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The weight loss will enhance crucial features such as fuel economy, speed, and performance. On its front end, you will notice a new, wider-spaced grille slats. The new unit will be darker. You might not notice at the very first sight, but the newcomer will incorporate a newly designed bumper along with restyled fog lights. Both headlights and taillights will incorporate LED technology. Expect newly designed wheels and new color options to be offered.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
The newcomer comes closer to have it all: advanced technological features, premium interior, amazing off-road capability, and powerful engine options. It is now right time to find out what it hides in its refreshed cabin. When you step inside of the cabin, you will see a contemporary interior design. The well-designed cabin of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee accommodates up to five fully grown passengers offering them ample of space for comfortable and outstanding driving feel. The surfaces are covered in soft-touch and high-end leather materials. As you already know, the cabin of the newcomer is equipped with bunch of technological features. The entry-trim levels get dual-zone climate control, an audio system with 6 speakers, heated leather seats, upgraded infotainment system, cruise control, air bags, and others.
2017 Grand Cherokee Engine
Engine-wise, expect to see updated versions of the current engines. So the current, 290-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is anticipated to offer more power. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 will also be offered, but of course, with additional power output. It delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque in the current generation. There are some rumors that we will be offered a SRT performance model, but the carmaker hasn’t published anything yet. All engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Release date of 2016 Cherokee Grand Jeep
In the first quarter of 2016, the carmaker celebrates its 75th anniversary and we are pretty sure that the revamped version of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will go on sale in this period. More official details are yet to be announced.