When the information about the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee was released, along with knowing the fact that the Jeep is set for major upgrades, we heard that it will be released by the end of 2018. However, there are still many rumors around and people are talking about the updates starting from today. In 2016, the company will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and during this celebration, the automakers have planned to introduce some information about Jeep Grand Cherokee’s redesigning. The redesign of this new generation Grand Cherokee is connected with the Wagoneer SUV. The platform used for Cherokee is also Wagoneer based. There is not much information available because the automakers are still working on improving the whole thing.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Changes and Redesign
The interesting question here is what changes will there be in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The changes are mild and refreshed. The redesign has been taken to the front light group. The design venture this time is going to be different. Trim level is going to be new. The standard equipment package is expected to expand. The automakers have chosen a new drive unit for this vehicle. For other innovations, we will be informed next year. As the automakers are taking 2 years for releasing it, hence, fans have huge expectations from this model and that is the just thing to do.
For the 2017 Cherokee, front end has been changed significantly. The grille has been redesigned along with the lights, air intakes and bumper. The front grille will have the HD head lights. It is going to be a standalone model but its famous design will remain the same. 20 inches rims are provided along with a wider wheelbase. This will improve the stability and performance of this vehicle. LED taillights will also be seen at the signature rear bumper. There are not many details available regarding the updates in the cabin.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Engines and Performance
What are going to be engine changes for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Some predictions say that 3.6 liters Pentastar v6 will be the base version. It is capable of producing 290 hp and 260 pound-feet torque. Another option will be the 5.7 liters Hemi v8 engine that is capable of producing 470 hp and torque of 465 pound-feet. These engines will be combined with 8 speed auto transmission that will make the shifting smooth. The fuel consumption has been reduced by 10%. The acceleration starts from 0 to 50 mph in just 10 seconds. The towing capacity is 8000 pounds which is better than before. The traction, handling, and acceleration all are amazing.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Price and Release
As mentioned before, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is set for release in 2018. There is no particular information about the price but it will be as high as $60,000. The styling features introduced along with the engine specs are going to be improved. Fans are curious to know what the company is going to introduce. Let’s wait till the automakers start the celebrations.