The American car manufacturers are ready to come out with its next big mid-sized luxury SUV – the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. First brought out in the market back in 1993, the Grand Cherokee has stood the test of times, competing with much more futuristic designs from other aggressive competitors from Europe and other markets.
This vehicle is now in its fourth generation and underwent its last facelift back in 2011 while a serious engine upgrade took place in 2017. But now for the model year 2019, both enhancements in design and specs will take place. The main competitors for this mid-size SUV will be Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Body and Interior
The Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the parent company of Jeep, had made it clear that the upcoming 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be built on Alfa Romeo’s rear-wheel drive platform. It means, like Alfa Romeo Giulia, an all-wheel drive option too will be open for the offering.
Expect significant changes in Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 from its current 2017 version. According to reliable sources, front fascia will receive a lot of changes, which means you can expect new headlights and a larger new grille. Even a bigger bumper could come with this luxury SUV which will give it a bulkier and more aggressive look. However, even with futuristic designs, the look will stay true to its Jeep appearance.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a number of upgrades inside. Expect Laguna leather upholstery which will be available in a variety of colors. The most popular colors that are offered in its 2017 model, like Ski Gray, Jeep Brown and Argentina Black, will all be retained in Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019.
Leather will also be used to cover every part of this vehicle’s dashboard, door panels, linings of the cabin and even its instrument panels. This ups this vehicle’s elegance quotient by several notches. Audio systems will feature Harman Kardon speakers while Unconnect will provide a 3G WiFi Hotspot.
The Jeep is likely to provide ample space for passengers in this luxury SUV. The seats on the rear row can be folded to increase cargo space; in fact, rear seats can be folded individually without having to fold its entire row.
Engine of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to get a 3.6-liter engine. This engine is powerful and is capable of producing 295 HP. A premium version of this SUV, called Trailhawk, is expected to house another extremely powerful engine under its hood. For instance, experts are anticipating a 6.2-litre V8 engine which can produce nearly 700 HP and a torque of 650 lb-ft.
Release Date and Expected Price
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to be out by early 2018 for its debut. A further six months may pass before this luxury SUV is fully available for buying. Hence October of 2018 is being seen as the time when this vehicle will be present in showrooms. The pricing will be competitive in its segment. Expect the base models to be available from around $35,000.