Jeep Australia is drawing nearer to releasing the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee substantial SUV, and we now have a superior concept of what to expect when it launches in three-row L form late this calendar year.
According to the Australian government’s Road Car or truck Certification Process (RVCS), the ‘WL’ Grand Cherokee L will get there with four grades: entry-amount Minimal, mid-vary Overland and flagship Summit and Summit Reserve.
All 4 grades will arrive with seven seats as regular, despite the fact that the Summit and Summit Reserve will also have the option of a 6-seat configuration with two captain’s chairs in the second row.
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But the major information is the Grand Cherokee L’s engine line-up, with only the acquainted 3.6-litre Pentastar in a natural way aspirated petrol V6 homologated so far, with it confirmed to develop 210kW of power. Torque stays a thriller, but it will be about 350Nm.
This unit is completely mated to an eight-pace TorqueFlite torque-converter automated transmission and Jeep’s Quadra four-wheel-drive (4×4) system with a very low-array transfer situation and five travel modes (Car, Sport, Rock, Snow and Mud/Sand).
The absence of a turbo-diesel selection should not occur as a shock, even though, as Jeep global president Christian Meunier explained to Australian media in January that the new Grand Cherokee would go without the need of an oil-burner.
Which provides us to the other noteworthy absentee domestically: the globally readily available 266kW/529Nm 5.7-litre Hemi in a natural way aspirated V8. It has not been certified for the Grand Cherokee L still, and CarsGuide understands it won’t be indefinitely.
Bent-8 fans are likely to be unhappy, but the Grand Cherokee L will insert a next powertrain selection early following yr, with the however-to-be-detailed 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) established to turn out to be accessible then.
Though a entire record of conventional devices for the Grand Cherokee L is still to be unveiled, the Restricted will aspect 18-inch alloy wheels, though the Overland and Summit will move up with 19-inch things (and a sunroof). That mentioned, the Summit Reserve will established the 21-inch benchmark.
The Constrained is all but confirmed to come with coil springs, with the Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve’s higher floor clearance probably defined by the fitment of Quadra-Carry air suspension. Nonetheless, the former’s 2813kg braked towing potential qualified prospects all comers (versus 2268kg).
Speaking of the Grand Cherokee’s suspension, its tune will just take into account the severe Australian problems, with area testing of the standard two-row and L versions possessing been undertaken forward of their launches.
For reference, the standard Grand Cherokee steps 4999mm extended with a 2959mm wheelbase, while the L is 5204mm lengthy with a 3091mm wheelbase. Either way, width is 1979mm, and peak is 1816mm.
As claimed, the two-row Grand Cherokee will also enter Australian showrooms in 2022, with its variety expected to mimic that of the L, together with grades and powertrain choices.
Continue to be tuned for pricing and complete specifications facts for the new Grand Cherokee, but count on it to be positioned even more upmarket than its ‘WK’ predecessor, which at the moment starts from $59,950 plus on-road fees and reaches $83,950 for the non-general performance line-up.