2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee brings more excitement to global full-size SUV market
Proudly built in Motor City, the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L was made at the new Detroit Assembly Complex–Mack Plant, the city’s first new manufacturing facility in nearly three decades. This model is set to rival the Hyundai Palisade and the upcoming Subaru Evoltis (commonly-known as the Ascent in other countries).
This special version of the Grand Cherokee can now can fit seven people in its cabin—compared to the five-seater that everyone is accustomed to.
The latest version is available in two engine options: the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine (that can provide 290 horsepower and more than 348 Nm or torque) and the 5.7-liter Pentastar V8 (rated at 357 hp and 528 Nm pulling power).
While the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine already has a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds, the 5.7-liter V8 can pull of up to 7,200 pounds in weight.
Jeep Brand–FCA Global President Christian Meunier expressed pride over their opening salvo for 2021.
“When you set out to reimagine an SUV as beloved as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, building on its nearly 30-year legacy as an overachiever is paramount to every decision that is made,” he said.
“With that legacy guiding the Jeep team, the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is crafted to exceed expectations and do what no other SUV can do: deliver legendary Jeep 4x4 off-road capability blended with superior on-road manners. It is built on an all-new architecture and wrapped in a stunning new design that honors its iconic Jeep design heritage, while also extending to accommodate a third row to meet the growing needs of our Jeep customers who have asked for more space and functionality."
"The Jeep Grand Cherokee L truly stands out in its segment and continues to raise the bar in capability, performance and luxury, while also breaking new ground in versatility and functionality.”
The proportion of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L was inspired by the original Wagoneer, the first full-size luxury SUV from Jeep. What is highly noticeable is that the Grand Cherokee L’s fascia now wears slim LED headlights complemented by the updated signature seven-slot grille.
For its interior, occupants are welcomed by the sleek trim that frames the sculpted natural wood accent (offered in open-pore Absolute Oak and open-pore Waxed Walnut), complementing the other wood, leather and metal highlights.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a 10.1-inch display for the new Uconnect 5 system and 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge cluster.
Its suite of driver-assist technologies includes adaptive cruise control, highway assist, night vision, drowsy driver detection and speed limit traffic signs display (if equipped).
While the Jeep Grand Cherokee L has released the long version, the two-row as well as the electrified version are scheduled to start production also at the Mack Assembly Plant later this year.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee made its inception around 30 years back and the nameplate enjoys around 7 million in global sales.
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