2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee to Make Debut on September 29
The two-row Grand Cherokee will introduce a plug-in-hybrid 4xe model and join the three-row Grand Cherokee L that’s on sale now.
The luxuriously redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee will soon have its two-row model, and it will introduce Jeep’s second 4xe plug-in-hybrid, joining the Wrangler 4xe. Jeep has already shown a photo of the new Grand Cherokee 4xe, and it has the same design as the new three-row Grand Cherokee L that went on sale earlier this year.
Even though the Grand Cherokee L was introduced for the 2021 model year, the previous two-row model continued on for the 2021 model year. The 2022 Grand Cherokee will receive similar updates as the new L, but it’ll have a shorter wheelbase. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 will be standard along with the choice of a 5.7-liter V-8 on the top trims, and rear-wheel drive will be standard, with a few optional all-wheel-drive systems. We’re not sure what will motivate the plug-in hybrid, but we expect it could be different from the Wrangler 4xe’s powertrain, a turbocharged four-cylinder paired with two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack.
The two-row model will also have a similarly posh interior as that first seen on the three-row L. An 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard, though a 10.1-inch screen is available, and all Grand Cherokees come with a 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Upscale models will add luxurious touches such as quilted leather interiors with massaging seats and wood trim.
Look for all the details on the 2022 Grand Cherokee here on Wednesday, September 29, at 9 a.m. ET. We can expect that the Grand Cherokee L will add a plug-in-hybrid 4xe model as well, since Jeep Brand CEO Christian Meunier said that the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs will also add 4xe models.