2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
Although it was initially announced that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive as a completely redesigned model, the whole process will be delayed until 2018. Now, the 2017 Grand Cherokee will come as a mildly refreshed model. More substantial changes will have to wait for the 2018 major redesign to take place.
The 2017 will come as part of Jeep’s 75th anniversary celebration. The current Grand Cherokee is the best-selling model of this famous brand, with sales reaching 184,000 units in 2014. These numbers serve as the best proof of the vehicle’s quality and prestige. In that regard, it’s no wonder that the company decided not to rush with the redesign. It seems the current generation of the iconic SUV has met the customer expectations in the best way.
Nevertheless, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will mark the anniversary most likely with a special edition model. As part of the celebrations, the company plans to unveil the redesigned 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Besides the new Wrangler, Jeep is due to release a brand new SUV model that is to replace the Patriot and Compass SUVs.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Changes
As for the 2017 Grand Cherokee, it will undergo a mid-cycle updates. Although these changes won’t be substantial, they are expected to bring certain improvements. Apart from a number of cosmetic changes, the list of standard equipment will be extended as well. The slightly revised exterior cues will include light clusters, grille and both bumpers. It still remains to be seen to what extent will the upcoming Grand Cherokee differ from its predecessor. One of the confirmed innovations will come as a new trim level, namely the much-debated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This model is expected to be the first in the segment to come with a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine, which already propels the Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat.
The all-new Grand Cherokee is set to make its debut during 2018. The model is currently being developed alongside the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV. These two models are expected to share the same platform. Another one of the FCA’s SUVs to arrive in the meantime is the new-generation Dodge Durango.
Mechanically, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will carry over unchanged. Possible engine range expansion will have to wair for the 2018 model to make its debut. Although some view the 6.2-liter HEMI V8 as an addition to the model’s engine range, this unit will be reserved exclusively for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
However, the new-generation model is still relatively distant. There is no reason to doubt that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will follow in the footsteps of its successful predecessors, and even surpass them.