News about the 2021 model is already here. Now, we are moving to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee that will also provide additional changes. As you know, the most significant upgrade for 2021 is the optional third-row. As for the 2022 Grand Cherokee, there is a lot of speculations at the moment. Some reports are suggesting a complete exterior redesign.
On the other hand, some other reports are predicting mid-cycle refreshments. Of course, a hybrid powertrain is the main topic. Jeep already presented its plan to hybridize most of its models before 2022. The story is probable, and hopefully we’ll see the very first Grand Cherokee Hybrid model.
2022 Grand Cherokee Exterior Facelift
The upcoming 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will get exterior upgrades, no doubt about it. However, no one knows what type of updates will this SUV get. One thing is sure, both Cherokee and Grand Cherokee will get the same changes. Thanks to that, we can expect longer hood, longer wheelbase, and new exterior features.
That includes new and slimmer taillamps, along with the all-new headlights. A seven-slot grille is going nowhere. However, the front fascia will surely look sharper than before. Jeep is also willing to provide new exterior paints for all of Grand Cherokee’s trim levels. With all this info, we don’t believe this SUV will suffer a complete redesign.
The interior will also get a certain level of upgrades. The approaching 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will benefit from new high-tech features and driver-assistance aids. Still, 2022 is far from us, and Jeep will make an announcement closer to the release date.
Big news for 2021 is a new third-row that will be optional. Jeep plans to build on that in 2022 and provide further interior enhancements. A 12.0-inch touchscreen will be offered, probably as a piece of optional equipment. Furthermore, expect a lot of chrome trims, new upholstery, and a higher safety rating.
2022 Grand Cherokee Hybrid
The forthcoming 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep its current engine lineup. However, the big news is a hybrid version. For a start, a 3.6-liter V6 will be standard engine choice. Moreover, a 5.7-liter V6 is optional. Finally, Grand Cherokee will offer optional EcoDiesel V6 on some markets. Fiat Chrysler plans to electrify all of its vehicles in the future. On top of that, the manufacturer said that around 30 models would be hybridized.
Grand Cherokee is one of the first models to get a hybrid powertrain. According to FCA, this change will happen before 2022. Knowing that Grand Cherokee Hybrid is very sure to arrive. According to latest reports, this SUV will deploy a Wrangler’s 2.0-liter turbo-four with an electric motor and battery pack. Another option is pairing its standard 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar with eTorque hybrid system.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price and Release Date
FCA will invest $1.6 billion on two new plants that will build a new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The production will start next year, and first model will go on sale in first half of 2021. The price will surely increase, so you can expect for Grand Cherokee SUV to cost around $30,000.