New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L revealed

New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L revealed

The premium 4x4 gains a bolder look and more tech

Jeep has revealed its new flagship Grand Cherokee, which grows in size and moves upmarket in terms of quality and technology. 

Currently just revealed for the US market in flagship ‘L’ guise - which boasts seven seats for the first time - a smaller version will likely arrive in Europe in due course, replacing the current model that has been in production for a decade this year.

It takes inspiration from the brand’s 2020 Grand Wagoneer concept, and features a bolder and more modern design, along with uncompromised off-roading ability thanks to a range of 4x4 settings that work to improve traction and grip on the trickiest of surfaces. The Grand Cherokee L is also fitted with a system known as ‘Quadra-Lift’, which is an automatic air suspension setup that works to maximise comfort and stability, and can change suspension height by more than 10cm. 

The latest Grand Cherokee also sits on a new platform, and utilises either a 287bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine with a 352bhp 5.7-litre V8 petrol. Jeep has also said an electrified option is on the way – probably a 4xe plug-in hybrid – while when it arrives in the UK, diesel variants will likely  be offered.

Compared to the outgoing Grand Cherokee, the interior represents a big step forward – featuring a new digital instrument cluster and 10.1-inch touchscreen based on the brand’s latest ‘UConnect 5’ operating system. Many buttons have been removed to favour a more digitised look.

While just shown off so far in a new ‘L’ guise, which is available with either six or seven seats, the smaller standard model will likely continue to be offered as a five-seater when it’s introduced.

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