The Jeep Grand Cherokee is getting juiced up.
The all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee has been revealed with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that is essentially the most highly effective within the lineup.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe borrows the four-cylinder turbocharged engine and electrical motor mixture from the Jeep Wrangler 4xe that is rated at 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Out there solely in four-wheel-drive fashions, the hybrid setup outguns each the Grand Cherokee’s normal 293 hp V6 and non-compulsory 357 hp V8, and is anticipated to ship as much as 25 miles of all-electric driving earlier than switching to hybrid mode. Tow scores for the three powertrains are 6,000 kilos (4xe), 6,300 kilos (V6) and seven,200 kilos (V8).
The totally redesigned five-passenger Grand Cherokee is constructed on a short-wheelbase model of the platform launched this 12 months beneath the three-row Grand Cherokee L and is simply barely bigger than the outgoing model whereas providing the best ranges of luxurious and expertise ever for the mannequin.
Among the many new options are a touchscreen show for the entrance passenger that may play video, however is polarized so the driving force cannot see it; a night-vision system that tasks a stay view forward on the digital instrument cluster; and an Lively Driving Help that enables for hands-on adaptive cruise management and lane-keeping on geofenced stretches of roads the place Jeep is aware of it will probably function safely so long as the facial recognition system detects that the driving force has their eyes on the street.
The Grand Cherokee comes within the acquainted vary of Laredo, Altitude, Restricted, Overland, Trailhawk, Summit and Summit Reserve trims, with the V8 accessible from the Overland up and 4xe powertrain from the Restricted up.
The Trailhawk 4xe earned Jeep’s Path Score by finishing all the Rubicon Path in all-electric mode, with a few charging stops alongside the best way, regardless of the electrical motor’s output of simply 134 hp and 181 lb-ft.
The Trailhawk trim may be ordered with any of the powertrain choices and is provided with an energetic air suspension that may elevate the physique to offer a most floor clearance of 11.3 inches with the V6 or V8 and 10.9 inches with the 4xe. It additionally as a sway bar disconnnect function just like the Wrangler that may improve its suspension articulation throughout low-speed off-road driving.
Pricing for the brand new Grand Cherokee will probably be introduced nearer to when the V6 and V8 fashions go on sale late this 12 months. Manufacturing of the Grand Cherokee 4xe is at present scheduled to start in early 2022.