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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L World Premieres – India launch in 2022

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes loaded with a wide array of electronic gadgets

After over a decade long run, the current Jeep Grand Cherokee finally handed over the baton to an all new vastly improved flagship. The 2021 Grand Cherokee L is the long-wheelbase version with three rows of seats, a first for the nameplate. A regular 5-seat variant for markets like Europe will be unveiled at a later stage.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The fifth generation model derives its design inspiration from the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept. It still is instantly recognizable as a Jeep but things are much bolder than before. The new 7-slat grille, combined with stretched LED headlamps, helps the car’s sense of width and road presence.

The massive bonnet and a long boxy cabin sticks to the Grand Cherokee’s traditional 2-box design philosophy. The rear fascia is characterized by wraparound LED combination lights, twin exhaust tips and a prominent license plate enclosure.

The interior too derives clear inspirations from the Grand Wagoneer concept. The neat dashboard layout has a modern appeal and gets away from most of the buttons.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Not surprisingly, the top-of-the-line Jeep is equipped with a 10.25-inch configurable colour instrument display with several functions, and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system based on Uconnect 5 operating system. Wireless charger is on offer and the transmission mode selector is a rotary dial. Both 6 and 7 seat configurations are available.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Chassis and specifications

Based on an all new platform, the vehicle benefits from aluminium elements and a series of lightweighting solutions. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is claimed to ride and handle significantly better than it predecessor while also being a lot more refined.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Highlights include active engine mounts that are sensitive to rpm, and a front axle which is bolted directly onto the engine to reduce cabin noise. The car comes equipped with an optional air-suspension system which can raise the ride height by up to 60 mm and lower it by up to 46 mm.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Powertrain options in the US include an entry level 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 petrol engine producing 290 hp and 350 Nm of torque, and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 petrol unit which has 357 hp and 530 Nm on tap. Three types of 4×4 systems are on offer namely Quadra-Trac-I, Quadra-Trac-II and Quadra-Drive-II In Europe, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is likely to be receive smaller engines with 4xe plug-in hybrid system.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The suite of electronic gadgets include night vision camera, drowsiness detection, digital rear-view camera, traffic sign recognition, HUD, and much more.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

India launch

Jeep India recently announced that it will launch 4 new SUVs in two years of which the refreshed Compass with brand new interiors have just debuted. The locally assembled 2021 Jeep Cherokee L is one of them and is likely to be introduced sometime early next year.

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