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Jeep has announced a complete redesign of its popular full-size SUV, the Grand Cherokee.  The first to roll off the assembly line will be the Grand Cherokee L, which as you might have guessed is a long wheelbase variant.  The extra room allows for a third row of seats for the first time in the nameplate’s history.

This is an entirely new platform and is not used by any other Stellantis product, even the soon-to-be introduced Wagoneer.  Like every Grand Cherokee, it is a unibody design of high-strength steel and aluminum for weight saving purposes.

Engines are largely carried over, with options of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 5.7-liter V8 with 390 and 357 horsepower respectively.  The V6 can tow 6200 lbs and the V8 increases that to 7200 lbs.

Suspension is multi-link at all four wheels with the option of adjustable air suspension.

Transmission is an 8-speed automatic, and there are three different choices for All-Wheel Drive systems, Quadra-Track I, Quadra-Track II and Quadra-Drive II.

Inside, the new Grand Cherokee L can be had with second row captains chairs which will allow for 6 passengers overall, or the second row bench, which increases passenger capacity to 7.

The Grand Cherokee will enter production quickly and be available at CDJR Dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.

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