New Jeep Grand Cherokee Spied Out and About

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No automotive segment is hotter than SUVs, and today we have our first look at the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. This will be a big offering for Jeep, both figuratively and literally, as the Grand Cherokee has long been an SUV staple near the top of the segment. As such, it will be a tremendously important debut for Jeep, and because bigger is generally better these days, we’re expecting the new model to grow slightly. This heavily camouflaged prototype certainly looks beefier than the current model.

We were fortunate to catch this prototype at rest getting some fuel, so our photographer managed to get up-close and personal. The next Grand Cherokee is believed to ride on a completely new platform from Alfa Romeo. With the Jeep’s current design dating all the way back to 2011, the fresh underpinnings will allow the SUV to evolve further into the technological realm. Among other things, that means prolific electrification could be implemented starting with a mild hybrid system, possibly connecting with a V6 engine for the near-term. It’s believed a V8 will endure as the Grand Cherokee’s range-topping mill.

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