The newest 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will borrow its platform and other major appearance based characteristics from Alfa Romeo. Additionally, this new vehicle aims to compete with the likes of Mercedes GLS and Range Rovers. Sounds impressive?
Well, the prototypes of this vehicle are yet to arrive although Fiat CEO has released some interesting facts about this new vehicle. Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 will probably come with an RWD platform although rumors play a different note. Some are of the opinion that AWD will come as standard for all the trims.
To deliver the product mentioned above, the Fiat plans to invest huge for its US manufacturing plant which will be solely responsible for manufacturing the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. That said, the company is determined to pay off its debts with this new vehicle, sources say. Apart from Cherokee, the Jeep will also concentrate its investment on Wrangler and Grand Wagoneer, other Fiat flagships.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Rumors that Circle Round
The Daimler-Chrysler era saw similar blends in the appearance of both Mercedes M-class and Grand Cherokee. With a dramatic turn of events, the Grand Cherokee is more inclined towards Italian Romeo and as mentioned Giulia might be its inspiration. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a newer architecture and chassis structure. This might involve improving the existing Giorgio platform.
This new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will impress customers with its muscular road presence. The newly designed seven compartment grilles have LED headlamps at both ends with special fog lamps just below it.
This vast off-roader promises to impress potential car enthusiasts with chrome linings and large chrome exhausts. In sharp contrast to its earlier models, this new vehicle comes with flat bottoms and a boxy appearance.
The Fiat knows how to sell its vehicle with the maximum possible response. This includes fitting its inside with the latest technological improvements. Tentatively more comfortable than its current brother, from the inside the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is as beastly as its exterior. Use of premium materials boasts a superior design. This includes complete leather upholstered seats and redesigned dashboard that looks no less than a luxury hotel’s cabin.
The cherry on top is undoubtedly the infotainment system that houses a touch screen display. Higher trim models come with configurable 7-inch displays which house advanced navigational facilities. Apart from this, it has got smartphone connectivity and entertainment additions for passengers as well.
Rumors about Powertrain
The base models come with 3.0 liters V6 engine. Apart from this a 3.0 liters turbocharged engine should end up producing more than 240 HP.
The higher trim 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee come with 6.4 liters V8 although this is just a possibility as of now. This engine, however, can produce more than 475 HP and Fiat is keen to make the fastest SUV ever, sources opine.
The car enthusiasts also expect an improvement in fuel economy thanks to expert engineering. The 3.0 liters turbocharged engine might return an EPA of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on highways. To reduce fuel consumption special arrangements of saving fuel are parts of Fiat’s plan.
Expected Release Date and Price of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Fiat Company had plans to remodify this vehicle and release it as a 2017 model. But due to unavoidable reasons, it got postponed and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee might come out anytime in 2018.
Aiming to compete against Rover’s Evoque (and the likes), the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes at the very competitive price. Rumors have it that the base model might come at a price of about $31,500 although this is just a speculation. Like the previous model, the Fiat plans to retain the existing trims viz. Overland, the Limited and SRT. Additionally, this new vehicle might also arrive with a Trailhawk trim.
The Jeep Cherokee is perhaps one of the most popular of all Jeep vehicles ever. The journey from 1980’s to the early 21st century is a pretty long one. With the change in customer tastes and to keep up with competition, the Jeep Cherokee has also updated itself pretty well.
Saying this, it falls short on certain points like fuel consumption in comparison to its Mercedes and Land Rover competitions. However, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee might come out victorious with its improving engine specs and top class appearance.