The upcoming 2022 Grand Cherokee Hybrid is getting a redesign. Of course, the hybrid version won’t visually depart from the gasoline-powered Grand Cherokee. First spy photos are available and the sales will begin by the end of the year. Spied Grand Cherokee SUV wears a lot of camouflage but most cosmetic upgrades are visible at first glance.
Interestingly, this is the first significant redesign since 2010 for this three-row model. Interior will also gain numerous improvements and hybrid powertrain will deliver more power and better efficiency. The price will jump, but we don’t expect a significant increase, despite drastic changes.
2022 Grand Cherokee Hybrid Redesign
Jeep will deliver a complete exterior redesign. The spied 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hybrid looks different, but we are still waiting for the camouflage to come off. Both two-row and three-row models are available, so Grand Cherokee will join the same lineup as the body-on-frame Jeep Wagoneer. Spy cameras caught the three-row variant during the road test.
From what we see, the wheelbase is slightly longer. The 2022MY will ride on the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform. Besides a longer wheelbase, Grand Cherokee now comes with a longer hood and a bigger rear section. The three-row model will be dimensionally almost the same as the Dodge Durango.
Interior Available With Two-Row and Three-Row Layout
The new platform will provide more interior room. This is just the beginning for the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hybrid. The cargo area is also more spacious, so both the two-row and three-row version will benefit from the new architecture. Interior will also introduce some drastic changes. Jeep plans to deliver more luxury, but it won’t be as luxurious as Grand Wagoneer.
We still expect the manufacturer to deliver a larger touchscreen. On top of that, Jeep will add a new shifter so the rotary knob is gone. Digital gauges are visible in the spy photos and Grand Cherokee will also gain new driver-assistance systems. That includes features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning. We are still waiting for Jeep to reveal all of the updates.
The two-row 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hybrid will ride on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The same engine also powers the Wrangler SUV. With hybrid assistance, this engine will deliver more power and improved fuel efficiency. Still, a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an eTorque system is a must.
It is an optional powertrain option and Jeep will also offer a plug-in hybrid version as well. If you don’t want a hybrid model, Jeep provides a potent Hellcat V8 engine with 710 horsepower in the Trackhawk trim level. Again, Jeep is yet to reveal closer details and that includes performance figures.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hybrid Reveal Date
The manufacturer will release more details in the coming months. As for the launch date, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will hit the dealerships by the end of 2021. The price will start at around $35,000 but the hybrid version will cost more, around $40k.