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Jeep launches fifth generation Grand Cherokee amidst promises it is the most off-road capable version yet

  • Jeep announces new fifth generation Grand Cherokee
  • American firm also announces electrified and specialist off-road versions
  • Model is expected to launch in the UK in late 2022

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The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the most technologically advanced and off-road capable version yet, the firm has promised.

The American off-road specialists has revealed the new model and announced it will be making an electrified version for the very first time.

There will also be a special ‘Trailhawk’ model which is described as being the ‘most off-road-capable’ car in the range.


The fifth-generation model gets a completely new look inside and out, but it’s the plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s perhaps the most interesting news.

Badged 4xe, it will have 370bhp and 673Nm of torque, as well as a 25-mile electric-only range and 2.7-tonne towing capacity.

The new Trailhawk version comes with a long list of upgrades to help it handle tough terrains.

It has external cameras, air suspension with up to 11.3 inches of ground clearance, high-strength steel skid plates, 18-inch alloys with all-terrain tyres and much more.

All-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Summit Reserve has a standard 10.25-inch frameless digital cluster with nearly two dozen different menus and a new full-color, 10-inch (25.4 cm) windshield head-up display (HUD) .

That model will also be available with the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain.

As standard the Grand Cherokee uses a 3.6-litre V6 engine with 289bhp and 352Nm of torque, with an optional 5.7-litre V8 also available, boasting 352bhp and 528Nm of torque.

The exterior design has been overhauled to have a more premium appearance than before. It has a lowered roofline that improves aerodynamics, while the lowered beltline means there’s more glass which improves visibility for the driver.

Inside there’s been an overhaul too, with a realigned centre console to improve usability for the driver as well as three screens – one for the instrument display, one for the central infotainment system, and a third ahead of the passenger.

The new Grand Cherokee is packed full of safety and driver assistance systems as standard, such as collision warning with active braking, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors. Optional extras include night vision, drowsy driver detection and a 360-degree camera.

Pricing will be revealed closer to launch, which is scheduled for late 2022 in the UK.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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