The Jeep brand of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) made a digital world premiere of the new ” 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L” on January 7.
The conventional Grand Cherokee was world premiered at the New York Motor Show 2009 in the United States in the spring of 2009. While sharing the platform with Mercedes-Benz “M class”, it pursues high rough road running performance unique to Jeep. The current model is the third-generation model. With both left and right handles, it is a global model that is sold not only in North America but also in Europe.
The new Grand Cherokee L is the 4th generation model. The name “L” was given because it is a three-row seat specification instead of the conventional two-row seat specification. We pride ourselves on breaking new ground with outstanding performance, comfort and functionality. With legendary 4WD features, improved on-road performance, interior and exterior premiums and craftsmanship, it is said to have inherited the Grand Cherokee tradition.
The proportions were inspired by Jeep’s first full-size luxury SUV, the “Grand Wagoneer.” It has a longer bonnet and cabin than the conventional type. The low, tapered roof improves aerodynamics and fuel economy without sacrificing luggage space and practicality.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Exterior
The front mask is equipped with a newly designed slim LED headlight as standard equipment on all models. Each of the Jeep’s distinctive 7-slot grilles has a larger opening. The new shape of the front fascia under the grille has been enlarged and designed to maintain an off-road approach angle. The large opening incorporates a newly developed long-range radar component and advanced technology such as an active grille shutter.
On the body side, the belt line is lower and the glass area is larger than the conventional type, so the cabin is wider and visibility is improved. The roofline is designed to look like it’s floating. The newly developed roof rack consists of an integrally designed side rail cap. For the first time as a Grand Cherokee, 21-inch wheels are standard equipment on the “Summit Reserve Package.”
The rear has expanded the area of the rear glass with a lowered belt line. The LED tail lamp was placed in a high position. The character line just below the tail lamp wraps around the side of the vehicle, harmonizing the rear and sides of the car body. The newly designed rear fascia and LED fog lights are emphasized by accent trim that creates a wide feeling. The tailgate was equipped with a vertical pillar spoiler. A back camera and LED center high mount stop lamp are also incorporated.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Interior
The new 2021 jeep grand cherokee L model aimed to present a new generation of Jeep interiors. It is said that it has evolved to create a more sophisticated space with handmade materials with attention to detail and modern amenities.
The instrument panel combines warm materials with the latest technology. The higher grades are accented with natural wood and are made from materials such as leather and metal.
The center console has a glossy piano black finish. Equipped with a backlit metal rotary shifter. The new Drive Control Center provides tactile feedback. Two wireless devices can be connected to the cup holder part, and a wireless charger that can charge two devices at the same time is prepared as an option.
In the center of the dashboard, a new-generation 10.1-inch display with “Uconnect 5” was laid out. A 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge cluster is newly adopted on the front of the driver. Users can select about 20 menus, including driver assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control, highway assist, night vision, driver drowsiness detection, and speed limit sign display. Equipped with a newly designed multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift to control the digital cluster.
In the upper grade, the second row is the captain seat. The central console has ample storage space and a cup holder. Equipped with 12 best-in-class USB ports for connecting wireless devices.
Customizable LED interior lighting is standard on all models. Five colors of ambient lighting shine along the entire instrument panel or along the front and rear doors.
The occupants in the first and second rows are equipped with 4-zone auto air conditioners with different air conditioning functions. The system allowed four different temperature settings. For the first time in an FCA vehicle, the second and third rows of air conditioning ducts were placed in pillars rather than overhead. It said it increased passenger comfort without compromising headroom or visibility.
There are two types of engines installed, a 5.7-liter V8 and a 3.6-liter V6. The 5.7-liter V8 produces 357hp and maximum torque of 390lb-ft, and the 3.6-liter V6 produces 290hp and maximum torque of 257lb-ft. Both missions to be combined are 8-speed AT.