The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to be a well-deserved refresh of a great car. Even the currently available model was delivered as 2014th model reports and rumors suggest that Jeep will bring refreshed version as a part of their five year plan which include many changes in the entire lineup.
As we all know, the Grand Cherokee is one of the best American SUV thanks to powerful engines, good luck and great build quality. The newer car is going to be what we all loved about the previous model and a bit extra. It is going to get a refresh exterior and interior, better engines that will have improved fuel efficiency with the same performance and it will also probably get a new model in the range that will feature more power than before.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
This new model of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to be released for the press somewhere in the mid of 2015 while the availability on the market is set to be starting around the end of 2015. Price for refreshed model will remain pretty much the same as that of the currently available car. The base model will set you back around $30,000 while the most expensive model will be around the $70,000 or even $80,000 mark. The latter will most likely get an engine that was never seen before on a Jeep. Between these two there is a large number of trim options and price ranges for every driver to choose from.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Refresh
Speaking of engines, the 2016 model will feature a base 3.6 liter V6 with 290 horsepower and around 260 lb-ft of torque. Options include a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 as well as a more powerful 6.2 liter Hemi. Power on these two engines range from around 360 to 470 horsepower, while torque can go as high as 465 lb-ft of torque. The novelty comes in what the people from Chrysler said. It is a possibility that the new high performance model of the Jeep to feature an all-new 3.8 liter twin turbocharged V8 borrowed from Maserati that will provide around 540 horsepower and as much as 520 lb-ft on OverBoost. For those that want to reduce fuel bills the 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel could be the best choice again and even it comes with only 240 hp it offers decent performances thankfully to the torque it can produce.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Back
The 3.8 liter engine will only be available with rear wheel drive and a semi-automatic dual clutch gearbox which will make out of the Grand Cherokee a serious competitor for cars such as the X5 M and the Cayenne Turbo S. All of the other models will get a standard 8 speed automatic that is both smooth and precise while shifting gears.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Side
Interior of 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be on par with other luxury cars so expect all the commodities as standard. Options will include front and rear view camera, an 8.4 inch screen for the satellite navigation system as well as a 5 inch screen for the audio system. Shifting gears will be done via a pair of paddles behind the steering wheel or with the help of the selector on the center console.
Changes For 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
On the outside the car will differentiate itself from the current model with a new black front grille with larger intakes, LED in the headlights as well as an LED strip on the back. The most powerful model will get 21 inch wheels with high performance Pirelli tires in order to cope with speed of over 150 miles per hour! At this point we still do not have much info about the exterior redesign but we think that it will not significantly differ from currently available version.