All-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most technologically advanced, 4x4-capable and luxurious Grand Cherokee yet

All-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most technologically advanced, 4x4-capable and luxurious Grand Cherokee yet

- Fifth-generation of most awarded SUV ever brings an all-new architecture, new plug-in hybrid powertrain, all-new exterior design and all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship

First electrified Grand Cherokee 4xe is unveiled alongside the ultimate off-road Grand Cherokee, the new Trailhawk

Exceptional performance, comfort, capability and functionality bolster the Grand Cherokee legacy as the most awarded and celebrated SUV

Unrivalled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics courtesy of three 4x4 systems — Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II

Class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, delivers class-leading ground clearance of up to 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) and 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording

New class-exclusive sway bar disconnect delivers improved articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe conquered the formidable Rubicon Trail under all-electric power

Class-leading 3,265kg (7,200 lbs) max towing with the 5.7-litre V8 unit

Uconnect 5 offers new technology for 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including a 10.1-inch display, five-times-faster operating speed (compared to the previous generation) and over-the-air (OTA) updates

Exclusive 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display and 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment displays featuring Amazon Fire TV

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to arrive in North America early in 2022 and in global markets later that year

The Jeep® brand continues to climb to new heights as it celebrates its 80th year, introducing the first electrified Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe along with the ultimate off-road Grand Cherokee, the new Trailhawk.

From the moment Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee in 1992, by literally driving the SUV up the steps of Cobo Hall in Detroit and through a glass window, signifying the breakthrough premium SUV, it set a new industry benchmark and quickly became synonymous with upscale design and uncompromised capability.

This fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on its legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, bringing an all-new architecture, new plug-in hybrid powertrain, all-new exterior design, and all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship and first-to-market technologies to the global full-size SUV segment. As the most capable SUV brand pushes toward its future of “zero emission freedom,” the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the most technologically advanced and 4x4-capable Jeep Grand Cherokee yet.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our global flagship and will be leading the Jeep brand into a new era of premium refinement, innovative technology, advanced 4x4 capability and electrification,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer. “With a perfect balance of on-road dynamics, 4x4 capability and 4xe performance, the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most technologically advanced, luxurious and 4x4-capable Grand Cherokee ever.”

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive in Jeep retailers in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to arrive in North America early in 2022 and in global markets later that year.

Setting the Standard

After more than seven million in global sales, the most acclaimed SUV ever continues to set the standard among all SUVs.

“Customers have come to depend on and enjoy their Grand Cherokee for four generations,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President — Jeep Brand North America. “We have taken their input into making the most-awarded SUV of all time even better for the fifth generation.”

The newest iteration has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made this Jeep a true global icon in the premium SUV segment.

More powertrains — with 4xe (PHEV) technology targeting to deliver an estimated 25 miles of all-electric range, 57 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) and a combined driving range of more than 440 miles (708 km). This is the most 4x4-capable and sustainable Grand Cherokee yet and a further sign of the Jeep brand’s commitment to “zero emission freedom”

More legendary capability — the most 4x4-capable Grand Cherokee ever, the new Trailhawk 4xe has conquered the Rubicon Trail in full-electric operation; New class-exclusive sway bar disconnect allows for improved articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain

More technology — Uconnect 5 with a segment-first front passenger screen, new high-definition rear-seat entertainment system and Active Driving Assist

More space and versatility — with 144.6 cu. ft. of total interior passenger volume (+4.1 cu. ft. over previous generation) and 37.7 cu. ft. of cargo space (+1.4 cu. ft.), the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers enhanced levels of comfort and spaciousness, including accommodating a set of golf clubs transversely in the cargo hold

More innovative features — with an all-new architecture, all-new exterior design, all-new interior with front passenger screen and Amazon Fire TV, independent front and rear suspensions and class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension with electronic semi-active damping

More world-class craftsmanship — resulting in the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever, including the Summit Reserve trim with Palermo leather interior and 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh audio system

More safety — with more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including Active Driving Assist with hands-on automated driving, plus 360-degree surround view and night vision cameras

The state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee is designed inside and out to deliver unmatched capability and composed driving dynamics. Its renowned 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system instil Grand Cherokee with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4x4 capability.

The all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise, vibration and harshness. Designed to maximise overall passenger safety, comfort and convenience, Grand Cherokee packs a powerful punch with next-generation features and technologies that make it a stand out in the full-size SUV segment.

First-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe

The all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe is the first Grand Cherokee to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant. Its introduction signals the continued growth of the Jeep brand’s electrified mission of “zero emission freedom,” as the brand explores the future mobility during an anniversary year that celebrates 80 years of achievements, insights and innovations.

The 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology enhances the fun, freedom, and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for, while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness:

— Targeting an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range and 57 mpge

— 375 hp and 637Nm (470 lb.-ft.) torque

— Quadra Trac II 4x4 system with two-speed transfer case and 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio

— 47.4:1 crawl ratio

— 2,720 kg (6,000 lbs) 4xe max towing capability

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe driver can tailor its hybrid powertrain to suit each trip, from daily commuting in pure-electric mode to extended road trips with no range anxiety, allowing owners to explore nature off-road in near silence,” Meunier added. “This is another important step toward achieving our global vision of zero emission freedom. By 2025 we plan to offer a fully electric Jeep vehicle in every SUV segment”.

Available in the Grand Cherokee Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve, the 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, 2.0-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.

Overall, the 4xe system delivers 375hp (280 kW) and 637 Nm (470 lb.-ft.) of torque. The Grand Cherokee 4xe, targeting an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range, returns an estimated 57 mpge and has an estimated total range of more than 440 miles (708 km).

The fuel-efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Stellantis Global Medium Engine family. The high-tech, direct-injection engine uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly to the cylinder head. Efficiency is enhanced via the use of electric power steering and an electrically driven air conditioning compressor, removing those loads from the engine.

The conventional alternator is replaced with a high-voltage, liquid-cooled motor generator unit. Connected to the engine crankshaft pulley via a belt, the motor generator spins the engine for nearly seamless, fuel-saving, start-stop operation and generates electricity for the battery pack.

A larger high-voltage motor generator is mounted in the transmission, replacing the torque converter. Two clutches manage power and torque from the e-motor and engine.

A clutch is mounted between the engine and the motor. When the system operates in electric-only mode this clutch is open so there is no mechanical linkage between the engine and the e-motor. When the clutch is closed, combined torque from the 2.0-litre engine and the e-motor flow through the automatic transmission. A variable clutch mounted behind the e-motor manages engagement with the transmission to improve drivability and efficiency.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe carries a 400-volt, 17kWh EV battery. The battery units and controls mount underneath the vehicle, packaged under the floor and protected by a series of skid plates.

The battery pack system includes a dedicated heating and cooling circuit to keep the battery at its optimum temperature for best performance. The system includes a dedicated heater unit and a chiller that uses the Grand Cherokee’s air-conditioning refrigerant to reduce coolant temperature when needed.

The 4xe system in the Grand Cherokee also includes an Integrated Dual Charging Module (ICDM) that combines a battery charger and a DC/DC converter in a single, compact unit and a Power Inverter Module (PIM) that is reduced in size. These are mounted under the body and protected with steel shields.

All high-voltage electronics are sealed and waterproof. The Trail Rated Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is capable of water fording up to 24 inches (61 cm).

The charge port is beneath a push-open/push-close cover on the left front wheel arch for convenient nose-in parking at charging locations. The charge port includes LED indicators of charging status. An LED battery level monitor sits on top of the instrument panel, making it easy to check battery state of charge at a glance during charging.

4xe E Selec Modes

With E Selec modes, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it be commuting, off-roading or long-distance travel.

The driver selects the desired powertrain mode via buttons mounted on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel:

Hybrid: Blends torque from the electric motor and petrol engine. The powertrain will optimise battery and engine power to deliver the best combination of fuel efficiency and performance

Electric: Operates on zero-emission electric power only until the battery reaches the minimum charge or the driver requests more torque (such as wide-open throttle), which engages the engine

eSave: Prioritises the engine, saving the battery charge for later use. The driver can also choose between Battery Save and Battery Charge during eSave via the Hybrid Electric Pages in the Uconnect 5 system

Regardless of the mode selected, the Grand Cherokee 4xe operates as a hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge.

The driver information display and main touchscreen include Eco Coaching Pages. The Eco Coaching Pages let owners monitor power flow and see the impact of regenerative braking, schedule charging times to take advantage of lower electricity rates and view their driving history with a detail of electric and petrol usage.

Regenerative braking is part of the 4xe system. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the powertrain control engages the maximum available regenerative braking, up to 0.25 g, from the electric motors to slow the vehicle, augmented with the traditional friction brakes on the Grand Cherokee.

With 4x4 engaged, all four wheels feed torque for regenerative braking, maximising the energy recovery. Electricity from regenerative braking is fed to the battery pack to maintain or increase the state of charge.

A driver-selectable Max Regen feature deploys a more assertive regenerative braking calibration when the vehicle sees zero throttle input from the driver (coasting). Max Regen can slow the Grand Cherokee 4xe faster than standard regenerative braking and generate more electricity for the battery pack.

Legendary Jeep 4x4 Capability

The Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers unrivalled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. That legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of three 4x4 systems — Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD). All three systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip.

The class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, delivers up to a class-leading 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) of ground clearance and 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording. The system automatically adjusts the shock tuning to changing road conditions for enhanced comfort, stability and control, or may be controlled manually with console controls, and features five height settings for optimum ride performance.

The class-leading Selec-Terrain™ traction management system lets customers choose the on or off-road setting for optimum 4x4 performance. This feature electronically coordinates 4x4 torque split, braking and handling, steering and suspension systems, throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and steering feel.

The Selec-Terrain system offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimised calibrations for any given driving scenario.

New for the 2022 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 is front axle disconnect. If the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require all-wheel drive, the front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in two-wheel drive, reducing drag on the driveline and improving fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.

Grand Cherokee boasts class-leading 3,265 kg (7,200 lbs) max towing with its 5.7-litre V8.

Trailhawk — the most capable Grand Cherokee

The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk elevates the 4x4 capability of the Grand Cherokee even further.

The new Trailhawk features standard all-terrain tyres, integrated off-road camera, Quadra-Lift air suspension with up to 11.3 inches (28.7cm) of ground clearance, improved approach, departure and breakover angles and the Quadra-Drive II active transfer case with rear eLSD and Selec-Terrain.

The most capable model in the new Grand Cherokee line-up also features:

— Class-exclusive sway bar disconnect to allow for improved articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain

— Selec-Speed®Control for managing vehicle speed in 4LO while traversing off-road terrain. On steep inclines/declines or when traversing obstacles Selec-Speed Control automatically applies engine torque and/or brake pressure to maintain a consistent and safe off-roading speed without requiring the driver to control the throttle or the brake

— High-strength steel skid plates

— Red tow hooks

— 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres

— Class-leading traction, ground clearance, manoeuvrability, articulation and increased water fording capability of up to 24 inches (61 cm)

— Glare-proof black-and-red matte ‘Trailhawk’ bonnet decal

Trailhawk 4xe — Trail Rated, nature approved

For the first time ever, the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee will offer the electrified Trailhawk 4xe, which combines 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric “zero emission freedom” and 57mpge with the legendary 4x4 capability of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. In fact, the all-new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe conquered the formidable Rubicon Trail and did so under all-electric power using eSave.

Highlights for the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe include:

— Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with 2-speed transfer case and 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio

— Rear electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD)

— Selec-Terrain traction management system

— Selec-Speed Control

— 10.9 inches (27.8 cm) of ground clearance

— 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording capability

— 47.4:1 crawl ratio

— Targeting an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range and 57mpge

— Blue tow hooks

— Blue-accented 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tyres

— Glare-proof black-and-blue matte ‘Trailhawk’ bonnet decal

Award-winning powertrains

In addition to the technologically advanced plug-in hybrid electric powertrain of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, the 2022 Grand Cherokee line-up offers buyers a choice of two powerful, fuel-efficient and refined engines with proven performance for any driving situation.

Standard is the all-aluminium 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 293hp and 352Nm (260 lb.-ft.) of torque. Lauded for its power and refinement, the 60-degree angle between the Pentastar V6’s cylinder banks make it inherently smooth running, augmented by accessories that bolt directly to the engine block. A seven-time winner of the Wards 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems award, the Pentastar V6 engine is compact, with features such as exhaust manifolds integrated into the cylinder heads.

Chain-driven dual overhead camshafts include two-step variable valve lift and variable-valve timing (VVT). This combination quickly tailors the engine output to the demands of the driver for the best balance of performance and fuel economy.

Fuel-saving engine start-stop (ESS) technology is standard on the Pentastar V6. The ESS system has been upgraded and refined for the Grand Cherokee. Changes include a pressure reserve element in the eight-speed transmission, which provides dedicated transmission fluid to the shift elements at engine restart for a quick launch. Refined powertrain controls and new starter technology minimise early engine restarts from minor movements of the driver’s foot on the brake pedal. Restart noise, vibration and harshness have been reduced via revised controls and switchable engine mounts.

The 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine is rated for a towing capacity of up to 2,812 kg (6,200 pounds) and an estimated class-leading driving range of more than 500 miles.

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