Merely a few years into the lifecycle of the current iteration, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to receive a comprehensive update with the sixth-generation model’s introduction on the horizon.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) released a report detailing their latest contract with Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, which revealed future production strategies for several Stellantis North American factories. These include the Detroit Assembly Complex, the manufacturing site for the two-row Grand Cherokee, the expanded three-row Grand Cherokee L, and the related Dodge Durango.
Insight on the Jeep Grand Cherokee
Per the report, the forthcoming Grand Cherokee, designated as J6U, is expected to roll out from the Detroit Assembly Complex in 2027. Prospective owners will have the option to select from gasoline-powered or fully electric drivetrains.
In alignment with these revelations, the report indicates that the Durango, with the internal code D6U, is poised to begin its production cycle in 2026. This information implies that the Durango and the Grand Cherokee will maintain their platform kinship, with both models offering similar powertrain selections in their next incarnations.
There was an absence of details concerning a new iteration of the Grand Cherokee L in the UAW document, suggesting the continuation of the present model’s production until 2028.
Similarly, there was no disclosure of any plans for a series plug-in hybrid version for the Grand Cherokee or Durango. This hybrid configuration would allow for on-the-move battery recharging through a gasoline engine, thereby augmenting the vehicle’s electric range.
Concurrently, another Stellantis subsidiary, Ram, has just publicized the option of a series plug-in hybrid system for its revamped 2025 1500 pickup. The same UAW file indicates this technology will be integrated into Jeep’s current Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models starting in 2025, as well as the upcoming Wrangler set for release in 2028. It is also noteworthy that the future Wrangler is projected to have an electric variant, but a gasoline-exclusive model was not mentioned.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
When will the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee be released?
The sixth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is slated to start production at the Detroit Assembly Complex in 2027, with options for gas or electric powertrains.
Will the new Jeep Grand Cherokee offer electric powertrains?
Yes, the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee will provide options for both gasoline-powered and electric powertrains.
Is there a redesigned Grand Cherokee L expected?
The document from UAW does not mention a redesigned Grand Cherokee L, indicating that the current model will continue production until 2028.
A redesigned Durango, referred to as the D6U, is expected to enter production in 2026 and will continue to share its platform with the Grand Cherokee.
Are there plans for a plug-in hybrid option for the Grand Cherokee or Durango?
The UAW document does not include any mention of a series plug-in hybrid option for either the Grand Cherokee or the Durango.
What about the plug-in hybrid options for other Stellantis brand vehicles?
The UAW document indicates that the series plug-in hybrid powertrain will be an option for the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer starting in 2025, and the next Jeep Wrangler due in 2028 will also offer an electric option.
More about Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Upcoming Model
- Stellantis Production Strategy
- Electric and Gasoline Powertrains in SUVs
- UAW-Stellantis Agreement Details
- Future of Dodge Durango
- Plug-in Hybrid Systems in Automotive
- Ram 1500 Hybrid Powertrain Announcement
- Jeep’s Electrification Plans