AUTO NEWS – New seven-seat SUV to hitch Grand Cherokee in rising Jeep vary


New seven-seat SUV to hitch Grand Cherokee in rising Jeep vary

Jeep’s progress is ready to proceed at tempo with FCA boss (and nonetheless Jeep head) Mike Manley confirming {that a} new seven-seat mannequin will likely be launched in addition to the often-rumoured, larger, Wagoneer mannequin.

“We’ve made some bulletins for investments in our US crops, that are actually necessary for us as a result of that brings two extra merchandise to our Jeep portfolio, segments that frankly I’ve needed to be in for a very long time,” stated Manley. “One is the massive SUV phase. There are comparatively few opponents in there, nevertheless it could possibly be an amazing phase for Jeep and we’ll deliver again the Grand Wagoneer at the moment. 

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“Then the second is a 3 row Jeep, which can technically play in the identical phase as Grand Cherokee. Roughly 60% of that phase is three row, so Grand Cherokee has actually solely performed in 40%. That can open up that a part of the phase for us.”

The brand new three-row SUV will sit alongside a brand new Grand Cherokee mannequin, however is unlikely to put on the long-lasting nameplate.

“We’ll have the selection of Grand Cherokee or a special mannequin,” stated Manley. “For me, the Grand Cherokee is such an icon, in order that’s why I speak about [the new model] as a 3 row Jeep.

“It is like if I dramatically modified what Wrangler seemed like – I would be crucified! Grand Cherokee, apparently, has a buyer base that loves it as a result of it is bought rear-wheel drive, well-positioned stance, and dimensionally it is excellent.”

All three new fashions are anticipated to look a while in 2019, after Jeep has launched its Gladiator pick-up. And with plug-in energy for the Renegade and Compass fashions starring for Jeep on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present, anticipate hybrid energy to function in Wagoneer, Grand Cherokee and the brand new three-row mannequin, too.

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AUTO NEWS – New seven-seat SUV to hitch Grand Cherokee in rising Jeep vary


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