The 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L (WL) is expanding the most award-winning SUV nameplate by offer a three-row option for the first time. The three-row variant is part of a trio of offerings that the Jeep brand plan on showcasing under the Grand Cherokee nameplate, with two-row and electrified variants coming later this fall. But, many have questioned if Jeep plans on selling its American-built Grand Cherokee L globally, as it has with its two-row versions in the past.
Thanks to our good friends at Auto Segredos, they have caught Jeep engineers testing the Grand Cherokee L near Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the Jeep brand’s second-biggest market on the global stage, it makes sense that Jeep would be testing the waters to see if its new Grand Cherokee is up for the task in Brazil.
Currently, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (WK2) is available in Brazil, however, it has never been a strong seller in the Brazilian marketplace. So it makes perfect sense why this test vehicle appears to be a Limited trim.
The Limited slots above the entry-level Laredo trim level and just below the Overland in both the United States and Canada. Grand Cherokee L Limited raises the bar over the Laredo with Capri leather trim, single-color ambient lighting, memory driver seat/mirrors/telescoping steering wheel, LED foglamps, and offers an optional CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
The Limited also can come with the Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system, paired with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System and Hill Descent Control giving the Limited authentic Jeep 4×4 capability.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited comes standard with the following features…
- 18-Inch x 8-Inch Low-Gloss Highlight Silver Aluminum Wheels
- 265/60R18 Michelin Primacy XC A/S or Michelin Primacy LTX A/S Tires
- Selec-Terrain Traction Management System (on Quadra-Trac II Equipped Models)
- Power Liftgate
- Capri Leather Seats
- Automatic Highbeams
- Premium LED Fog Lamps
- Power Mirrors, Manual Foldaway with Heating Element, Blind-Spot Indicator, Memory, and Supplemental Turn Signals (Fine Silver Cap with Bright Chrome Insert)
- Single-Color Ambient Lighting For Instrument Panel, Front, and Rear Doors
- Memory System –
- Last Station Settings
- Driver’s Seat Position
- Exterior Mirrors
- Power-Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
- Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
- Power 8-Way Driver Seat with Memory and Power Front-Passenger Seat with Lumbar Adjuster
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Second-Row Seats
- Universal Garage Door Opener – Programmable, Three-Function
All 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited models are powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Engine Start/Stop (ESS) technology. The Pentastar is rated at 290 horsepower and 257 lb.-ft. of torque and come with dual exhaust standard. All Grand Cherokee L models come standard with 8-speed automatic transmission with a rotary dial shifter.
Now, while Jeep refuses to talk about future product placement, we did see that Ram was testing several 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel pickups throughout Brazil last year, before officially unveiling that Ram was indeed bringing the Rebel to Brazil for the first time this year. So this leads us to think, this is a strong indication that the Grand Cherokee L will be launched in Brazil by the end of the year.
To see more pictures of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited testing in Brazil, be sure to visit Auto Segredos. Don’t forget to check out our dedicated WLJeepForum.com forum, to discuss everything surrounding the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee (WL) models.