The Jeep® brand is getting ready to launch its all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee three-row model (codenamed WL75). Our spy photographers have been busy capturing the new “yet to be named” Grand Cherokee three-row out testing on the streets of Metro Detroit, Arizona, and in Europe. But their latest images of a trio of the new models appear to be pre-production test vehicles of the end result.
We can start to see final production details, thanks to these latest high-resolution photos. We can see the new standard LED headlamps shining through the camouflage and the new LED signature daytime running lights (DRLs), which look very similar in shape to those found on the 2019+ Jeep Cherokee models. The prominent seven-slot grille can be seen as well. It appears that the foglights are in a similar location as the current model; however, it seems they are also LED light stripes now.
According to our sources, Jeep is looking at using the Unlimited name for the three-row Grand Cherokee model as it has for the four-door Wrangler. The “Grand Cherokee Unlimited” marks the first time that the Grand Cherokee has offered a third-row option and will be the model to launch the new Grand Cherokee when it starts production at the new Mack Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
If the 2022 Grand Cherokee lineup follows the formula of the 2021 model, this is more than likely the premium Summit model. This particular Summit model is equipped with a set of 20-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels wrapped with a set of Pirelli Scorpion Verde 265/50R20 Performance All-Season Tires. These tires are available on the current Grand Cherokee (WK2) models as optional tires.
We can also see a new dual-pane panoramic sunroof design, which ends just past the second row. A unique rear fascia allows dual exhaust outlets to come through the back bumper design. This follows a similar format found on the current Summit model.
Another model that our spy photographer seems to have caught is the Limited model. This model also features the dual-pane panoramic sunroof, just like the Summit. The Limited is wearing a set of 20-inch dual 5-spoke aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin rubber. Unlike the Summit model, it features a single exhaust that comes out underneath the rear bumper on the passenger side. This indicates that a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 might power this particular model.
The last model that was captured appears to be the entry-level Laredo model. The Laredo was caught wearing a set of 20-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels again wearing what seems to be Michelin rubber. Unlike the other models, the Laredo model appears not to have a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. On the current Laredo model, there is not an available panoramic sunroof option, and instead, a basic power sunroof is.
The interior will be a drastic departure from the current Grand Cherokee, featuring a much more modern design and premium materials. A 10.1-inch UConnect system will be available, running the new Android-based UConnect 5 operating system, which allows for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality along with faster processing speeds, new features, and a high-resolution display. Under that screen, we can see physical buttons for the climate controls and physical buttons for the heated and vented seats, unlike the current Grand Cherokee, which has to be operated through the UConnect system.
There will also be a 10.1-inch all-digital instrument cluster available, which can be seen in the photo below, along with a heads-up display and an all-new steering wheel with new switchgear and what looks to be scroll wheels on either side. Shifting will now be done through a rotary shifter in the center console.
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