The upcoming iteration of the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, slated for release in 2028, has unveiled exciting prospects following the recent labor contract ratification between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Stellantis. The agreement outlines that the current generation Grand Cherokee, the two-row (WL74) and three-row (WL75) versions, will remain in production until 2027 and 2028, respectively. Furthermore, both variants are scheduled to undergo a mid-cycle refresh in late 2024 for the 2025 model year.
Anticipated in late 2027, the introduction of an all-new Grand Cherokee, codenamed J6U, is poised to debut as a 2028 model. Projections suggest that the J6U model will represent a fresh two-row iteration of the highly acclaimed SUV nameplate, with a three-row variant expected to follow a year later, mirroring the current generation Grand Cherokee (WL) trajectory.
These new models will roll off the production line at the Detroit Assembly Complex, continuing the tradition established by their predecessors on Detroit’s east side.
Despite Stellantis’ commitment to achieving 50% of its U.S. sales through all-electric vehicles by 2030, the automaker appears dedicated to preserving internal combustion engines (ICEs). The contractual insights indicate that an ICE-powered and a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) model will be offered. These models will be built upon the unibody STLA Large architecture, an evolution of the current Giorgio architecture used for the existing models.
The 2028 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to maintain its current stature as an E-segment SUV, ensuring it retains its size advantage over the upcoming all-electric 2025 Jeep Recon (EJ) and Jeep Cherokee (KM) offerings. This strategic positioning is aimed at preventing overlap within the brand’s portfolio.
The forthcoming iteration of the Grand Cherokee is anticipated to continue its legacy as a flagship model within the Jeep lineup, solidifying its pivotal role as one of the brand’s most essential nameplates.