Back in February, Jeep® announced that its all-new electrified Grand Cherokee 4xe would be heading to the European Union (E.U.). The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be the only powertrain offered in the E.U., as strict emissions regulations continue to push automakers to 100% electrification. But our friend Walter Vayr of GabetzSPYUnit has caught an interesting two-row Grand Cherokee (WL74) that has all of the E.U. safety equipment but is not a 4xe model.
If you look closely at this 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited model, you will notice the dual headlamp washers integrated into the front fascia. Those with really keen eyes will notice that the front fascia on this Limited model matches the only one the three-row Grand Cherokee L (WL75). So why the change over the same front fascia found on the North American WL74 models? Our sources say that the WL75 front fascia meets all of the safety requirements for Europe’s pedestrian safety legislation.
We believe this test vehicle to be for the Middle-East region. In November, Jeep launched the American-made three-row Grand Cherokee L in the Middle-East market. So far, it has been a strong seller for that region despite supply restrictions. In that market, Jeep offers the Grand Cherokee L in all four trims (Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit – that includes the Summit Reserve). Both Pentastar V6 and HEMI V8 powertrains are available as well. It is highly likely, that the same formula will follow the launch of the two-row model.
It still is unsure if the off-road-oriented Trailhawk model will join the rest of the Grand Cherokee lineup or not. The new Trailhawk features standard all-terrain tires, an integrated off-road camera, Quadra-Lift air suspension with up to 11.3 inches (28.7cm) of ground clearance, improved approach, departure, and break-over angles, and the Quadra-Drive II active transfer case with rear eLSD and Selec-Terrain. With those kinds of attributes, we expect the Trailhawk to join the lineup as well for the sand-dominated region.
We expect an official announcement from Jeep Middle-East soon.
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