Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the rare SUV models that was always made with uni-body construction, while the rest of the SUV class was mostly made with body on frame construction, and then they shifted to uni-body one, when crossover class rouse to its current popularity. Capabilities that it offered for many years will be even further improved with the delivery of 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is one highly anticipated vehicle.
Originally this model was created by the team of three top designers: Larry Shinoda, Adam Clenet and Giorgetto Giugiaro as a replacement for the smaller Jeep Cherokee. First Jeep Cherokee model that was presented was Jeep Concept 1 which debuted in 1989. Three years later first production version of this model was presented at the 1992 North American Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. During its relatively long history, this SUV went through 4 generations, with a last generation switch being in 2010. There’s not to many info online about 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but we will try to give a good guess on its exterior, interior, performance and prices.
Last model of Grand Cherokee came with a redesigned front fascia and we hope that they will continue changing it in the new model year, until they totally dismiss the front styling they introduced as a 2014th year model. One of the worst things that come with 2015 redesigned model is its small grille, which looks like the ones you can see on vans and other industry vehicles. During this crossover madness on the market one of the top competitors can’t just put a van grille on. That’s just not right. Fortunately last year’s mo0del hasn’t lost its square shoulders and bulldog stance so the new design is not a complete failure. We hope for the best in the new model year.
Interior Of 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
We hope that 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to keep most parts of last year’s interior design, since it came with some nice quality leather and a lot of subtle accent lights that made quite an atmosphere. From hi tech features it came with 3 inch LCD touchscreen with audio controls, together with high definition audio system, wireless internet, power windows, locks and mirrors etc. Decent luxury and comfort has been offered but this could be even further improved and new model will certainly work this out.
When it comes to performance we don’t expect too many changes in 2016 model year. This crossover has really tough competition, but it somehow manages to stay on top. The 2016 model year won’t change much so expect Grand Cherokee to come with good old 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine that can deliver 290 horsepower plus 260 lb-ft of torque and comes with towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. Another option is the more powerful 5.7 liter HEMI V8 that comes with the nice fuel economy and towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. This engine is delivered with Fuel Saver Technology that is also combined with cylinder deactivation so it would run as a four cylinder unit when cruising and only a portion of power is required and can pumps max power when needed.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
Most expensive engine is the 3.0 liter EcoDiesel turbodiesel six cylinder engine that is able to produce 240 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque. Even it is not the most powerful unit it certainly is quite capable with lots of torque. This can be ideal choice for all those potential buyers that do not need max power and are looking for best way to reduce fuel bill.
Price of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is still unknown. Depending on the changes 2016 model year brings, price can stay the same as last year, which means $29,595, or it can go up for a hundred or two. Release date is another thing that has not been confirmed and we are waiting for it to be announced but we do expect it will probably come in the end of 2015.