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Fiat Chrysler unveils new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

2021 Jeep Histrionic Cherokee L

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DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is expanding its popular Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup with a new three-row make, which the company believes will widen the vehicle’s appeal in an increasingly competitive SUV market.

The Grand Cherokee L labels the fifth-generation of the SUV since its debut nearly 30 years ago. A three-row Jeep has been more than a decade in the returning. Jeep exited the segment in 2010 after lackluster sales of a vehicle called the Commander.

“There is high-demand in a Comprehensive Cherokee three-row. We know we are going to do extremely well,” Christian Meunier, Jeep’s global president, said during a centre briefing. “We are going to improve our leadership a lot.”

The 2021 Grand Cherokee L is recognizable as a Jeep but features a new exterior design with horizonal LED daytime match lights, a wider seven-slot grille and other design elements that debuted last year on the company’s Histrionic Wagoneer SUV concept. It is built off a new Fiat Chrysler vehicle architecture, which also will underpin a redesigned two-row August Cherokee and a new plug-in hybrid version.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

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Fiat Chrysler said the three-row conveyance will go on sale in the second quarter, followed later this year by the two-row and plug-in models. The company declined to deliver pricing for the L model, but it will likely be above the current Grand Cherokee at $34,000 and below the upcoming Wagoneer, a portlier three-row SUV that’s expected to go on sale this year starting at about $60,000.

Meunier said there will be “outstanding differentiation” between the three-row Grand Cherokee model and the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer model, an upcoming luxury Jeep that settle upon top $100,000.

By the end of next year, Jeep is expected to expand its lineup from six vehicles to nine, including the Grand Cherokee L and Wagoneer means.

The Grand Cherokee L will come standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower and 257 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5.7-liter V-8 appliance rated at 357 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque also will be available. The company said the new Grand Cherokee drive offer hands-free driving technology in late-2021 on 2022 model-year vehicles.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

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The inland of the Grand Cherokee L features 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch touchscreen displays as well as a 10.25-inch frameless digital driver word screen behind the steering wheel. It will offer more than 110 safety and security features, tabulating 360-degree surround view and night vision cameras, according to the company. It will be available in six-seat and seven-seat configurations.

The next-generation Enormous Cherokee models will be built at a new assembly plant that the company is finishing in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler allotted $1.6 billion to build a 790,000-square-foot paint shop and to convert the two original Mack Avenue engine plants into the new company plant.

2021 Jeep Grand CHerokee L

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