With production of the 2021 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee officially underway at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, we are just a year out from the replacement for the WK2-generation SUV. Despite the fan-favorite Jeep approaching the end of its run, FCA has gone ahead and updated the lineup yet again, including the addition of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X package.
The new Laredo X model was first reported on by the folks over at Mopar Insiders, and it blends together features found on last year’s Laredo E and Altitude trim levels. Not only does this new package bring some upmarket options down to a more affordable price point, but it is now the only Grand Cherokee that can be had with the dark-themed package.
The Grand Cherokee Laredo X is powered by the 3.6L Pentastar V6, and can be had in either 2WD or 4×4 spec. Features of the new package include a set of 18-inch Fine Silver Aluminum wheels, heated black suede and leather seats, and Jeep’s ECO suspension. Other hardware upgrades include an 8.4-Inch Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, a heated steering wheel, remote start capabilities, a power liftgate, and a 115-Volt Power Outlet among others.
The MSRP for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X starts at $37,745 for a two-wheel drive model, with prices jumping up to $39,745 for the 4×4. These prices exclude the $1,495 destination charge. The Laredo X package will be available in six exterior color options: Bright White, Billet Silver, Diamond Black, Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, and Velvet Red. Only Bright White is a no-cost option, with the other hues requiring an additional payment of $245.
The WK2-generation Grand Cherokee has been a massive success for the Jeep brand, and will likely remain a popular seller in its last year as the current model. That’s a pretty impressive feat, considering that this platform first went into production back in 2010. Only time will tell if Jeep will get as much use out of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform that will underpin the WL-generation SUV.