(UPDATE: the vehicle debuting on November 17 is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 392, and not the 2022 WL Jeep Grand Cherokee.)
Well folks, the wait for the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee might soon be over, after almost a decade of production for the outgoing WK2 model. Jeep has announced they will be unveiling a mystery new model on Tuesday, November 17, and chances are it will be the all-new Grand Cherokee.
It’s been a rocky road for the 2022 Grand Cherokee, as it was originally going to be revealed at the revamped, summer Detroit Auto Show. But the pandemic, unsurprisingly, canceled both the Auto Show and Jeep’s reveal plans. Still, Jeep said in February that we’d see the new model debut in 2020, and this November date seems like it could be the one.
This is further supported by a Jeep earnings call from this summer, where they announced a new three-row SUV will enter production in Q1 of 2021. They also said the new 2022 Grand Cherokee will enter production in Q3 of 2021. The new Grand Cherokee is expected to offer a three-row variant for the first time ever, so this means if we see a new Grand Cherokee on November 17, it’ll be the three row model.
Both the two and three-row 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee are expected to ride on a modified version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s Giorgio platform, and feature a similar lineup of engines to the outgoing model, but add a plug in hybrid down the line.
If not the Grand Cherokee, there are still some other possibilities. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are coming, but given the massive hype buildup of teaser images before the concept, we would expect more fanfare for the production model. Jeep just gave us a “save the date” announcement with no teaser shots or other information.
This mystery model could also be a production version of the V8 powered Jeep Wrangler 392 concept which was revealed this summer, at the same time as the Bronco. Sources say this vehicle will enter production, and it’s been seen testing on the streets since its reveal. Finally, the most disappointing option could be a facelift Jeep Compass, which has been spied testing. Luckily, Jeep says they will “unveil a new vehicle,” so we are expecting the Grand Cherokee.