When the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L made its debut back in January, it provided fans with quite a bit to be excited about. Not only is this the first ever three-row variant of the legendary SUV, but it comes loaded with tons of new tech and features never before found in a Jeep product. And while this is all enticing stuff, Jeep buyers couldn’t help but notice that a fan-favorite trim level was missing from the lineup. More specifically, there was no Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model anywhere to be found. Thanks to some new spy shots uploaded to MoparInsiders, it appears that this won’t remain the case for much longer. Here is everything you need to know about this new WL Generation Grand Cherokee Trailhawk prototype.
The spy photos can be seen at the link provided here.
The first thing that you might notice when looking at this prototype SUV is the fact that it is a two-row model. This suggests that the automaker is reserving the off-road focused Trailhawk trim for the traditional two-row variant of the Grand Cherokee due for the 2022 model year. That would explain why they made no mention of the package during the Grand Cherokee L’s debut, though it is possible that the three-row could get the package in the future.
That said, there are a few similarities to point out that are shared with some of the larger models that we are already familiar with. The front facia of this prototype mirrors that of the three-row’s Overland trim, though the lower section has been tweaked for greater ground clearance. Further suggesting that this is indeed a Trailhawk, we can see the trim’s signature tow hooks located up-front, as well as what appears to be a 360 degree camera.
Of course the single biggest hint as to what is going on here are those meaty off-road tires. The WL Grand Cherokee Trailhawk prototype is wearing a set of Goodyear Wrangler Territory All-Terrain tires, which are the same units utilized by the Ram 1500 TRX. Not exactly the type of rubber you stick on an SUV that’s not made for tearing up off-road trails. Based on the previous Trailhawk models, we expect these tires will be backed up by Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, as well as their Quadra-Lift air suspension. As far as powertrain options go, we could see the same 3.6L V6 and 5.7L V8 engines as before, or even a new 4xe variant.
We still don’t have a ton of information about the upcoming WL Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, it is certainly in development. This is something that we know will get Jeep fans and buyers excited, as the package proved popular among WK Generation buyers. Expect more information to come as the two-row SUV approaches its official debut.