Last week Jeep introduced the world to its all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L three-row SUV. Loaded with technology, upgraded hardware and a suite of driver assistance software, this new 4×4 is a much more modern take on an SUV than its decade-old predecessor. This debut hasn’t spelled the end of the WK2 Generation model just yet however. The outgoing two-row variant is slated to sell through the summer of the 2021 model year, before the next-gen five-seater arrives as a 2022 model. While this still gives prospective buyers a chance to get in on the WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee, luxury-oriented buyers may want to act fast. According to a new report from MoparInsiders, the Summit and Overland trims will leave production at the end of the month.
The outlet states that Jeep will slowly pare down the WK2 Grand Cherokee lineup during 2021, starting with the most luxurious models. There may be a few reasons for this decision, including the fact that luxury vehicle customers tend to buy during the early months of a new model year. Furthermore, Jeep may be looking to usher luxury-minded buyers into the new Grand Cherokee L model while they wait for the two-row layout to return.
As far as the rest of the WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup is concerned, we don’t yet have word about any more trims being removed from the order book. That said, it is possible that Stellantis will continue to slowly shrink the lineup in preparation for the 2022 model. That SUV isn’t slated to arrive until this summer however, which bodes well for the more mundane variants of the WK2 model.
If you are still interested in getting yourself a well-trimmed WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it appears that your time is running out. While it is exciting to see a new take on the most awarded SUV of all time, the WK2 has grown into a bit of a segment icon. That said, we can’t wait to get our hands on the new SUV and see just how much of an improvement Jeep has made.