WL74 Grand Cherokee and 4xe Announced

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WL74 Grand Cherokee and 4xe Announced

As expected, local press have confirmed the just launched WL74 2-row Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in Australia, along with 4xe PHEV variants, to replace the WK2 that launched in 2011. Availability is expected in the second half of 2022, after the three-row Grand Cherokee L launches locally in the first half and existing WK2 inventories are sold.

It is great to also see the off-road focused Trailhawk has carried over from the WK2, this time adding electronic front swaybar disconnect for the first time in its class and the first time we have seen the feature on a Jeep outside of the JK Wrangler Rubicon.

The 3.6L Pentastar V6 carries over along with the possibility of a future addition of the Hemi 5.7L V8, with local availability yet to be confirmed. With the 4xe to give flexibility of plug-in standalone electric power up to 40Km plus Hybrid and e-Save modes, with up to 700Km range, a diesel option is not expected to be offered.

US tow ratings are 2812Kg for the V6, 3265Kg for the V8 and 2720Kg for the 4xe - although we expect these to be somewhat higher after local tuning and launch, especially after comments by Global Head of Jeep, Christian Munier.