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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Changes and Rumors — More Power and New Design

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will definitely come updated and facelifted, and moreover, this popular SUV will be offered with some new features that will make it more powerful and efficient. The automaker plans to add couple new details on the exterior, as well as an updated interior design, but the biggest changes should happen under the hood. The rumors suggest that there won’t be new engines, but the existing lineup should be revamped and stronger. In addition, the 2017 Grand Cherokee will get an all-new transmission.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Engines and Performance

As we already said, the engines of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will stay as before. Still, both a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a 5.7L Hemi V8 will be more powerful, and there newest rumors say that they might be 10 percent powerful that now. The engines will be paired with an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission that is characterized with smooth shifting, which will be provided by monitoring a variety of useful variables as friction, gradual changes, gear, torque, engine temperature… Of course, since there will be more power, we expect better towing capacities, and some reports suggest that it will go over the 8000 pounds.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Cosmetic Changes and New Interior

The exterior changes of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee should not involve anything radical. The SUV will keep its present measures, but the carmaker might do some shave-weight. The cosmetic changes will be most noticeable at the front end, where we expect to see a redesigned grille and a new headlight styling. In addition, there could be new bumper treatment, as well as larger air intakes. The interior will feature all-new trims and updated infotainment system, while there should be some new tweaks on the dash as well.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Arrival and Price

Information that regards the arrival of 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is unconfirmed, but we found out that it will be introduced in early 2016. The base model should start with pretty reasonable price of around $32,000, while the top trim model could go over 60,000.