Jeep has updated the Grand Cherokee for the 2017 model year, with a mildly camouflaged test mule being spied for first the first time recently by Autoblog photographers.
The Grand Cherokee will receive a mild refresh in the way of an updated front end that will incorporate a redesigned grille and a different front bumper, which can be seen through the camouflage on the front end by looking closely. New wheel options could also be on the table.
Under the hood a new, more economical version of Fiat Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Penstastar V6 with Flexfuel technology will serve as the base engine, while the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is also expected to stick around. A more powerful SRT model may also be on the cards with this update – perhaps with the 707 horsepower 6.2-liter Hellcat supercharged V8.
The updated Grand Cherokee will arrive sometime in the first-quarter of 2016, Autoblog says, which makes a debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit seem likely.