Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently revealed the company’s five-year plan to investors during their annual Capital Markets Day in Balocco, Italy. Focused on four brands: Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati, each presentation included a five-year product roadmap that ends in 2022.
It was there that Motor Authority asked company CEO Sergio Marchionne about the next generation Grand Cherokee’s platform. The CEO himself confirmed that the new Grand Cherokee will be underpinned by a stretched version of the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform. Said platform is already being used in the Stelvio SUV, as well as the Giulia sedan.
"It started originally off the Alfa architecture, which has now been modified and extended to reach both a two-row and a three-row Grand Cherokee," said Marchionne.
Projected to debut by 2022, the new Grand Cherokee’s platform is said to be completed already even though the model’s release date is still under wraps. Joining the Grand Cherokee are two other three row models, an E-segment SUV and a model simply labeled as Low D.
When the models do arrive, they will all be offered with an electric powertrain of some kind as Jeep plans to provide an electrification option for each nameplate by 2021. Meaning the Grand Cherokee will get a plug-in hybrid option from the looks of it.