Jeep Australia has released the MY21 Grand Cherokee, with two variants deleted from the large SUV’s range, while two others have had their pricing and standard equipment increased.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Jeep Australia spokesperson confirmed the Limited and Summit grades were axed due to customer demand shifting to the newer S-Limited and S-Overland.
For reference, the Limited and Summit grades were positioned between the Night Eagle and S-Limited, and the S-Overland and SRT respectively.
Speaking of the latter two, both of those grades are now $3500 dearer, at $82,950 and $95,950 plus on-road costs respectively, although buyers are compensated for the extra spend.
Specifically, the S-Overland now features an ‘SRT’ bonnet and front seats as well as Granite Crystal accents and a 19-speaker sound system.
Meanwhile, the SRT has added a dual-pane sunroof and the 19-speaker sound system, with both of those additions previously making up the optional Premium Package that commanded a $4650 premium.
All other grades carry over from MY20, with the range still starting from $59,950 and reaching $139,950 (see full pricing table below).
For reference, the Grand Cherokee is available with five engine options, including two V6s: a 213kW/347Nm 3.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 184kW/570Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel.
The large SUV is also offered with three petrol V8s: a 259kW/520Nm 5.7-litre naturally aspirated, a 344kW/624Nm 6.4-litre naturally aspirated and a 522kW/868Nm 6.2-litre supercharged.
No matter the engine option, the Toyota Kluger and Nissan Pathfinder rival is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and a version of Jeep’s four-wheel-drive system.
As reported, the next-generation Grand Cherokee (MY22) is due in Australia from late this year, with its pricing and full specification details yet to be released, so stay tuned.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing before on-road costs
|Night Eagle 3.6-litre V6 petrol||automatic||$59,950 (N/A)|
|Night Eagle 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel||automatic||$65,950 (N/A)|
|S-Limited 5.7-litre V8 petrol||automatic||$72,950 (N/A)|
|S-Limited 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel||automatic||$72,950 (N/A)|
|Trailhawk 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel||automatic||$75,950 (N/A)|
|S-Overland 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel||automatic||$82,950 (+$3500)|
|SRT 6.4-litre V8 petrol||automatic||$95,950 (+$3500)|
|Trackhawk 6.2-litre V8 supercharged petrol||automatic||$139,950 (N/A)|