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The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be even more family friendly than previous models because it will have seven seats. A very popular SUV, Jeep’s flagship Grand Cherokee is scheduled to undergo a major overhaul and emerge even better in 2020. This planned all-new model will have seven seats spread out over three rows. The company says expanding the seating capacity of the Grand Cherokee will plug a huge gap in their current line-up of SUVs. For buyers it means their beloved Jeep Grand Cherokee can comfortably hold even more family and friends.

Built In A Retooled Detroit Facility

The information coming out of American news sources is Mike Manley, the new CEO of the company, has decided where the overhaul of the Jeep Grand Cherokee  will take place. It’s an engine facility in Detroit that’s been dormant for some time It will be retooled to produce the planned three-row version of the Grand Cherokee. The reports say the new three-row Grand Cherokee won’t replace the popular five-seat version of the SUV. Instead, it will be added to the lineup.

Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer And Grand Wagoneer

The company will not only be manufacturing the three-row Grand Cherokee at the retooled factory in Detroit. Jeep plans to bring back the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer nameplates. Those two vehicles will be produced at the retooled Detroit facility as well. The production of the new three-row Grand Cherokee is set to run alongside that of the relaunched Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. No matter what Jeep model you want, you can check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

News On The Jeep Flagship’s Upgrade

The Detroit News, an American news outlet, recently published reports show the progress Jeep is making on their Detroit facility. Plus, the publication will let the public know exactly when they will begin to see Jeep’s now-aging flagship be given its much needed update. Earlier this year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced their five-plan. One of the major features of that plan was the changes and upgrades to the Grand Cherokee. Executives at FCA had promised that by 2022 there would be a new Jeep Grand Cherokee model. However, Jeep has now chosen the 2021 model year as their new target. That means by late 2020 there could be a new Jeep Grand Cherokee hitting the streets.

A Busy Time For Jeep

The underpinning of the new Grand Cherokee draws on the architecture of the Alfa Romero Giorgio. The Stelvio SUV uses the same architecture. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be built on an entirely different platform and the new Grand Cherokee will be released before they are. FCA’s five-year plan means the next few years will be very busy for Jeep. The company has promised there will be more Trackhawk models. Plus they say they will also launch the off-road-focused Deserthawk nameplate’s performance models.

New CEO Mike Manley said the Trailhawk models are acknowledged tops in their segments and the Trackhawk with its on-road capability followed. He pointed out the all-new Deserthawk with its high-speed desert capability is the company’s planned third hawk.

Jeep has drawn on its decades of experience and created the Jeep Compass Latitude. This refined, budget subcompact SUV provides a good drive and offers good value without having to compromise its rough, rugged and always ready to ride Jeep spirit. Whether you want to load up your stuff and head out for an off-roading adventure, navigate urban traffic or head on down the highway, you can do it in style and comfort and with equal aplomb in the 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude. This vehicle has everything you need to do anything you want and it’s affordable too. It has a base price of only $24,395.

The Soul Of A Jeep

The subcompact Compass is built on Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s solid 4×4 ‘small-wide’ architecture. It has four-wheel independent suspension, can provide ground clearance of up to 8.5 inches and is built to handle rough dirt roads, winding, hilly country roads, snow-covered suburban roads and anything else you might encounter. Its iconic black seven-slot grille, chrome accents, multi-plane hood, flared fenders and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels make the Compass Latitude resemble the Cherokee. It 2,000 pound towing capacity proves this SUV has the authentic soul of a Jeep.

An Impressive Interior

The cabin of the Compass Latitude comes with FCA’s uConnect infotainment system, a new 7-inch or available 8.4-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a large HD display between the speedometer and analog tachometer and phone charging USB ports in the front and back. Its heated, well-weighted, steering wheel has media controls on the back, driver-assist functions on the right and on the left the instrument cluster and the phone. There’s an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, comfortable leather-trimmed front and back seats, panoramic sunroof, door panels with black stitching and between 27.2 and 59.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Together they produce an impressive understated stylishness.

All Good Under The Hood

The drivetrain of the all-wheel-drive Jeep Compass Latitude is made up of a 180 horsepower, 2.4-liter, inline-four M-Air engine that produces 175 pound-feet of torque working in harmony with an FCA nine-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can also choose a more affordable front-wheel-drive version of the Compass Latitude with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The SUV averages 25 mpg, in city driving it gets 22 mpg and on the highway the Compass Latitude gets 30 mpg. Its auto, snow, sand and mud selectable drive modes help to improve its performance. To see how it performs, check one out at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

A Remarkable Vehicle

Jeep is an expert at building durable, versatile, SUYs and the Compass Latitude continues in that tradition. Its well thought-out, smart and uncluttered interior, is full of cutting-edge technology. The sub-compact SUV is a joy to drive. It has rock steady handling, a composed, quiet ride and an interior that feels surprisingly
spacious. The Jeep Compass Latitude’s OEM system shuts off engine when the vehicle stops at an intersection or a stoplight to boost its mileage. At its affordable price point, the fun to drive, durable, good-looking Jeep Compass Latitude is a very good value.