Today, more than three decades later, the Grand Cherokee has embraced the styling of the fifth generation (WL) since early 2021. Back then, Jeep first introduced the world to the long-wheelbase Grand Cherokee L version that blurs the lines between the mid-size and full-size segments where the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models are supposed to be kings. The classic, two-row version was then revealed that same fall and the models have lived a happy V6 and V8 life ever since.
However, the wind of change is blowing in Jeep's direction, too, as the brand doesn't have the same strong sales recently. As such, it's always good to quickly take care of core models to make them a little more desirable. Well, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators jumped ahead of Jeep for the upcoming 2025 or 2026 model year refresh of the WL Grand Cherokee. The good folks over at the Q Cars and AutomagzPro channels on YouTube, for example, have unleashed their resident pixel masters to portray the visions of this mid-size CUV well before the official reveal.
The peeps over at Q Cars probably think that a slightly more rugged Grand Cherokee will help Jeep set the model apart from unibody crossovers like Toyota's Highlander and make it a worthy adversary for the upcoming 2024 Land Cruiser, instead, even if their mid-size SUV doesn't feature a body-on-frame design. Well, if done right, a boxier styling could work wonders for Jeep – we have seen the Hyundai Santa Fe move in that direction and with great acclaim from both fans and critics.
If a slightly less expansive redesign is more likable, then no worries – AutomagzPro's resident pixel master has that unofficial styling covered, too. The choice is yours, after all – would you like to see a boxier Grand Cherokee to better fight the upcoming 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser and 2025 Hyundai Santa Fe or something along the same coordinates as today?