Jeep recently revealed the new 2022 Grand Cherokee L, and while people are entitled to their opinion about its design, one digital artist decided to take it in a completely different direction.
Youtuber TheSketchMonkey is no stranger to outlandish vehicle redesigns, and this one is no different. Instead of restyling the new SUV, though, he rendered the Grand Cherokee L as a sedan after a request in a comment on a previous video.
Apparently one of the biggest challenges with this redesign was the proportions. When a vehicle is as tall as the Grand Cherokee L, the proportions of its body have to have the height to match, and the reverse is true for your run-of-the-mill sedan. As a result, after lowering the SUV, the original proportions needed to be altered in order to make the redesign work.
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The goal of the SUV’s sedan makeover was to create something that was inherently American to fit with Jeep’s image. As such, TheSketchMonkey chose to go for a large, stately design with little to no sporting intentions, contrary to many of the sedans on sale today. He was looking to create something along the lines of a Chrysler 300, as even though that car does have a few sportier variants, the design remains very traditional and restrained.
In fact, the finished product bears a resemblance to that Chrysler 300, albeit with a different face. However, Jeep only makes SUVs and pickup trucks, so a sedan is definitely out of the question.
Note: The renderings were created by TheSketchMonkey and are not related to or endorsed by Jeep