News Roundup: New Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai EV, Acura MDX Type S and more

This Week, Jeep prices the all-new Grand Cherokee, Hyundai teases a new EV crossover, Honda prices the sporty Civic Si, Volkswagen shows the Buzz, and Acura's MDX Type S is almost here.

Evan Williams By: Evan Williams November 8, 2021

Jeep’s all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee is set to show up at dealers by the end of the year and will start from $51,545. The new Grand Cherokee will be offered in Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit models, as well as a Summit Reserve special package. All will have standard 4×4 and will offer a 3.6-litre V6, while Trailhawk and higher will also offer a 5.7-litre Hemi V8. Standard driver aids include adaptive cruise, active lane management, rear cross path detection, and blind spot monitoring. An 8.4-inch standard screen and 10.1-inch option will both get Uconnect 5 infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Heated wheel and front seats are also standard kit. The two-row model joins the three-row Grand Cherokee L already on sale.

Hyundai teased the Seven concept, an all-electric SUV that will be fully revealed in LA next week. It shows Parametric Pixel lighting like that worn by the Ioniq 5 – this will likely make production as the Ioniq 7 – as well as new interior layouts and design including an interior lamp and what look to be wool fabrics. There are also front captain’s chairs that put serious emphasis on the Captain part of the equation. They look like they should be in a spaceship rather than a Hyundai.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ

Honda’s sport compact sedan has just been priced. The 2022 Honda Civic Si will start from $33,150 and is expected to hit dealers by the end of the year. The Ontario-built car will offer a 1.5-litre turbo-four that makes 200 hp along with 192 lb-ft of torque. The sole transmission will be a six-speed manual with rev-matching and the car will come standard with a mechanical limited-slip front differential. Sports seats are included with red trim and accents. On the outside, a honeycomb grille will replace the standard car’s nose. It will also have a reshaped rear bumper and a more aggressive nose. Blazing Orange Pearl paint will be offered, and the cars will have black trim.

2022 Honda Civic Si

Volkswagen revealed the ID.5 electric crossover coupe, and while it’s still uncertain if the more stylish version of the ID.5 will come here, there was another model hidden in the presentation that we think will. During the video premiere, Volkswagen showed an ID. Buzz wearing a camouflage wrap, but it still displayed a blunt nose (if slightly more raked than the concept), upright sides, and headlights that look ready for production.  There are door handles and mirrors, too, leaning further toward production-ready. In the video, which has since been removed, Volkswagen says that it will have more information early next year.

Volkswagen ID Buzz

Acura’s quicker, more powerful MDX Type S will be hitting dealers early next year. The 355 hp turbo V6 comes with Brembo brakes, 25 speakers, and adaptive damping air suspension, and will start from “in the high $70,000 range.” Expect that price to mean just about $80,000, a sharp jump over the Platinum Elite current top trim that starts from $68,900. Just 30 of the Type S models will be headed to Canada wearing the Tiger Eye Pearl paint seen in the photos, so if you’re looking for that one in particular you might want to get on the phone to your dealer. MDX Type S will also offer an Ultra package with Milano leather seats sporting special quilting along with massage front seats.

2022 Acura MDX