New cabin looks to be big step up from today's car, but the loss of the traditional transmission shifter could be controversial.
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An interior design document has potentially revealed the cabin of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Instagram user thejeep_guy posted an interior design document (below) on his feed. The slightly torn piece of paper contains a small rendered image of the Grand Cherokee's interior in the top left corner.

It's not clear how far into the development process this rendering was produced.

If accurate, the next-generation Grand Cherokee's dashboard will have a much sleeker and visually appealing design than today's car, which went into production back in 2010.

In addition to a large horizontal band of wood and plenty of leather accents the new cabin features a slightly reclined capacitive touchscreen, and rotary dials for both the terrain selector and transmission.

The sheet lays out options for components, and whether they can be shared with other models to be based on the new Grand Cherokee's platform.

Among the items on the sheet are 7.0- and 10.1-inch instrumentation displays; 7.0-, 8.4- and 10.1-inch touchscreen units; and an updated steering wheel design.

According to Car and Driver the new Grand Cherokee will ride on a stretched version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia's rear- and all-wheel drive platform.

Available drivetrains are said to include a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre Pentastar V6, and a Hemi V8. Plug-in hybrid and EcoDiesel variants are also reportedly in the works.

If the American magazine is correct, the Grand Cherokee will remain a five-seat vehicle with seven-seat duties to be handled by a larger but related model, possibly the new Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer.