The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is arguably one of the most hotly anticipated new vehicles in Jeep’s future product portfolio. Designed to revive the Grand Wagoneer nameplate and also compete with the glitzy luxury full size SUVS that currently reign supreme over the utility landscape, the three row offering has alot riding on it. But for a model that has been this eagerly anticipated, the normally bold reps at Jeep have so far kept things tightly under wraps. But Jeep North America boss Jim Morrison is now sharing a little more information on the secretive project.
“I think one of the things we like about the Jeep brand is that we pay attention to what our customers are saying. They’ve said they wanted a pickup truck? We’ve given the Gladiator. They’ve said they wanted a Wrangler with a diesel? We’ve given them EcoDiesel. So obviously we pay attention to them and close attention to what our customers are looking for. It makes a lot of sense to be next out of the chute with the Grand Wagoneer, but more on that soon,” he quipped during an interview with AutoGuide.
That does not reveal too much for casual listeners, but recent spy shots suggest that the Grand Wagoneer will have a strong resemblance to the popular Grand Cherokee, but on a much grander scale. The Grand Wagoneer will ride on the same platform as the popular Ram 1500 pickup, and will likely share the truck’s powertrains. This would not only simplify production, but also allow buyers to choose between a V6 or a V8. Jeep’s own future product map also hints that plug-in hybrid capability will also be coming to the model in sn effort to win over mileage focused buyers craving good fuel economy.
Look for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer to make its debut in the middle part of the year possibly in June at the Detroit Auto Show. Pricing will most likely be revealed at that point, with reports suggesting a figure thst can go past the six figure mark when opulently equipped. Sales would start a year later, which could make 2022 the inaugural year for Grand Wagoneer.
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