Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Greg Carloss: Jeep could only hold out for so long. After years of cries from the Jeep faithful, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are set to return to the brand. But, not quite yet; as this Grand Wagoneer Concept is just that, a concept. Though it does give us a good idea of what’s to come...a lot of luxury and lots of 3-row space.
Ultra-premium materials including plenty of leather and real wood trimare just the beginning; there will be multiple infotainment screens, including one for the passenger, as well as aluminum and even glass surfaces. All conceived with sustainability in mind.
Jessica Ray: Luxury really is in the details of the concept Grand Wagoneer with backlit badging, obsidian-finished wheels, and a full length glass panel roof. So the return of the Wagoneer is definitely more 'Grand' than it is 'Wagon' but that’s not surprising considering just how much large people haulers have evolved in the past few decades.
Greg Carloss: Powertrain details haven’t been released, but being based on the Ram’s full-frame truck chassis means powerful choices. We also anticipate a plug-in hybrid at some point. 4-wheel-drive systems however, will be typical capable Jeep.
John Davis: I think we can safely speculate that the Wagoneer will come standard with a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, with an optional 5.7-liter V8, both with FCA’s 48-volt e Torque mild-hybrid system. I think the Ram’s well-regarded 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 will be in the mix too. All with their latest 8-speed automatic transmission.
Greg Carloss: While Wagoneer will be aimed at Tahoe and Expedition; Grand Wagoneer has Navigator, Escalade, and even Range Rover in its sights. Both will arrive after the first of the year.
So, while they may look to the pastfor inspiration, this Jeep duo looks to deliver modern luxury and off-road performance like only Jeep can.
And we'll have much more coming up soon on MotorWeek.