Jeep Grand Wagoneer To Return In 2018
March 3rd, 2015 11:33 PM Share
Jeep’s Mike Manley told the press at Geneva that there’s a Grand Wagoneer coming — but the details of that arrival are, so far, thin on the ground.
Pricing and content of the Grand Wagoneer has not been settled, but it’s possible that it will share components with the Maserati Levante. There will also be a single model to replace both Patriot and Compass and sit above the Renegade. Insofar as Jeep is arguably the only American brand besides with Tesla with genuine upper-middle-class credibility, there’s clearly room for a more expensive take on the Jeep formula. Not to mention all the families in the Hamptons who are waiting to replace their old ones, right?
Published March 4th, 2015 9:15 AM
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Gotta luv those evening romantic ads.. Compare the soft ambience of those orange parking lights to todays checkered LED's.
This will almost certainly end up on the Current GC / ML / GL chassis...but what about making it Ram based? That'd give the size-up to meaningfully separate it from the GC and compete with the Escalade, et al. Towing capacity matters on the bigger SUVs, 5-6klbs doesn't really cut it. There aren't that many examples around that can tow a typical wakeboard boat or enclosed race trailer these days.
It will have 3 rows it will Come with full time 4x4 and have 2-3 trim levels ranging from luxury to oil baron. V-8 and diesel only bigger than a Tahoe and a little less than burban but able to take you places only a jeep can in heated and massaged leather luxury. The only question is if they have the huevos to put the woodgrain on. If they pull this off right they'll eat Cadillac's lunch. If you can afford an Aspen ski cabin or summer in the Hamptons you'd never have something as gauche as an escalade in the garage. But a jeep Grand wagoneer would be perfect.
This is, what, the seventh straight year that the new GW is only a couple years away?