Here's Your First Look at the Jeep Grand Wagoneer (and More of the 2018 Wrangler)

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
here s your first look at the jeep grand wagoneer and more of the 2018 wrangler

The story goes that someone at a recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealer meeting acted quickly when the automaker flashed images of future Jeep models across the screen.

While FCA hasn’t given the public so much as a hint of what the upcoming, range-topping Jeep looks like, we now have a better idea, all thanks to that person’s quick-draw camera. Oh, and there’s plenty of 2018 Wrangler details to gleam, too.

Jeep’s Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are standalone models slotting above the Grand Cherokee, riding a version of that model’s next-generation platform. Expect mondo luxury when they land as 2019 models, we’re told. The top-shelf model could fetch

the hood and doors, should help lower its curb weight. (One Jeep enthusiast already knows all about that hood.)

The image is dark, but it’s easy to spot larger turn signal lamps stretching most of the way across the leading edge of the front fenders. A broader, shapelier bumper clearly hints at aerodynamic improvements and friendlier pedestrian impacts. It seems there’s still a gap between bumper and fender, so thank God for that.

An eight-speed automatic transmission joins the model, with fuel efficiency gains stretched by the likely addition of a roughly 300 horsepower “Hurricane” four-cylinder engine. Don’t worry, a six-speed manual carries over. A diesel powerplant and a pickup variant are also on tap for the next-generation Wrangler, which should show itself sometime next year.

[Images: KGP Photography]

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  • Tstag Tstag on Oct 19, 2016

    Meant to add you can park any Land Rover model next to another and no matter the price it works....

  • White Shadow White Shadow on Oct 20, 2016

    I first saw those same first two pictures on the Jeep forums two years ago. You guys were duped.

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  • ToolGuy Seems pretty reasonable to me. (Sorry)
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