Jeep Want You to Think About Size

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
jeep want you to think about size

Frankly, who isn’t thinking about size? We could all use some more.

We’re talking about generous passenger and cargo volume, right? Surely. In that area, Jeep suggests it has your future size needs covered.

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— Jeep (@Jeep) August 10, 2020

Oh, what could Jeep be referring to here? Hmmm. While there exists two potential explanations for this tweet, the more likely of the two is the Grand Wagoneer scheduled for production in the second quarter of 2021, rather than the next-generation Grand Cherokee slated for a Q3 2021 build.

It looks like a product reveal, or at least the reveal of a timeline for that reveal, is imminent. And about time! The returning Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer are products Jeep really should have had on the market by now, if the popularity of other full-size domestic SUVs tell us anything.

When it appears, the duo will battle General Motors’s new-for-2021 full-sizers, as well as Ford’s Expedition and Lincoln’s flagship Navigator. There’s a lot of volume in that segment, and profit, too, if Jeep plays its product cards right. The current-generation Ram 1500 that underpins these future models is a good point to start from.

If the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer prove too hulking for a consumer’s tastes, Jeep plans to start production of a three-row, Grand Cherokee-based model in the first quarter of 2021, too. The name of that product remains an unknown.

Normally, an automaker going extra-heavy in a certain size class could be accused of being reckless, but Jeep already has the lower triers of driving well covered. With these products, it’s just covering the bases, plugging any white space it can find in its portfolio.

[Image: Chris Tonn/TTAC]

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Aug 11, 2020

    When I see Jeep Wrangler owners in their fully dressed angry eyed trucks navigating not much more than a speed bump at the mall I guess they can only think about size.

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    • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Aug 12, 2020

      YOu do realize these people use their Jeeps for more than just off road use. Unless you see them 24 hours a day how do you know they never go off road?

  • BC BC on Aug 11, 2020

    Seems like they are going to purposely mess up the grand Cherokee. It’s either going to be shrunk and/or made soccer mom safe. FCA knows how to sell masculinity and they won’t let you have it for $45k if you’re willing to pay $60k+.

    • Teddyc73 Teddyc73 on Aug 12, 2020

      What evidence do you have Jeep is going to "purposely mess up the grand Cherokee"? You haven't even seen it yet?

  • Jeff S Corey--We know but we still want to give our support to you and let TTAC know that your articles are excellent and better than what the typical articles are.
  • Jeff S A sport utility vehicle or SUV is a car classification that combines elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.There is no commonly agreed-upon definition of an SUV and usage of the term varies between countries. Thus, it is "a loose term that traditionally covers a broad range of vehicles with four-wheel drive." Some definitions claim that an SUV must be built on a light truck chassis; however, broader definitions consider any vehicle with off-road design features to be an SUV. A [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossover_(automobile)]crossover SUV[/url] is often defined as an SUV built with a unibody construction (as with passenger cars), however, the designations are increasingly blurred because of the capabilities of the vehicles, the labelling by marketers, and electrification of new models.The predecessors to SUVs date back to military and low-volume models from the late 1930s, and the four-wheel drive station wagons and carryalls that began to be introduced in 1949. The 1984 [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)]Jeep Cherokee (XJ)[/url] is considered to be the first SUV in the modern style. Some SUVs produced today use unibody construction; however, in the past, more SUVs used body-on-frame construction. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the popularity of SUVs greatly increased, often at the expense of the popularity of large [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedan_(automobile)]sedans[/url] and station wagons.More recently, smaller SUVs, mid-size, and crossovers have become increasingly popular. SUVs are currently the world's largest automotive segment and accounted for 45.9% of the world's passenger car market in 2021. SUVs have been criticized for a variety of environmental and safety-related reasons. They generally have poorer fuel efficiency and require more resources to manufacture than smaller vehicles, contributing more to climate change and environmental degradation. Between 2010 and 2018 SUVs were the second largest contributor to the global increase in carbon emissions worldwide. Their higher center of gravity increases their risk of rollovers. Their larger mass increases their stopping distance, reduces visibility, and increases damage to other road users in collisions. Their higher front-end profile makes them at least twice as likely to kill pedestrians they hit. Additionally, the psychological sense of security they provide influences drivers to drive less cautiously. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_utility_vehicleWith the above definition of SUV any vehicle that is not a pickup truck if it is enclosed, doesn't have a trunk, and is jacked up with bigger tires. If the green activists adhere to this definition of what an SUV is there will be millions of vehicles with flat tires which include HRVs, Rav4s, CRVs, Ford Escapes, Buick Encores, and many of compact and subcompact vehicles. The green movement is going to have to recruit millions of new followers and will be busy flattening millions of tires in the US and across the globe. Might be easier to protest.
  • Sckid213 I actually do agree that most Nissans are ultimately junk. (I also think many BMWs are also). I was talking challenging the 3 in terms of driving dynamics. Agree all were failures in sales.
  • THX1136 More accurately said, we are seeing exponential growth in the manufacturing capabilities in this market. Unless, of course, all those vehicles are sold with customers waiting until more a produced so they can buy. Indeed, there are certainly more EVs being purchased now than back in 2016. Is demand outstripping manufacturing? Maybe or maybe not. I sincerely don't know which is why I ask.
  • ToolGuy The page here (linked in the writeup) is ridiculously stupid https://www.tyreextinguishers.com/how-to-spot-an-suvLike, seriously stupid, e.g., A) Not sure that particular Volvo is killing the planet as quickly as some other vehicles we might choose. B) A Juke is "huge"??? C) The last picture shows a RAV4 Hybrid?
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