By on August 28, 2020

It’s a day of the week, which means it’s time for another installment in Jeep’s ongoing teaser campaign for its upcoming full-size SUVs. Thankfully, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, or at least the latter model, will see the light of day on September 3rd.

The images released by Jeep on Friday show additional glitter and acres of roof glass, but the vehicle itself might not be exactly what greets buyers next year.

Nothing strikes fear into hopeful hearts like the appearance of the word “concept,” but that’s apparently what the vehicle being teased is. As noted by Motor1, the Facebook Live caption for next week’s reveal cites a “Wagoneer Concept,” leading us to hope the unwrapped vehicle closely mirrors the production model. From what we’ve seen, the Wagoneer/Jeep Wagoneer needn’t be a piece of vaporware. Production stars in the second quarter of 2021; as such, the vehicle revealed on September 3rd will likely be more of a pre-production prototype than something fanciful and exaggerated.

Zoom in on that lengthy glass roof and you’ll see a map of Detroit laid over top of it. Alrighty. The middle second-row seatback also seems to be folded down for the convenience of outer-seat passengers, or it’s a complete console.

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As for the second image, chrome-laden vents and brushed metal dash sides lends the interior an upscale, retro flair. It also works well with what we’ve seen of the vehicle/concept’s exceptionally bright grille.

You’ll also note an inscription of the vehicle’s outline, underscored by “Est. 1963” — the model’s birth date.

With six days to go before Jeep reveals the vehicle in full, we wager’s there still an opportunity for at least one additional teaser.

[Images: Jeep/Twitter]

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24 Comments on “Look at the Glass on That: Your Regularly Scheduled Jeep Grand Wagoneer Update Arrives...”


  • avatar
    ToolGuy

    The cityscapes plastered all over the teaser images are intended to reinforce the urban focus of this vehicle.

    • 0 avatar
      ajla

      The Grand Wagoneer was always the “fancy” Jeep so I think this will be much less of an issue compared to Land Rover softening the Defender. It needs to be better off-road than a Suburban or Expedition (which shouldn’t be hard) but anyone hoping for a full-on Land Cruiser will likely be disappointed.

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  • avatar
    Tstag

    The Range Rover is a fancy 4×4 but I bet it’s awesome off-road. It’s got great angles of arrival and departure and it’s break over angles are good. It’s also got a great wading depth.

    The Wagoneer is a jacked up estate with old fashioned body on frame to boot. So it compromises ride for what? Range Rover compromises very little really.

    Indeed another interesting comparison is the new Defender to the Wrangler. The Wrangler in the UK costs almost the same as the Defender 90. It’s obviously very good off-road and a lot of fun. The Defender however actually has better wading depth, and largely the same off-road capability, it’s less fun off-road but extremely capable. Here I’m not making an argument for either one but they are different. Same as the Wagoneer is more of a rival to a station wagon than a Range Rover which will destroy it offroad

    • 0 avatar
      ajla

      “So it compromises ride for what?”
      Versus the Range Rover, I expect the Jeep will start at least $20K less (in the US anyway) and will have a few hundred pound advantage in payload and towing capacity (again, in the US as I know European ratings can be different).

      • 0 avatar
        Tstag

        I suspect it will be cheaper, but that just draws comparisons with the equally good Off-road RR Sport.

        Where this will do well is with people who want a jacked up station wagon. I’d wager there is a market for that as they will have the market for station wagon SUVs to themselves, for now at least

        • 0 avatar
          EBFlex

          “ Where this will do well is with people who want a jacked up station wagon.”

          So, in other words, anyone that wants an SUV. Because SUVs have been nothing more than station wagons (although less practical) for decades.

          • 0 avatar
            Tstag

            To be fair to Jeep I’m in the market for a SUV with the room of a Station Wagon. Over in Europe there aren’t really many options. If you look at something like a Kia or Ford SUV the load capacity is no where near what you’d find in a regular Station Wagon. The closest I’ve seen are the full size Discovery or the old XC60 at that the smaller end.

            So the Wagoneer has the SUV station Wagon market to itself for now. It’s a good move but let’s be clear it’s going to be compromised off-road because of the departure angle so comparisons to luxury SUVs are ridiculous. A BMW X5 would probably be better off-roading. The whole body on frame is daft when you consider that.

        • 0 avatar

          While FCA talks about RR I think they would be happy taking Tahoe, Expedition, Armada and Sequoia sales as well.

    • 0 avatar
      EBFlex

      What? The Wagoneer is body on frame?

      Try again kiddo.

      • 0 avatar

        Rumor is Grand Wagoneer is based on Ram 1500 so yep body on frame.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          It’s not just the Wagoneer. Next they’ll use the Ram 1500 chassis for an Expedition/Tahoe/Suburban competitor. Or they’re incredibly stupid.

          It get it, they’ve had their head up their A$$ the last few decades starting with Iacocca. He meant well but had a one track mind.

          CAFE/emissions cares or restrictions are basically neutered at this point anyway.

          They could dig up “Ramcharger” give it 4-doors, 4Lo, utilize “Town & Country” or “Le Baron” for trim levels or a Chrysler luxo, but definitely a Hellcat edition.

          Ford, GM and the Chrysler/Dodge/Ram/Jeep end of Fiat or Peugeot or who ever owns them now, are basically the same, or in the same boat.

          So when one has incredible success in one segment, offering, trim or specialty, the others had better step up. Yeah, Monkey See, Monkey Do. There’s no shame in that, but it’s more critical now than ever.

          Clearly the Ram 1500 line/platform is way underutilized.

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    “Come out and play!”

    – golf ball-sized hail

  • avatar
    Super555

    Is that a Ford Expedition clone which also looks just like a Suburban/Tahoe?

    Disappointing so far.

  • avatar
    jimmeh72

    I think its fairly obvious that the Grand Wagoneer is going to be positioned well above the Tahoe/Denali, Expedition crowd. Those vehicles already feel very cheap inside, with hard plastics and poor build quality that will immediately feel like a 10 year old, ex rental car when the JGW is released. I know that we have only seen teaser photos, but look at the materials quality already. Its going to be fantastic. Next, onto the Grand Cherokee!

    • 0 avatar
      EBFlex

      I’m all fairness the new GM SUVs are fantastic inside and out. Very premium. The Expedition however is pathetic. Awe full interior and exterior. Yet another “all new” vehicle that Ford just phoned in (like the Blazer…err…Bronco, the F150/Super duty, etc).

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        EBFlex, silliness aside, the Expedition and its GM rivals are very closely matched. It comes down to preference, no different than picking a fullsize pickup.

        Except it’s clear Silverado and Sierra interiors are in last place behind all fullsize pickups. They’re the same since ’14 and waiting for the fix.

        • 0 avatar
          EBFlex

          They’re not the same but ok

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            Show a significant or insignificant area where the GM clones better the Expedition. It’s clear they’ve been battling for the same customers for a while.

            Except it makes no sense the GM fullsize pickup twins, GM’s main income, get so neglected.

          • 0 avatar
            EBFlex

            Better interior, more power train options, better use of interior space, cheaper in some instances.

            Let’s not lose sight of the fact that the “all new” expedition can barely do better than the ancient Durango. That’s telling.

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            It’s all subjective and those are opinions. Or your opinion on what you think is important to all buyers.

            They’re all good enough in all areas, where as if one has superior towing for example, or legroom or power points, it’s hardly much less or worse in the other choice.

            Splitting hairs aside, point to one specific item or spec where it could possibly kill the sale of an Expedition with typical buyers.

            The keypad entry could win the sale for the Expedition, but again, it’s probably not a big deal for most buyers.

          • 0 avatar
            EBFlex

            It’s not my opinion. Motor Trend tested the new Expedition against a handful of SUVs when it came out and it barely beat the ancient Durango. Just the facts:

            https://www.motortrend.com/cars/chevrolet/tahoe/2018/ford-expedition-vs-chevrolet-tahoe-vs-dodge-durango-vs-toyota-sequoia-vs-nissan-armada/

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            What do you have against 1st Place? Maybe the Durango was a close 2nd, but that’s still way ahead of the Tahoe’s poor showing.

            “…Ford Expedition XLT offered up the best balance of interior room and creature comforts…”

          • 0 avatar
            EBFlex

            The fact that the “all new” Expedition beat out SUVs that are at the end of their product cycle is not an achievement to get all hot and bothered over. It’s pathetic that Ford, with its much deeper pockets and much larger amount of (incompetent?) staff, that they barely beat out the ancient Durango that was first being developed when Chrysler was going through bankruptcy and is a tweener in that full size category. It’s much smaller than the others in that review yet it punches way above its weight. The Durango got significantly better fuel economy out of its proper V8 versus the Expedition with its high strung V6. uConnect was favored over my Ford touch sync or whoever they are calling their awful system these days.

            “Despite being the smallest vehicle here, the Dodge Durango still does everything nearly as well as our first-place finisher at a bargain price. The Durango feels both sporty and upscale, it’s efficient, and it’s safe, but its slightly smaller cabin and higher running costs means it just misses out on first place.”

            But all of this is meaningless now that the new GM SUVs are out. They make the Expedition look like a wood wagon.

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