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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Full-Size SUV
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The all-new three-row, full-size, extremely premium SUV from Jeep is debuting next week, on September 3, and there’s been no shortage of virtual teasers on social media to get us hyped up. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer have long been hinted at in FCA’s future product plans, and is finally set to hit showrooms starting Q2 2021. That might seem like a ways out, but with it sharing the same platform as the Ram 1500, it will at least give the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan a change to launch the 2021 TRX between now and then.

The most recent teaser doesn’t reveal much, unfortunately. Just that it will be a full-sized bull of an SUV that will square off with the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 from General Motors. But considering previous hints showcasing surprisingly luxurious touches, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to be compared closer to the GMC Yukon Denali family.

Since the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will share the same factory and architecture as the DT Ram 1500, expect similar hardware under the hood. The base engine will likely be a eTorque assisted Pentastar V6, while a 5.7L Hemi will presumably be the upgrade. Down the line, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a 392 Hemi V8, followed by a Hellcat if we’re lucky. After the debut of the 2022 Wagoneer, Jeep will have an arguably bigger announcement to follow later this year (or perhaps early next year, considering delays): the all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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