With the introduction of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept, FCA is taking their off-road SUV brand to places it has not been before. Jeep hasn’t offered a full-size SUV since the original Wagoneer left production in 1991, and even that legendary SUV never had third row seating. Beyond the size of the vehicle, FCA has made no quarrels about the up-market intentions for this luxury offering. However, the beloved nameplate will be attached to more vehicles than just FCA’s newest range-topper. Here’s what to expect from the upcoming Wagoneer lineup. We might even get a Jeep Wagoneer Hellcat.
The Grand Wagoneer will be released alongside a more affordable Wagoneer model, with both models hitting dealers in 2021. The SUVs will both be built on the same architecture, which is a modified variant of the Ram 1500 platform. Per Motor Trend, the more basic Jeep Wagoneer is expected to start around $60,000, and will do battle against the likes of the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and the Ford Expedition. The Grand Wagoneer on the other hand is a more luxurious product, and is aimed at the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, and even the Range Rover. Prices are expected to reach the six-figure mark on this one.
The two SUVs will also get extended wheelbase models down the line, further matching the offerings available from GM and Ford. Like any proper Jeep product, you can also expect the Jeep Wagoneer models to receive some special editions. An off-road focused TrailHawk model hardly seems out of the question for the family hauler. Speaking of which, we also wouldn’t be surprised to see FCA shove the Hellcat V8 under the hood for a Wagoneer ‘Trackhawk‘ model, of sorts. This Jeep Wagoneer Hellcat is speculation on Motor Trend’s part, however.
The Jeep Wagoneer then offers the company a new way to expand the portfolio beyond their longstanding offerings. The Wagoneers won’t be like the Ford Bronco models however, as the SUV isn’t spawning a whole new sub-brand. That said, these offerings could help push Jeep into a market that it hasn’t ever competed in.
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Well if FCA put a Hellcat into a Ram and made the Ram widebody, they should give the Grand Wagonner/Wagoneer a widebody and give it a Hellcat