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EARLY JEEP GRAND WAGONEER DESIGN SKETCHES ARE MISSING A SIGNATURE DETAIL

Where Is The Seven-Bar Grille?

Grand Wagoneer Early Sketches.
Screenshot Via Instagram.

Early last month, the world was given its first taste of the upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Or at least we were given our first look at the concept vehicle. FCA is known to wait and roll out their “concepts” until they are nearly production ready, and that was no different with the reborn Grand Wagoneer. However, some new design sketches have been uploaded to Instagram by one Jeep designer, which shows us the early stages of the full-size SUV.

The images in question were uploaded by Jeep designer Taylor Langhals, who has many pictures and sketches of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer on their page. The sketch highlights two SUVS, which each contain varying amounts of visual similarity with the actual concept. Outside of the general long SUV shape, we can also spot shared styling cues like the body-colored B-,C-, and D-pillars and the bulging hood. One thing worth noting is the fact that neither of these concept sketches carry the famous seven-bar Jeep grille. While we doubt that FCA would release the vehicle without this signature design cue, it is interesting that neither of these sketches feature the grille. Without it, these sketches really look as if they could belong to any large full-size SUV family.

The actual Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept is much more in line with reality than these early sketches, which feature tropes like huge wheels and an aggressive wheel offset. That said, don’t expect every feature from the concept to make it to production. We’ve already gone ahead and broken down what features we think FCA will pull from the luxury-SUV before it hits dealerships, such as its fancy 3D-printed detailing.

While the new Grand Wagoneer doesn’t quite look as aggressive as these sketches, it certainly looks more like a Jeep than either one. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be built alongside the Ram 1500 pickup in Warren, Michigan, with dealer delivery expected to take place before the end of 2021.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Image via FCA

Written by Lucas Allen

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