Jeep threw us all a bit of a curve ball earlier this month when they confirmed the 2022 Grand Wagoneer they had just debuted was technically a concept. In true FCA fashion however, the concept vehicle was promised to be an accurate representation of the brand’s newest model. As production draws nearer, folks have started to come across Jeep Grand Wagoneer prototypes out testing with less camouflage than before. Instagram user micmedi427 just spotted one all the way out in Oklahoma, and it looks awfully familiar.
According to the post, the photos were captured outside the Central Library in Tulsa, where it was accompanied by a protective man in a Ram. Apparently micmedi427 was yelled at by said man as they tried to get closer for some better shots of the SUV. Had the Grand Wagoneer not been assigned its own security detail, we might have been able to see what the near-production luxury machine looks like on the inside.
Regardless of the lack of interior photos, there is plenty to discuss on the outside of this Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The truck does mostly carry the same style and proportions as the concept, and even the fascias remain mostly intact. The missing trim may make it hard to tell exactly how close the front end matches the concept, but note that even the silver tow-hooks in the lower valance can be found in their place. The profile of the truck looks the same as the concept, though the camouflage makes it difficult to see how much detailing has translated. Out back, those signature full-length lights appear to be coming to the production model as well.
FCA has an interesting strategy when it comes to concept vehicles, which is different from most other automakers. Instead of releasing a far-out concept that can only get people’s expectations too high, FCA waits until they have a vehicle mostly ready for production before releasing the design brief on the world. Based on what we are seeing here, it’s safe to assume that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will follow suit.