Amidst a market infatuated with SUVs and crossovers, Jeep is having a great time. But they have been absent from the full size SUV class, dominated by General Motors with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, plus the GMC Yukon. This fall, Jeep revealed the Grand Wagoneer concept, bringing back an iconic nameplate to enter the segment. Information when the concept was revealed suggested there would be both a Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, but the Grand Wagoneer would be the more luxurious model, not the larger model.
Most other full size, body on frame SUVs have a regular and extended wheelbase variant, so Jeep was expected to follow suit in some way. Now, with spy shots you can see at Mopar Insiders, we can confirm there will be a short wheelbase and long wheelbase version of both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
At launch, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer and come in short, or standard wheelbase models. Like the competition, however, they will still have three rows of seating, with most of the extra room of the extended model going into cargo capacity when the third row is in use. These short wheelbase models are expected to hit dealerships in third quarter 2021 as a 2022 model year vehicle. The extended wheelbase Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will come in 2022 as a 2023 model.
When the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept debuted, Jeep said the production Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will look very similar inside and out. Based on the spy shots, it seems they are holding true to their word. The Jeep Wagoneer will take on the short and long wheelbase equivalents of the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon and Ford Expedition as an all round family hauler. The more luxurious Jeep Grand Wagoneer will compete with the Yukon Denali, but more specifically the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator.
With 2020 almost over, expect a full reveal to come next spring or summer.