The coronavirus pandemic has caused a number of our most anticipated vehicles to face delays, including the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models. The all-new SUV was slated to debut this month at the now cancelled Detroit Auto Show, with that unveiling now expected to take place sometime in September. While we might not know much about the new Jeep, a report from Mopar Insiders tells us a little about the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer Hybrid model.
According to Mopar Insiders’ sources, the Jeep Wagoneer Hybrid will feature a battery pack large enough that it will be capable of providing the SUV with up to 30 miles of EV range. The source also states that the battery-assisted Wagoneer will use the ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic transmission found in the upcoming plug-in hybrid Wrangler model. As tends to be the standard with these hybrid models, expect the SUV to be available a year after the petrol-powered model comes to market.
While the news about the Jeep Wagoneer Hybrid is welcomed, there is also some new information pertaining to the Grand Wagoneer model. According to that report, this new luxury SUV could debut as one of the most tech-filled products in the entire FCA portfolio.
There is reportedly going to be a digital instrument cluster with a head-up display system available as an option, a rear-facing camera in the rearview mirror, and a 12-inch infotainment system complete with a frameless design. There will even be a customizable screen for the front passenger, a feature notable found inside the cabins of Ferrari’s sports cars. Should you want to keep the kids in back occupied on a long drive, there is an optional rear entertainment system reportedly coming as well.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer was slated to be a high-end product from the beginning, and the interior materials appear to uphold this goal. Expect swaths of leather upholstery, complete with aluminum and wood trim accents throughout. While we aren’t sure what all of this luxury is going to cost yet, we do expect to learn more information soon. An Escalade-rivaling price tag isn’t out of the question here. With a September reveal date, it is quite possible that FCA could start selling the new SUVs before the year is out, so long as there are no more delays to production.