Jeep Aims for Luxury on the Upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Models
The public has been awaiting the debut of the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUV models for what feels like an eternity. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) initially announced back in 2011 that it would be expanding the Jeep lineup with the two new full-size utility vehicles. Thanks to the arrival of the all-new Ram 1500 model two years ago, FCA finally has a full-frame platform deserving of underpinning the two models that will undoubtedly be Jeep’s most luxurious offerings. More news about the models has trickled out lately, indicating that the upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will be on par with Ford and GM’s most luxurious full-size SUV offerings. Buyers can expect premium materials and more technology than ever before offered on a volume production FCA product.
Mopar Insider is reporting that the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (its Grand designation stems from a longer wheelbase), will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to choose from several digital displays, including a 12-inch frameless dash infotainment touchscreen, a digital instrument panel exclusively for the driver, a separate front passenger’s side infotainment touchscreen, and a rear-seat entertainment system that’s sure to rival the existing Uconnect Theater found in the Chrysler Pacifica model. Rumor has it that there’ll even be an available head-up display, arguably taking the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer one step further into luxury.
While all the infotainment perks are great and all, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer’s biggest technological feat will be the inclusion of Level 3 Autonomy capabilities. This type of technology will allow the purported 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to pilot itself while on the highway with little to none human input. The system is rumored to be similar to rival Cadillac’s Super Cruise system. Another intriguing rumor? There’s apparently a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the works for the Grand Wagoneer model only. The full-size utility vehicle is expected to offer about 30 miles of all-electric range — similar to the existing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid — and will sport the same “4xe” nameplate as the upcoming Wrangler plug-in.
A 30-mile all-electric range would actually be significant for a vehicle the Grand Wagoneer’s size, thus Jeep engineers have to nail down the model to perfection, likely contributing to its apparent delay. Additionally, as is customary with Jeep, the plug-in hybrid variant of the Grand Wagoneer likely won’t be seen until about a year or more after the standard gasoline-powered model’s debut. Jeep, for the time being, declined to comment on the latest rumors. Although there’s no real time frame out there on when we can expect the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to debut, other rumors earlier this year indicated a possible debut at the now-cancelled 2020 North American International Auto Show. If that was really the case, then the public could see one or both models debut sometime this year (2020).
Jeep’s enduring popularity is sure to sway plenty of customers to make the move once the models debut, but in the meantime, the Jeep lineup has plenty to offer buyers, with models that range from total off-road prowess, like the all-new Jeep Gladiator, to top-tier SUVs such as the Grand Cherokee. Visit The Jeep Experts at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep, check out the latest Jeep inventory, and schedule your test drive today! Follow Hollywood Chrysler Jeep on social media and be the first to know when the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer make their official debut.