Jeep Teases Something “Grand”
Jeep teased something grand across its social media channels, signaling the impending debut of a new model with “Grand” in its name. Experts are sure the vehicle in question is the upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer, instead of the expected next-generation Grand Cherokee, due to a couple of reasons. For one, Jeep’s teaser alludes that the focus is on the word “Grand,” hinting that the focus is not only in the name but also in size. The upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer is destined to be Jeep’s first full-size SUV offering after many decades without one.
A recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) investor presentation made it clear that the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models are slated to begin production during the second quarter of 2021, while the next-generation Grand Cherokee is scheduled to begin production during the third quarter. Earlier this year, Jeep tweaked its production timelines for several models due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it remains unconfirmed, Jeep scrapped plans to debut one of its “Grand” offerings at the 2020 Detroit Auto Show due to the pandemic as well.
As usual, Jeep representatives told a few publications that they were forbidden from sharing any details related to the upcoming debut at this point. Given the announcement across the brand’s social media channels, we’re assuming that the debut will happen soon. Jeep is also planning to reveal the Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, and the next-generation Grand Cherokee models before the end of the year (2020). Additionally, attendees to the investor’s presentation also mentioned that there was a mysterious three-row SUV offering mentioned that’s slated to start production in the first quarter of 2021.
Jeep first made waves a few years ago as the brand announced it would revive its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer monikers as three-row SUVs. The original Wagoneer was more akin to a station wagon back in the day instead of a modern SUV, but the idea remains the same — a roomy, efficient, and luxurious family hauler. Rumor has it that the Grand Wagoneer will ride on a body-on-frame platform and will take inspiration from the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models. It being a three-row SUV is a given due to Jeep’s own shortcomings in this specific full-size SUV segment. The real challenge for the brand lies in designing an SUV — and more specifically, a third row, with enough room for adults to ride comfortably for an extended period of time.
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