Much before FCA got the ownership of Jeep lineup, the various SUVs and wagons sold by the iconic car brand were popular in various countries. FCA is not only sprucing up existing and popular Jeep models but the car giant also has some plans to relaunch popular vehicles. One such vehicle is the new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Rumors of the company launching Jeep Wagoneer were doing the rounds. Industry insiders think the company will launch two versions of the vehicle and one of them will be Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The model may actually debut in early 2019-through the company has remained mum on the subject.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Design and Other Possibilities
The upcoming 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is likely to be a large luxury crossover with three rows of seats. As per the updates, it will have a truck-based frame and exterior styling like Jeep style grille and headlamps will be there. The original Wagoneer sold in good numbers between the years- 1963 and 1991. In fact, it was the vehicle which made popular the term SUV.
The model was eventually phased out and the company introduced the popular Grand Cherokee model. It will allow Jeep to make its way to the luxury SUV segment. While the Grand Cherokee can be equipped with plenty of luxury options the lack of a true Luxury SUV in Jeep lineup does exist. The design will be based on current and popular Jeep models including the new Grand Cherokee. Furthermore, it will not be a blind copy. The body will have a lot of aluminum with a blend of high strength steel to keep the overall weight under the limit.
The cabin will come with luxury in mind but it will be quite spacious too. The dashboard may have a leather coating and seats may have premium leather with coast stitching. Jeep may also offer some choices for upholstery.
Like most of the models in 2018 Jeep lineup, the upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer is likely to be equipped with cutting-edge safety features. So, apart from many airbags, you can expect radar and sensor-based advanced technologies to avert collisions and detect pedestrians.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Engine Rumors
While FCA has not said much about the engines to be present in the 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the industry insiders are pointing out at possible choices. However, the turbo diesel engine and a V8 with high output may be options. The chance of FCA using a mild hybrid setup under the hood cannot be ruled out either.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Price and Date of Arrival
The exact pricing of 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is unknown. However, given its premium class, it will have a hefty price tag close to $40,000. It may debut in early 2019 as per the updates.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a vehicle that will give Jeep the means to compete with large luxury SUVs. It is expected to be priced steeply. Upon release, it will compete with the segment rivals from stables of companies like JLR and BMW.