Following weeks of seemingly never-ending teasers, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer has finally returned to the lineup as a full-size luxury SUV.
First to arrive during the recent launch is the concept version of the vehicle, which flaunts a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Customers can expect the production model to be just as similar.
The Grand Wagoneer’s comeback symbolizes a lot of things for Jeep not only because the nameplate has evolved to become one of the most iconic lines from the brand, but also because it is the first three-row model that Jeep released after the Commander full-size SUV.
The returning model is scheduled to go into production in mid-2021 at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Warren Assembly Plant in Michigan. However, Jeep has already shared information behind the concept of both the Grand Wagoneer and the Wagoneer.
The Grand Wagoneer serves as the SUV counterpart of the Ram 1500 full-size pickup, having been built with the same body-on-frame architecture. The only difference is that the Grand Wagoneer is equipped with independent rear suspension setup, while the 1500 truck has a solid rear axle.
On the other hand, the Wagoneer is on par with Chevrolet models Tahoe and Suburban in terms of size; however, Jeep remains mum on its actual measurements. The regular Wagoneer is designed to compete with models from Chevrolet and GMC, while the bigger variant is targeted at the likes of Cadillac, Lincoln, Navigator, Escalade, Mercedes, and Range Rover.
This explains why the Grand Wagoneer’s styling is different from the original and is instead filled with luxurious features such as 24-inch wheels, intricate detailing on the grille, badging, and lighting, plus a lot of chrome. In terms of powertrain specs and other mechanical details, Jeep’s lips remain sealed.
The 2021 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are both expected to arrive at dealerships sometime next year, with the Wagoneer picking up a retail price of around $60,000 and the fully-loaded Grand Wagoneer going over $100,000.