At this point, it’s no longer a secret that Jeep is bringing back its prized Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates in circulation. But while the official arrival at dealerships won’t be until next year, the leadership at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) seems to be having a hard time containing their excitement on the return of the models.
Ralph Grilles, global head of design at FCA, recently shared a video on Instagram showing the welcome lighting sequence of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept. It also previews the production version of the three-row SUV with a sweeping shot of its exterior and interior styling.
The grille is easily one of the biggest head turners in the concept, especially with its slimmer and more modernized approach on the seven-slot grille popularized by the Grand Cherokee. It also has the “Wagoneer” name spelled in script across the top.
When the owner illuminates the grille, the first one to light up is the same Wagoneer script, followed by the seven slots, then the headlights, the mirror lights, and the running lights.
Other than these features, customers can also expect to see massive 24-inch wheels, an independent rear suspension, and more chrome detailing on the vehicle that comes with a body-on-frame platform.
There will be three rows of seats that will be offered as standard on the two Wagoneer models. And if all the other listed features make it to the final production model, the automaker thinks it can be compared to other models from premium brands such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Jeep intends to begin the production of the 2021 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer next summer. Prices are estimated to fall within $60,000 for the Wagoneer and go over $100,000 for the Grand Wagoneer. The two models are expected to arrive at dealership lots in the United States by mid-2021.