A month after the debut of its concept version, the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer was recently spotted in production form. The prototype looks consistent with the original concept, but with a few styling differences.
Based on spy photos released online, the production version of the SUV will feature notably smaller wheels and tires, more realistic looking lighting elements, and a slightly subdued grille.
Dimensions of the tire sizes have not been confirmed, but the photos suggest that both the wheels and tires are going to be smaller than the 24-inch ones seen on the Grand Wagoneer concept.
While it’s possible for Jeep to offer a huge-wheel option to customers, experts hypothesize for wheels falling within the 20 to 22-inch range to be standard for the SUV. But for now, the smaller-sized wheels seen on the prototype, which effectively highlight the vehicle’s boxy and tall structure, are what’s out in the open.
Other highlight accessories also came out a bit differently, particularly the grille shape and headlights. The fanciful teak accents that were seen on the concept are missing from the prototype and the taillights are also more low-key.
Jeep is set to release both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer variants of the full-size SUV, with the Grand Wagoneer aimed at customers who are looking for a vehicle with more luxurious trim and features.
The two variants will ride on the same body-on-frame architecture as the Ram 1500 pickup, except that they will have an independent rear suspension. Three rows of seats will also be included as standard equipment across the lineup.
Jeep previously introduced the Grand Wagoneer concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but the automaker is expected to offer gas-powered V-6 and V-8 engines as well, similar to the Ram range.
Pricing for the full-size SUVs is expected to start at $60,000, with a fully-equipped model likely going up to $100,000. Production for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer is set to begin next summer, with the first batch of samples scheduled to arrive at dealerships sometime next year as a 2022 model.