Jeep's new Grand Wagoneer was spied out in the wild doing some towing tests. In 2017, Jeep confirmed that the Grand Wagoneer and a regular Wagoneer would be coming to the US market by 2020. Well, despite the lack of Jetsons-esque things in our lives, in about two months, it will be 2020, which means we should expect to see both of these vehicles in the flesh very very soon.
Jeep has already unveiled a three-row SUV in China called the Grand Commander. That vehicle is expected to find it's way over here, and will likely serve as the Wagoneer, while an even more upscale version will be the Grand Wagoneer. This is exciting because that will give FCA a proper luxury SUV platform to compete against the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator, as well as other luxury three-row SUVs.
There's also some interesting documents from ZF about a Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk with 719 horsepower. While that goes along with everything I've said about FCA exclusively selling mid-life crises, in the luxury SUV market, this could be a sporty and luxurious alternative to vehicles like the Mercedes-AMG G63 and Range Rover SVR. I say go for it.
While this test mule leaves a lot of information still up in the air, it seems that the only thing we do know is that Jeep has a three-row SUV in production somewhere on this planet, and it is supposed to come back to the US within the next year or so. I'm excited to see how the aftermarket handles it, because you know someone out there is cooking up a way to put fake woodgrain on it.
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