The upcoming Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have been the subject of multiple rumors and reports ever since Jeep revealed that work was indeed progressing on them a few years ago. The models have also faced several delays in their development, but it appears that the wait is just about over with the release of two all new teaser images.
While the images themselves don’t leave alot to work with, it does show that the Wagoneer will clearly be a distinctly different offering than what is currently available in Jeep showrooms. The Wagoneer lettering for example has a gold contrast tint to it, and Jeep designers even put a prominently placed American flag at the end of the lettering to drive home its domestic origins. The flag in particular helps the new Jeep mesh with the brand’s overall significance in American culture, and it’s a nice design statement too.
The other image focuses on the cabin, and it’s clear that the Wagoneer will have the chops needed to take on rivals from Land Rover, Lincoln, and Cadillac. The angle does not reveal key details, but it becomes quite obvious that modern design will play a key role in the Wagoneer’s mission, with the elegantly styled engine stop/start button serving as a compelling glimpse of this. The infotainment system is massive, but it appears that it won’t be fully integrated into the dashboard, with the unit appearing to be mounted just ahead of the center console. Two physical dials are also noticeable in the picture, which could signify physical volume and tuning knobs for the radio. Look for the Grand Wagoneer to also feature a fully digital instrument cluster, rear seat entertainment, and other features designed to make it stand out from the rest of the three row luxury SUV market. In contrast, the Wagoneer, will be a more utilitarian focused version, and as such, could come with traditional analog gauges, as well as a greater emphasis on rugged off-road driving.
The Grand Wagoneer is expected to incorporate some engineering from the Ram 1500 into its construction, and as a result, look for the two to perhaps share the same basic suspension construction and other minor details. A new set of rumors suggests that both the Mojave and Trackhawk sub-models would make their way to Wagoneer, but with Jeep refusing to neither confirm or deny those reports, look for those answers to be come a little clearer when the model officially makes its debut.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.