It has been a long and fascinating journey for Jeep and its flagship Grand Wagoneer SUV. We thought we had a chance to see it in 2020, but it turned out the company only unveiled a near-production concept (our bubble of expectation was popped dramatically.) But at long last, the final production version of the Grand Wagoneer is coming, and Jeep will be live streaming it on March 11th. Jeep wants you to mark your calendar and has released a new teaser to satiate your appetite for more info about Jeep’s biggest unveiling yet.
A Very Sharply Dressed SUV
This latest round of teaser images drives home the point that the Grand Wagoneer will be a very different breed of luxury SUV. The chrome grille appears to be much bigger this time around, and the LED headlights are also bigger than the ones used on the concept. However, the cool LED strip that ran along the top of the grille is gone. We suspect that this was done to help reduce production costs, but we will miss it.
Other details that stick out include the elegant-looking speaker housings for the Mcintosh premium audio system (the concept had a pair of these on the dashboard), which appears to indicate that Jeep designers will be transferring many of the concept’s interior ideas into the production version. The leather seats appear to be very close to the concept’s, and this could very well extend to the massive amount of touchscreens that were a prominent attention grabber on the original concept rig. This was achieved by a pair of 12-inch touchscreens in the front part of the cabin and other screens in the rear for rear passengers to use. We will have to wait until the unveiling to get a full look at what the Grand Wagoneer has to offer, but so far, we like what we see.
A Base Wagoneer Is Coming Too
With all the luxury that the Grand Wagoneer brings to the table, it can be easy to forget that the SUV market is ultimately propped up by mainstream buyers that might not have the checkbook required to go for the “Grand” treatment. Jeep will also be unleashing a Wagoneer model that will be focused on the mainstream SUV market for those folks.
Unlike the Grand Wagoneer, which is clearly hunting for rivals like the Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover, and the Lincoln Navigator, this one will be focused on taking on the GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, and the Chevrolet Suburban. We don’t have any base Wagoneer images yet, but less chrome and a balanced blend of comfort and value. Look for that to bleed over into its performance options with familiar faces such as the 3.6 liter V6 and the 5.7 liter Hemi V8 all being carried over to the Wagoneer family.
When Will We See The 2022 Grand Wagoneer?
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long to see the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, with the off-road brand confirming that the model will be making its official debut on March 11th. We will have a link to the live stream on all of our social media channels when it becomes available. We look forward to seeing if Jeep will perhaps be bringing a few surprises to the Grand Wagoneer in a bid to make it leap out more at potential buyers.
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.