It is definitely a very special day for the loyal Jeep fans. Previously, there were reports about two future models being in the line-up for release by Jeep.
These new models include the Grand Wagoneer and the brand new Jeep Wrangler (JL). All thanks to the same FCA dealer meeting leak which last time gave a peek of the 2018 model of Jeep Wrangler JL, and here it is here to give the first glimpse of the brand new Grand Wagoneer from Jeep. With a three-row crossover, this SUV from Jeep will be the automaker’s top model in its segments. It is expected to be released sometime in 2019.
The Startling Features
The most striking features that make an impression at the first glance of the Grand Wagoneer are the long European styled front bumper, which extends up to the fender flares and the signal light strips with seven LED lights that are integrated into the fender flares. The CEO of Jeep has said that the Grand Wagoneer may cost $130,000 and upwards. Apart from the set of the ominous 7-element headlights and a bulky appearance, the front and the rear styles of this Range Rover fighter brings to mind the current styling of the Grand Cherokee. The latest model of the SUV from Jeep has interiors that have been vastly improved along with the driving dynamics which have been worked upon to give a flawless performance. The front and the rear wheels will continue to have solid axles.
The theme of carrying the seven lights has been carried until the rear end as well. The reference to the number seven for the headlamps is probably not a very subtle allusion to the seven-slotted grille which is worn by the Jeep. That said, the grille of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is short and wide-mouthed, which probably distinguishes it from the other models of its type. These renderings come with a lot of bright work to them not just on the framework but also on the similar bits that connect the exhaust tips at the rear end and also the tow-hook that surrounds up front.
Under the Hood
The foxy powertrain options of the Grand Wagoneer are rumored to be expanding from its previous versions. A revised Pentastar V-6 engine with a capacity of 3.6 liters is expected for the petrol version whereas for the diesel version comes with an EcoDiesel V-6 engine with 3.0 liters capacity. There is also a purported four cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo engine which produces a power of 300 hp.
The Grand Wagoneer from Jeep is almost the size of the three-row crossover of the Dodge Durango and it will be based on the same platform that has been used by the next generation Grand Cherokee. The platform that is used by Mercedes for its huge SUVs is the same which has been currently in use for the Grand Cherokee and the Durango. However, it is not yet clear if the new Jeeps will also use the same evolved platform or will it be something new for them.