Jeep® recently unveiled the long-wheelbase (LWB) variant of its premium Grand Wagoneer / Wagoneer (WS) at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Now with the Grand Wagoneer on par with the rest of Detroit’s premium offerings, the top-tier Jeep looks to gain more market share in a segment that the Chrysler Group has never truly been in. Unfortunately for the all-new Grand Wagoneer, many of its forbearer’s diehard fans say it lacks the charisma of the original.
So we weren’t surprised when digital artist Marouane Bembli (@TheSketchMonkey), took to social media with his own interpretation of the Grand Wagoneer. One of the biggest complaints from fans is the new Grand Wagoneer’s lack to harken the original vehicle’s design highlights. So using the original Grand Wagoneer (SJ) as his inspiration, he attempts to add more “retro” flair to the current model.
Although the first few minutes of his video don’t pertain to the Grand Wagoneer, fast-forwarding to the 6-minute, 15-second mark, you can hear Bembli’s thoughts and reasons behind his decision about his design update.
After watching the video, let us know what you think about the rendering in the comments below or in the MoparInsiders.com forums.