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Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patents Found By Our Readers:

Are These Images Of The Concept Or Production Models?

With only two days before the unveiling of the all-new 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS) models, several of our readers have sent us a link to copies of the patent drawings for what appears to be the all-new SUV duo.

Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Concept. (Jeep).

We received dozens of e-mails over the last two days, telling us that several readers have been able to find the patent drawings on IP Australia. Upon a closer look at the documents, it appears that this not the production model but instead is the Grand Wagoneer Concept that was shown last year.

2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer Concept. (MoparInsiders).
2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer Concept. (MoparInsiders).

This biggest clue telling us that these images are of the Grand Wagoneer Concept is because of the front fascia design. When you look closely at the grille design, you will notice it features the concept’s more angular outboard seven-slot grille openings. For the production model, those slots will be more squared off going with the design theme of the recently introduced 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Those who have a keen eye will also see that vertical slats in the grille design, which have proven to be absent from the recent teaser shots.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve. (Jeep).

It is possible that Jeep will have a grille inlay that will match the concept, however, our staff looked at the grille pattern of the production Grand Wagoneer in-depth. We believe that the teaser image is that of the Grand Wagoneer Summit Reserve, as it matches the grille texture of the Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve.

Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patient VS Grand Wagoneer Concept. (MoparInsiders).
Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patient VS Grand Wagoneer Concept. (MoparInsiders).

Looking at the roof of the patent drawings we also see the full-pane glass roof featured on the concept vehicle as shown above. The production model should feature a Command-View dual-pane sunroof with a power sunshade. We have seen peeks of the production unit in recent spy photos like the ones below.

2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Tester. (KGP Photography).
2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Tester. (KGP Photography).

Nevertheless, the concept vehicle and production model do share most of its exterior design. We can’t wait to see the final product on Thursday. For those who can, don’t forget you can watch the Livestream event right here on MoparInsiders.com at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 11th. 

Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patient Sketch. (IP Australia).
Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patient Sketch. (IP Australia).

After the Livestream, be sure to visit our sister site WagoneerForums.org a site deadicated to everything surrounding the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Patient Sketch Image Gallery:

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Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Jeep has put itself in a commanding position to be dominant in the SUV market with the next generation Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer and the new Wrangler as well as the updated Compass and Renegade. The glaring exception is the fast aging and misaligned Cherokee, which is a good vehicle that needs to be much better. With the launch of the Bronco, it’s most aggressive competitor, the Cherokee will immediately be at a disadvantage in capability. Frankly, the Cherokee should be a North American only offering and a powerful one at that, but the only solution is to go RWD and a become a bit longer and wider, more capable, more Jeep. Currently it is too close in size, configuration and character to the Compass, which with its lower price, steals sales from its near twin, and allow it to stand out and compete in its domestic market. As is, it just confuses the global segment and really should exit gracefully and leave it to Compass and Renegade.
The solution is to produce a Grand Cherokee based midsize spinoff built on the Grand Cherokee assembly line once the Durango moves to its new platform and assembly line. The Cherokee will be better in every way, better positioned in the domestic market to do battle with all comers. This brilliant move frees up the existing assembly plant for the cleverly masked return of Peugeot to North America with ultra modern reskinned vehicles badged as Chrysler’s.
I know I have championed this idea repeatedly, but to me, it’s beyond logical, it’s a sea change event that saves Cherokee and Chrysler absolutely.

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I felt the same way about a rear drive Cherokee as well. We will know a lot more tomorrow about the Wagoneer lineup, but I continue to be curious about the 2 row Grand Cherokee. The price might come in close to the higher Cherokee trims. That would make a shorter four cylinder powered Cherokee on the same platform a hard sell.

In my opinion the way forward for the Cherokee in the next generation is off-road sport. A 4Xe Cherokee Trailhawk with edgier styling would be the anti-Bronco. The rear drive Bronco's main Jeep nemesis is the Wrangler. The front drive based Bronco Sport competes against the Renegade and Compass.

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I felt the same way about a rear drive Cherokee as well. We will know a lot more tomorrow about the Wagoneer lineup, but I continue to be curious about the 2 row Grand Cherokee. The price might come in close to the higher Cherokee trims. That would make a shorter four cylinder powered Cherokee on the same platform a hard sell.

In my opinion the way forward for the Cherokee in the next generation is off-road sport. A 4Xe Cherokee Trailhawk with edgier styling would be the anti-Bronco. The rear drive Bronco's main Jeep nemesis is the Wrangler. The front drive based Bronco Sport competes against the Renegade and Compass.

Not sure on the overlap with the GC, but by abandoning the former segment occupied by the old GC, maybe something an inch or two shorter, positioned in a proven Jeep niche, can be filled again by the Cherokee. Price, styling and marketing should lessen any overlap. This new Cherokee configuration is the only path foreward where the Cherokee can reinvent itself or sadly, its more of the same old same old, not a good thing. Regardless of who the competition is, the need for a mid size Jeep is clear and the current Cherokee, configured so similar to its smaller Jeep relatives, fails to meet expectations or establish clearity.

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Well until you drive one or take it off road ..... I guess if one just consider a Cherokee and Compass as a tall wagon void of driving dynamic or off road capability, I suppose they have a giant cross over. Considering them, Not much at all. Cherokee drives and performs a entire class above the economy car roots of the Compass. Not even complaining about the value a Compass presents.

I get that there is appeal to a Jeep styled appliance, but in the end those 2 elements are keys to the Jeep Hierarchy.

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