A few weeks ago, we told you that sources close to MoparInsiders informed us that we were just days away from Jeep® releasing hundreds of its initial builds of the highly-anticipated Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS) ultra-premium SUVs. But that has still yet to happen, as Stellantis continues to hold onto the already built units for quality control issues. This has caused an uproar from those who have pre-ordered the SUVs several months ago and who have been left in the dark, even by the new Wagoneer Client Services 24/7 customer support team.
But to add to the insult, it seems that Jeep is adding an additional $550 on Wagoneer two-wheel-drive (4×2) models and $850 to both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer four-wheel-drive (4×4) models’ pricing for the U.S. market before they even reach dealers. Several of our members have noticed the price increase on their builds, as well as the website Cars Direct published an article last week showing the changes
When Jeep released the U.S. pricing for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it stated that the Wagoneer Series II 4×2 (Series I will be added to the lineup at a later time) would start at $69,995 and the Grand Wagoneer Series I would start at $88,995, both of those prices include a whopping $2,000 for the destination charge.
While the Grand Wagoneer can easily top well over $100,000, a lot of people have been questioning the additional upcharges. The $2,000 destination charge, is $505 more than the charge for delivery of the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic (DS), which is also built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant with the Grand Wagoneer. Jeep has yet to respond back to our inquiry about why the difference in destination pricing.
We also reached out to Jeep about the reason for the additional $850 upcharge, but again haven’t gotten an answer as of the writing of this article. We wouldn’t be surprised if it had to deal with continuing semi-conductor shortage. Sadly, the semi-conductor shortage is not expected to improve anytime soon, with news reports saying that the effects of the shortage could last until 2023.
One of our readers, Tyler Snow, captured a Stellantis holding lot, full of already manufactured units sitting in limbo awaiting to be shipped to dealers. Hopefully, we will hear more details about when Jeep plans to ship these units out as the original deadline for a summer 2021 release, is quickly coming to an end.
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