Over the weekend, the Jeep® brand gave fans a sneak peek of its new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer on its social media accounts. The teaser images come only days after Jeep announced it would unveil its new Wagoneer portfolio consisting of its new ultra-premium Grand Wagoneer and its more mainstream Wagoneer offerings, later this week. It has been just more than a decade since it was announced that the Wagoneer nameplate would return to the brand’s lineup.
Four images were released on Sunday, with the first giving us a quick peek at the Grand Wagoneer’s front styling treatment. Although it appears to look similar to the Grand Wagoneer Concept that made its debut last year, there are several changes to the production model.
The Grand Wagoneer’s production seven-slot grille is more squared-off than angular. The production Grand Wagoneer grille still features the W-A-G-O-N-E-E-R text, but it is more receded as it slightly slants backwards under the hood. The grille also ditches the sharp-looking vertical slats in favor of matching grille textures from the recently unveiled Grand Cherokee L lineup.
The concept vehicle featured lots of LED accents in the design of its front fascia, for production, there are quite a few differences. Starting with the signature upper brow LED light that ran the length of the grille. Instead, the production model features signature LED lighting only above its headlamps. These lights were shown as “switchbacks” in recent spy photos, doubling as the turn signals for the front end of the vehicle. Each headlamp still houses twin bi-functional LED projector headlamps just like the concept, but the production units ditch the teak wood accents in favor of bigger projector units for better vision at night.
It also appears that the Grand Wagoneer will indeed ditch the LED lighting between the seven-slot grille. While test vehicles have had the area covered with camouflage, we do see a design “tooling” mimicking the lights between the slots. The LED foglights have also changed from concept to production. Gone are the thin LED rope-like fog lights in favor of three larger LED fog lights on each side of the vehicle.
The second teaser photo is that of the exposed edge of the instrument panel on the passenger side of the vehicle. On the concept model, the “Grand Wagoneer” text was inscribed in raw aluminum directly into heat-treated lacewood, however, this photo shows us there is no wood for the production model. Instead, it appears to be an etched aluminum or high-quality plastic with an upscale tooling pattern.
The third image is of the new seating treatments in the Grand Wagoneer. While we can’t confirm the material just yet, we believe that this may be the quilted Palermo leather that recently made its appearance on the luxury-oriented 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve back in January.
We can also see the detailed french stitching on the seats and center console in this image. The stitch appears to be Caramel color, which accents the black leather very well.
We are told that the Grand Wagoneer will feature the most technologically advanced seating of any Stellantis vehicle. This means the front row passengers will enjoy both back and cushion massage functions, both back and cushion bolster adjustments, as well as cushion length and back adjustment positions.
The last image we were treated to was the dash-mounted McIntosh Premium Audio tweeters. While we don’t know the specifications of the new Grand Wagoneer’s McIntosh system just yet, the recently unveiled Grand Cherokee L also features a new McIntosh audio system. In the Grand Cherokee L, the McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System boasts 19-speakers in 12-optimal locations to deliver precision sound through every inch of the vehicle.
A 17-channel amplifier delivers up to 950-watts of power. The McIntosh MX950 system also features an LD/HP® speaker design to lower distortion and McIntosh Power Guard® for unrivaled clarity even at very high-volume levels. The most advanced materials technologies were used to make components lighter, yet stronger, so speakers respond faster in delivering timely sonic reproduction. The occupants are enveloped in a massive sweet spot to hear music with zero coloration, just as the artist intended.
You will be able to watch the unveiling of the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, right here on Thursday, March 11th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The Livestream will also be shown on our sister site WagoneerForums.org, a website dedicated strictly to the all-new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS) vehicles.