Earlier this week, we showed you a more detailed look at the upcoming 2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer (WS) as it was caught testing near the Stellantis North America headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The series of new photos revealed more details about the ultra-premium Grand Wagoneer that is aimed to kick off production this summer at Stellantis’ recently updated Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan. Now, a couple of days later, the Jeep brand has announced an official unveiling date for the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and its more mainstream twin the Wagoneer this coming week.
Jeep will be holding a special press conference on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The event is expected to take place at the Stellantis Conner Center in Detroit, Michigan. It will be broadcasted across the Jeep brand’s social media pages, as well as the MoparInsiders.com homepage, and our sister site WagoneerForums.org a dedicated forum surrounding the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
“Wagoneer is unquestionably rooted in the legendary Jeep brand and its unmatched heritage of leading capability, authenticity, and freedom, and its return allows us to expand to a much more premium arena with new levels of design detail, and advanced safety and technology features,” said Christian Meunier, global president of the Jeep brand. “While Jeep vehicles bring leading capability, efficiency, and performance across the mainstream SUV market, Wagoneer will ultimately become a portfolio of vehicles that will once again define ‘American Premium,’ making it the standard of sophistication, authenticity, and modern mobility.”
Offering a unique and premium customer service experience, Wagoneer will deliver warm, capable, innovative, and authentic vehicles with premium design cues and technology to a new, distinctive, and successful array of customers.
The all-new Wagoneer Client Services will offer Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer customers support, keep up to date with vehicle maintenance, access to special events and contests, merchandise discounts, vehicle rental, and trip interruption coverage after the purchase of their new Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer. The service will rival the Lincoln brand’s “Black Label” customer service program and will make sure that Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer owners delivering a unique customer experience, unlike any other Stellantis North American product before it.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer should be offered with a wide range of powertrain lineups. We expect that the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid capability will be standard on Wagoneer models. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system will be optional on Wagoneer and standard on Grand Wagoneer models. This fall, another powertrain will join the lineup with the introduction of the all-new Global Medium Engine family turbocharged inline-6-cylinder also called the GME-T6. A fourth powertrain will join the lineup sometime in 2022, which will include a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system. All powertrains should be backed with 8-speed automatic transmissions.
While the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will offer three-rows of seating, the Jeep brand will indeed introduce long-wheelbase models of both vehicles in 2022. Those models will compete with vehicles like the GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade ESV, and Lincoln Navigator L.
When the Jeep brand unveils the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer next week, it will become the most luxurious vehicle in the Stellantis portfolio. The Grand Wagoneer will feature most of the Grand Wagoneer Concept’s content including a 12.3-inch driver information display behind the steering wheel, a 12.1-inch horizontal touchscreen serves as the main display screen in the center console, with a 10.25-inch horizontal comfort display touchscreen below, separated by the structural aluminum wing that controls the seats and the four-zone climate control. Additionally, a 10.25-inch passenger screen provides the front passenger with dynamic touchscreen control at their fingertips.
Second-row passengers will have 30 inches of total screen space at their disposal with a 10.1-inch comfort display screen housed on the center console located between the two captain’s chairs featuring Amazon FireTV capability. Each second-row passenger will also have access to their own 10.1-inch entertainment touchscreen.
Features like standard power running boards, 22-inch aluminum wheels, twin bi-functional LED projector headlamps, premium appearance front fascia, center-console with built-in cooler, messaging seats, clear jeweled rear tail lamps, and unique grille treatment are just some of the details that set the Grand Wagoneer apart from the standard Wagoneer.
Both vehicles will boast class-leading capability courtesy of three available 4×4 systems and the renowned Quadra-Lift air suspension, premium driving dynamics with an independent front and rear suspension, unmatched towing capability, powerful performance, advanced technology, safety and connectivity, vault-like quietness, a new level of comfort and best-in-class overall passenger volume.
After a decade of waiting since the nameplate was announced of returning, we can’t wait to see the finished product of both vehicles. Be sure to stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com throughout Thursday for a complete breakdown of both vehicles. You can also engage in discussion on both models on the WagoneerForums.org forums.