There is a lot of excitement surrounding the launch of the 2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer (WS) models. The all-new full-size sport-utility opens up the automaker in a segment that it hadn’t been competitive in since the early 1990s. While Jeep has been pretty quiet about the production variant of its new full-size segment offering, there are some new details we are learning about the upcoming Jeep duo.
While it has been widely known for some time that the new WS architecture would spawn both a short-wheelbase (SWB) and a large-wheelbase (LWB) offering. Originally, it was rumored that the more luxurious Grand Wagoneer offering would be available as the LWB variant, with the standard Wagoneer being made up of the SWB. But since we started seeing both models in recent spy shots riding on the same wheelbase dimensions, it has eliminated that theory.
Thanks to several of our sources, we have found out that both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will be offering SWB and LWB models to compete against the offerings from Ford Motor Company and General Motors (GM). While the Wagoneer will be more mainstream offering the things we have come to be expected with a Jeep SUV, the Grand Wagoneer will focus on being the most luxurious core Mopar vehicle ever to hit the road.
Our sources have indicated that both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will launch during the second quarter of 2021. Those models will only be available in the SWB configuration initially, with the LWB models being brought to market later in 2022, as a 2023 model. Fortunately, for those looking for a three-row full-size SUV, both the SWB offerings will feature seven-passenger seat configurations.
We can expect the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer models to arrive in dealer showrooms in the third quarter of next year. The new SUVs will be built at FCA’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.
For those looking to keep up to date with the latest Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer information, be sure to check out our sister site WagoneerForums.org.