With just over a week before its big debut, the Jeep® brand unveiled another short teaser on social media to build up hype for the September 3rd unveiling of its all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer (WS). The latest teaser shows us the outline of the upcoming Ram 1500-based premium SUV. It will mark the first time that the nameplate has been on a Jeep vehicle since the 1993 model year.
One of our “inside” sources, is saying that what we will be seeing on September 3rd will not be a production-spec vehicle. Instead, we will be seeing a concept version of the vehicle intended to go into production in the second quarter of next year at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (WTAP) in Warren, Michigan. The concept vehicle should highlight a lot of the production direction of the vehicle and show be somewhere around 90% of what the vehicle will look like, once it hits dealer lots next summer.
Jeep has been giving us a sneak peek at some of the details of the Grand Wagoneer Concept, recently. We got to see the new grille design of the Wagoneer, which pays homage to the iconic Wagoneer (SJ) of the past. We also had a chance to see a small glimpse at the heavy detail and attention that the design team has paid to the interior of the vehicle, with a shot of one of the knobs and the “Push To Start” buttons.
We have talked about the Grand Wagoneer, being the ultimate Jeep model, and taking on vehicles like the Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon Denali, and the ultra-luxury Cadillac Escalade in the full-size premium truck-based SUV market. The Grand Wagoneer will be the most advanced vehicle in the Jeep portfolio, if not the entire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) portfolio when it launches.
The WS twins (Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer) will start production in the second quarter of 2021, as 2022 models. Both vehicles will offer next-generation infotainment setups, as well as electrified powertrain options with a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options using the new 4xe nameplate.
Be sure to visit MoparInsiders.com on September 3rd, as we will be live-streaming the unveiling of the all-new Grand Wagoneer. So stay tuned.