Back in April, the Jeep® brand introduced the new extended, long-wheelbase versions of its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS) at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The 2023 extended models of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, will wear the “L” designation just like the long-wheelbase Grand Cherokee L (WL75).
Now while we got to see photos of the new “L” models from the floor of NYIAS and in press photos, but we are now getting our first look at the newest additions to the Wagoneer family on the street.
The new “L” models are 12-inches longer overall than the standard-wheelbase variants. Both long-wheelbase model ride on a 7-inch longer wheelbase than the standard-wheelbase model, a 130-inches in total. Despite being longer, the body height and width for Grand Wagoneer L and body width for Wagoneer L remain unchanged, while body height for Wagoneer L measures just 0.1-inch lower.
While the “L” models are based on the standard-wheelbase architecture, the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L feature new body-in-white rear floor, rear ladder structure, third-row seat brackets and reinforcements, frame center rail and rear rail extension, rear tub, and load floor.
With up to 44.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, the most in the class, the new Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L models can handle the luggage and gear of a large family, including oversized objects such as coolers, skis, hockey bags and sticks, and fishing rods, all while accommodating up to 8 passengers in complete comfort.
For excursions that require even more cargo room, the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L offer up to 88.8 cubic feet of space behind the second row and up to 130.9 cubic feet behind the first row. Dimensionally, with the second and third rows folded flat, the cargo area can easily fit a 4×8 foot sheet of plywood with room to spare. All “L” models feature 6 tie-down loops in the cargo area and Grand Wagoneer L models come standard with a cargo management rail system.
When it comes to what is under the hood, the new “L” models will come standard with the Stellantis’ twin-turbo 3.0-liter (Hurricane) inline-six-cylinder engine. The Wagoneer L will come with the standard-output version of the Hurricane, producing 420 horsepower and 468 lb.-ft. of torque (28 horsepower and 64 lb.-ft. of torque more than the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with the eTorque mild-hybrid system, which is standard equipment on the standard-wheelbase Wagoneer).
The Grand Wagoneer L, on the other hand, will feature the “Hurricane Twin Turbo 510” (high-output) version. The “510” denotes its 510 horsepower output. With 500 lb.-ft. of torque, the “Hurricane Twin Turbo 510” outpowers the current 6.4-liter HEMI V8 by 39 more horsepower and 55 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both powerplants will be backed by ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmissions.
The Wagoneer L two-wheel-drive (4×2) model has a maximum trailer towing capability of 10,000 lbs., while the four-wheel-drive (4×4) variant has a rating of 9,850 lbs. The Grand Wagoneer L 4×4 and its Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 engine have a towing rating of 9,450 lbs.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will start production on Monday, July 25th, 2022 at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan. For more information about ordering a Wagoneer L or Grand Wagoneer L, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.
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