For the past decade, Jeep® fans have eagerly been awaiting the return of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates. The late Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne, announced the return in 2011 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The all-new 2022 model, was scheduled to make its debut at the NAIAS this year before the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) canceled the event. But, it now looks like we finally get to see the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS) models in less than two weeks.
Earlier this morning, the Jeep brand released another pair of teaser images of the all-new full-size premium SUV. One image shows off the Wagoneer’s retro-inspired grille design. Based on the Wagoneer (SJ) grille, the grille has a subtle kink at the top of the grille slots. We also get to see the detail that the Jeep design studio has put into the latest generation of the iconic nameplate. Above the grille, the Wagoneer name is spelled out across the vehicle instead of wearing the Jeep® badge.
The second teaser shot shows us one of the knobs from the center console. Again the fine details that the design studio has put into every piece of the Wagoneer, shows just how much pride the designers have put into the new vehicle.
Based on the fifth-generation Ram 1500 architecture, the WS twins will start production in the second quarter of 2021, as 2022 models. From there they will be the most technologically advanced vehicles in the FCA portfolio according to sources close to MoparInsiders. 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.
Both models will be built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (WTAP) in Warren, Michigan, alongside the Ram 1500 Classic pickup. WTAP is currently retooling in preparation for the launch of the new WS twins, which is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
The official debut of the Jeep Wagoneer will be on Thursday, September 3rd. Stay tuned as MoparInsiders will be dropping all of the details and the official debut coverage of the all-new Wagoneer.