The Jeep brand is apparently pushing upscale when the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV’s launch sometime after 2019. According to a statement by Jeep chief Mike Manly to Automotive News the brand is going to “push the boundaries” of luxury with the two new products.
Parent company FCA first promised the return of the iconic Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates way back in 2014 during their product preview. At the time the two SUVs were supposed to launch by 2018. However, like most FCA product plans these days, they’ve apparently been delayed to at least 2019.
Manly states that the Wagoneer will be a separate vehicle from the Grand Cherokee. That said, the two will share an updated version of the Grand Cherokee’s WK2 platform. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will just push the luxury envelope higher to compete with the likes of the Land Rover Range Rover and other luxury SUVs. Always consider the luxury pinnacle of the Jeep brand, using the Wagoneer to take the brand up-market only makes sense. Some insiders have claimed that the Grand Wagoneer price tag could hit six-figures.
FCA has already stated in the past that the Wagoneer lineup will be produced at the company’s Warren Truck Assembly in metro Detroit.