Option one: this is a new Grand Cherokee. Option two: this is even more the new Grand Wagoneer.
Flash teaser from Jeep plays on the similarity of the name of a future SUV and one of the main attractions of America – Grand Canyon. The announcement of the company published in social media and, apparently, intends shortly to reveal the card.
But what kind of model is it? In our opinion, the Jeep decided to start preparing for the debut of the revived Grand Wagoneer, rumors of which go a very long time. Moreover, a couple of years ago Wagoneer officially “registered” in strategy of development of the model line Jeep along with a few other brand new models.
According to recently declassified production schedule Jeep, the Assembly of both versions of the Wagoneer – “normal” and with the prefix Grand–, starts in the second quarter of next year. A few months earlier, the company plans to start production of a yet unnamed SUV with three-row cabin, and a new generation Grand Cherokee – also has repeatedly promised will be produced only in the third quarter.
It is expected that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer will take the position of the flagship models of the brand. Build it on a framed platform truck RAM 1500, supplied 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, and the interior appears expensive finishing materials, multimedia system for rear passengers, a 12-inch touchscreen on the center console and the like. Overall, the Grand Wagoneer should be a competitor of such authoritative “Europeans” like Range Rover or Mercedes-Benz GLS.