2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (Sort Of) Teased For The First Time

A teaser image that shows absolutely nothing on the vehicle is a bit boring, but we’re glad that Jeep is finally getting ready to showcase the Grand Wagoneer. The adjacent photo explaining the meaning of the word ‘tall’ was shared on the company’s social media channels, signaling that a new ‘tall’ model is coming soon.

While that doesn’t necessarily mean Jeep is indirectly teasing the Grand Wagoneer, we’re tempted to believe it’s the model in question rather than the next-gen Grand Cherokee. The full-size SUV has been slow to come in view of the announcement that Jeep first announced over two years ago with a product roadmap through 2022 that also included a Wagoneer and a new Three-row SUV positioned between the next Grand Cherokee and the Wagoneer.

How long is “soon”? We’ll probably have to wait a few more weeks to find out more about the Grand Wagoneer, but we know when production is due to start. According to a recently released FCA document, the model will go into production in the second quarter of 2021 when the regular Wagoneer is also set to go into production. These will follow the aforementioned three-row SUV that goes into production in Q1 2021, while the new Grand Cherokee SOP is scheduled for Q3 2021.

Probably riding on the same platform as the Ram 1500, the loaded large SUV would become the most sophisticated product in the FCA lineup. It would offer a frameless 12-inch touchscreen, head-up display, rear entertainment system, and premium materials throughout the interior.

The latest information suggests that the Grand Wagoneer will have a Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system and a plug-in hybrid variant with an electric range of around 30 miles (48 kilometers). Since it will likely use the Ram 1500’s on-frame body foundation, expect the powertrains to be borrowed from the pickup truck. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations are on the menu, along with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

As for exterior styling, we wouldn’t hold our breath for a retro-flavored design like Ford did with the new Bronco, as the Grand Wagoneer would look like a more chic 2022 Grand Cherokee. In other words, woodwork to revert to the old model is probably not the order of the day.

Now that Jeep has officially launched the teaser campaign, we hope to hear more about the Grand Wagoneer in the weeks and months to come.

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