Today, Jeep revealed a concept for a much-needed addition to its lineup – the Grand Wagoneer. It will be the pinnacle of the Wagoneer family, which will feature three rows of seating, tons of luxury and tech, and, according to a new report from Car and driver, a high price.
The publication interviewed Jeep president Christian Meunier, who said the standard Wagoneer would start at around $ 60,000 while the top-of-the-range Grand-Wagoneer hit six figures. It’s pretty common, but it looks like Jeep is positioning the Wagoneer family to compete with several different competitors. According to Car and driver, the Wagoneer is expected to compete with both Ford and Chevy, and Lincoln and Cadillac, like the Suburban and Navigator.
Meunier told the magazine that the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be offered in both short and long wheelbase configurations. Pair that with Jeep’s luxury ambitions and it’s easy to understand the huge price range. Those who buy the Grand Wagoneer should be thrilled. While Jeep calls the Grand Wagoneer a concept, we’re betting it’s a lot closer to production than the automaker wants us to know.
The concept includes seven infotainment screens, all running Uconnect 5, which Jeep says is five times faster than the current Uconnect 4 system. There is a configurable 12.3-inch dashboard, a dedicated 10.3-inch front passenger screen, a 12.1-inch top infotainment screen, a 10.3-inch “comfort screen”, one 10.3-inch rear center console screen and two 10.1-inch screens. inch screens for each rear passenger. Sheesh.
The Wagoneer family will share its foundations with the Ram 1500, including the powertrains, which means we should see the 1500 eTorque 5.7-liter mild-hybrid V8 powertrain offered as an option. There are also rumors that the FCA line-six could debut on the Wagoneer. Plug-in hybrid technology could also be added.
While the Grand Wagoneer that Jeep revealed today is just a concept, the price range is real. Production of the Wagoneer family is slated to begin next year, and it will be built at the automaker’s Warren, Michigan plant alongside the Ram 1500.