The Grand Wagoneer Abstraction previews Jeep’s approaching flagship Wagoneer artefact line, with the Grand Wagoneer actuality a three-row, constituent hybrid-electric full-size SUV that mixes luxurious, old-world artisan touches with class-leading autogenous amplitude and towing capacity, added agenda displays that you can agitate a feel at, and lots of technology congenital in. When the Grand Wagoneer goes from abstraction to absoluteness abutting year, Jeep promises three altered four-wheel-drive systems to accept from, forth with its Quadra-Lift air abeyance to accumulate cartage adequate over the blazon of area you’d achievement to see a Grand Wagoneer tackle.
Though Jeep is befitting its cards abutting to its chest for now, the Wagoneer name will ultimately be activated to a accomplished ambit of Jeep vehicles, capricious in wheelbase breadth and all-embracing size, congenital on the Ram 1500 platform. “Full coverage” is promised in the exceptional space, and in fact, Jeep didn’t aphorism out a two-door Wagoneer alternative in a contempo basic media-only event. Key competitors Jeep is targeting for the Wagoneer band accommodate the Ambit Rover archetypal ambit and the soon-to-arrive 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which will be accessible in two wheelbase lengths with a accounted constituent amalgam alternative on the way.
No capacity were offered on what the Wagoneer’s exact constituent amalgam powertrain will attending like, but it’s acceptable to be a next-gen change of the Atkinson-cycle Pentastar V-6/twin-electric motor admixture begin in the accepted Chrysler Pacifica constituent hybrid. Will the “Grand” in Grand Wagoneer denote a top trim akin or a long-wheelbase version? All we apperceive is that it will be added expensive. Plan on the abject Wagoneer starting about $60,000 and the Grand Wagoneer cresting the $100,000 mark, Jeep says.
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Exterior Architecture
Think of the archetypal Jeep Grand Wagoneers from the 1960s through the aboriginal 1990s and you’re acceptable to anamnesis the affected wood-grain sides, the chrome seven-slot grille, the consummate attitude of the rough-and-rugged go-anywhere suspension, wheels, and tires, and a ample amplitude of advanced awning packing affluence of pep. It’s boxy to see abundant of that archetypal Grand Wagoneer animated through in the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, but some of the capacity attack to grab authority of the old magic. That seven-slot advanced grille remains, now emphasis in Obsidian Black, backlit with LED bulbs, and abundant with minute filigree in a comedy to craftsmanship. The Obsidian Black Treatment is additionally begin on the massive 24-inch aluminum auto and advanced drift plate, allegory accurately with the Grand Wagoneer Concept’s Arctic Ice white paint. Token tow hooks abut the advanced bonanza to add a atom of anatomic style.
Small capacity abide in the LED projector headlights which accept 18-carat teak copse axial the housings, as do the tie-down balustrade which alternate the Grand Wagoneer Concept’s full-pane bottle roof. On the advanced doors, aluminum Grand Wagoneer badging identifies the ample SUV with an American banderole arena to the patriot. The Grand Wagoneer Concept’s LED appendage lights sit aloft what is said to be a anatomic rear diffuser, with a backlit Grand Wagoneer adumbration on the electrically operated tailgate. Clearly, absolutely a lot of baby detail assignment has gone into the concept’s architecture (and yes, it’s boxy to cull off wood-grain ancillary panels these days, so Jeep was apparently appropriate to not alike try) but taken as a whole, there’s not abundant to visually articulation this rather calm abstraction with its forebears.
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Abstraction Autogenous Architecture
The account gets a little rosier on the axial of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, area Jeep pledges class-leading autogenous volume, and possibly the widest berth on the alley today. This arduous amplitude is accentuated by an aluminum trim piece, said to be structural, that runs the abounding breadth of the dashboard and contains inlaid heat-treated lacewood accents. The aforementioned raw aluminum trim can be begin on the about-face knob, blast surrounds, and door-mounted apostle grilles. Meanwhile, added copse and atramentous bottle highlight the dash, as does an aluminum Grand Wagoneer adumbration on the commuter side.
At the end of the dashboard, arresting abandoned with the advanced doors open, an aluminum bowl is inscribed with “1963”, the aboriginal Wagoneer archetypal year, and a abstraction agent silhouette. The two-spoke council caster additionally cautiously pays admiration to the aboriginal Wagoneer design. The ample centermost animate is adapted with ample-looking accumulator compartments and abstracted armrests for disciplinarian and advanced passenger.
If you’re interacting with the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Abstraction from axial the cabin, it’s mostly through an arrangement of screens—some 45 inches’ account on the dashboard alone. These displays breach bottomward like this: There’s a 12.3-inch apparatus animate for the driver, a axial 12.1 inch accumbent touchscreen at the top of the centermost assemblage for entertainment, navigation, and best added functions, a 10.25-inch affectation advanced of the passenger, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the abject of the centermost assemblage for altitude and bench abundance settings. The altitude affectation rotates out of the way to acknowledge a accumulator alcove abaft it.
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An added three screens abide the additional row, with a 10.1-inch awning amid the advanced seats, with alone 10.1-inch touchscreens for ball anon advanced of anniversary second-row captain’s chair. Sadly, third-row occupants are out of luck, admitting Jeep claiming allowance for adult adults in the aback seats. The capital affectation screens run FCA’s new Uconnect 5 infotainment software, which the automaker claims runs bristles times quicker than Uconnect 4 and allows for greater user customization. There’s alike a approach we were apparent in which all infotainment displays appearance a crackling fireplace. Gimmicky, but unique.
Other absorbing autogenous touches accommodate a amateur button housed in a covering and aluminum surround, and a McIntosh exceptional stereo arrangement with 23 speakers and 24 channels. Basic replicas of McIntosh’s acclaimed cool-blue aflame analog akin indicators can be toggled via the display, admitting the arrangement is not tube-driven as the brand’s best acclaimed audiophile-grade stereos are. The accessory selector is an aluminum rotary punch on the rather ample centermost animate with drive approach settings to either side. As arch of FCA architecture Ralph Gilles puts it, the Grand Wagoneer Concept, “is a akin of exceptional beheading that we’ve never done before.”
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What the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Isn’t
Jeep reps are accurate to agenda that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Abstraction is aloof that: a concept. As such, Jeep is afraid to acquaint us how abundant of what we see actuality will be begin on the assembly adaptation abutting year. Many of the added absorbing touches like the cautiously abundant amateur button and the teak inlays on the roof racks and headlamps are still not accepted for prime time. Likewise, Jeep says no accord has yet been active with McIntosh to accumulation a stereo to the assembly Jeep Grand Wagoneer. (Incidentally, the aftermost time we anamnesis a McIntosh stereo in an automotive appliance was as an alternative added in the aboriginal 2005-2006 Ford GT.) We’ll be abiding to accompany you added on the accessible 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer assembly vehicle, to be produced at FCA’s Warren, Michigan plant, as it becomes available.