TopElectricSUV.com has accessed a Jeep Grand Wagoneer design patent application in Australia. Pictures you see here are obtained from IP Australia, showing it in the near-production concept version that FCA unveiled last September.
The Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer are storied nameplates providing Jeep a head start entering the high margin premium SUV segment this year. The former was born in 1962, and the latter followed two decades later in 1984.
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, in addition to their obvious all-American swagger, imposing road presence, and sumptuous cabin, will feature something that was unthinkable for their predecessors – electrification. The mammoth full-size SUVs from Detroit will pack plug-in hybrid technology for lower emissions and fuel consumption.
FCA is developing the next-gen Jeep Wagoneer on the same body-on-frame platform as the RAM 1500. The company may offer them with the pickup truck’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 gasoline engines, both with the eTorque mild-hybrid system. Moreover, there will be a plug-in hybrid powertrain also on offer.
Confirming the return of the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer at the Capital Markets Day in 2018, FCA had revealed that it plans to offer them with plug-in hybrid technology. In fact, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept showcased last year featured a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Both next-gen Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models enter production this year, FCA had said in September. According to a new report from moparinsiders.com, production is rumored to begin in May. The report says that the short-wheelbase version will roll out first, and the long-wheelbase version will appear in the market in 2022.
In December 2019, a motoring.com.au report citing Christian Meunier, President, Jeep (Global), had suggested that 2022 Jeep Wagoneer RHD and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer RHD are possible and that they are under study. If approved, the upcoming flagship Jeep SUVs could be sold in right-hand drive markets like Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as well.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer FAQs
What is the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer release date?
The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer is expected to launch in the second half of 2021.
What is the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer price expectation?
Jeep Grand Wagoneer prices could range from $60,000-$100,000.
Which models would the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer challenge?
Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, BMW X7 and the new Range Rover.