FCA will bring the Grand Wagoneer back to life

Sergio Marchionne has never hidden his amazement with the fact that Land Rover has turned into a premium brand. Jeep, on the other hand, has a similar heritage, if not bigger, but was almost bankrupt. One of the products that may help Jeep follow the same successful road Land Rover has traveled is the Grand Wagoneer, or Jeep’s version for a Range Rover. According to the guys at Allpar, the vehicle has finally received the green light, as well as the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

The Grand Wagoneer, or simply Wagoneer, has not been defined so far. It could be a lot of things, such as a larger than Durango Grand Cherokee, a Durango with a Grand Cherokee suspension, an entirely new product and so on. In our opinion, only something entirely new, and quite sophisticated, would hit the nail in the head for Jeep. If the goal is to compete in the luxury SUV segment, a brushed up Durango or Grand Cherokee will not do.

Would the new Wagoneer feature a wood or wood-like lateral. We seriously doubt it. Although it is a charming thing to have in old cars, such as the original Wagoneer, it would seem tacky in a modern vehicle.

The Trackhawk version of the Grand Cherokee will probably receive a downtuned Hellcat engine, but there are no details about it either.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.