Currently reading: Jeep Grand Wagoneer: 2021 SUV seen in near-production form
Disguised prototypes reveal visual changes from the original concept
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
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8 October 2020

The upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV has been spotted testing ahead of an expected 2021 launch.

Previously revealed in concept form, the new model will revive Jeep's Wagoneer badge as part of the marque's bid to better compete with premium European SUVs such as the BMW X5 and Range Rover.

Until now, prototype cars had only been seen sporting heavy vinyl camouflage, but these latest images provide a closer look at what is believed to be the production-ready car.

Minor changes from the concept can be seen, including a front bumper tweaked to accommodate ADAS safety systems and slightly redesigned headlight and tail-light clusters.

The prototype appears to be riding on smaller wheels than the 24in alloys used for the concept and it remains unclear whether the full-length glass roof has been retained, but few other concessions appear to have been made in readying the car for production. 

The concept featured a plug-in hybrid powertrain closely related to those seen in the Renegade and Wrangler 4xe PHEVs, although exact technical details remain unknown.

The final car is expected to be sold with a variety of four-wheel drive systems, independent front and rear suspension and Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension - implying that despite a shift towards the more luxurious end of the market, off-road ability will remain a key selling point.

The seven-seat Grand Wagoneer is set to supersede the Grand Cherokee as the flagship Jeep model in the US, although the company is unlikely to bring the new model to Europe.

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8 October 2020

 Wack the corporate front on it, and, hey! Presto, we've got a ....?

9 October 2020

If Jeep gets the details right - and they usually do - this will look superb.

8 October 2020
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8 October 2020

SUV Estate! This will go done well stateside where big is beautifull. Land Rover should make an Estate version of the Discovery...

8 October 2020

Have Jeep/FCA stated that the Grand Wagoneer is unlikely to be sold in Britain, or is this simply guesswork/speculation by Autocar? Having just checked the official Jeep UK website it seems the Grand Cherokee is no longer being sold here. Why is this? Has over-ambitious (aka rip-off) pricing signed the model's death warrant? It's not so long ago that these mid-sized SUVs seemed quite popular on our roads. What's gone wrong?

:(((

 

8 October 2020
Rollocks wrote:

Have Jeep/FCA stated that the Grand Wagoneer is unlikely to be sold in Britain, or is this simply guesswork/speculation by Autocar? Having just checked the official Jeep UK website it seems the Grand Cherokee is no longer being sold here. Why is this? Has over-ambitious (aka rip-off) pricing signed the model's death warrant? It's not so long ago that these mid-sized SUVs seemed quite popular on our roads. What's gone wrong?

:(((

 

CO2. Thats what has gone wrong. We were already only offered the diesel, not the V6 and V8 options the rest of the world gets. I am sure the ambitious prices havent helped either. Note that its not just the Grand Cherokee that has gone, the Cherokee has also been withdrawn, leaving the front wheel drive Fiat based cars, plus the Wrangler, and that it

 

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