Allpar is reporting that they have it on excellent authority that Jeep will sell the Grandwagoneer to European consumers as well.
While it may be fairly large for the majority of European cities, it should prove popular in the country. If Jeep positions the Wagoneer as upscale enough low volume shouldn't hurt profitability.
Its expected that the Grandwagoneer would use 2 V6 engines in Europe, both borrowed from the Grand Cherokee. The 3.6L Pentastar with VVT makes 290 hp and 260 lf-ft of torque and the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 that makes 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Both motors are expected to be paired with the same TorqueFlite 8 speed transmission just as it is in the Grand Cherokee.
I think it might have been possible that if it couldn't take on this world vehicle or multiple market approach then it wouldn't be happening at all, since that's just the sort of direction car maker are moving to.
From the looks of it this will be a global product. Why you may ask? Just look at what Jeep is doing over in China. More countries in that region will also benefit from China's wealth, making them markets Jeep could get into, even if its lower sales volume.
That's where they'll really make some good sales if this is indeed as luxurious as it should be. Selling it there and places like Dubai and they'll be alright.
Even if they dont make it nearly as luxurious as we're thinking. Some popular SUV's in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East aren't too special. Those guys are more about function than anything else, living somewhere with extreme heat its easy to see why that would be the case.
Well there are some semi-luxury vehicles out there that the Wagoneer can sit right next to, one of them being the Land Cruiser from Toyota. If they can make something like that then i'm positive this model will take off and gain good interest.