The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is going to be making a comeback. Not much is known about it right now, but here I have put together a list of what we do know about the Grand Wagoneer so far.
: Jeep has a goal to double its sales volume by 2018 from its 2014 figure of 1 million vehicles. Jeep CEO Manley said:
When I think about going from one million [units] to 1.9 million, I don’t think it’s easy – that would be wrong – but I think we have some very solid building blocks in place.
That timeline suggests that the Grand Wagonner could debut in mid- to late-2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle. Perhaps it could debut even sooner.
No Concept or Prototype Yet
: We have yet to see a Grand Wagoneer concept or prototype so everything to do with design and performance is really in the realm of speculation. I think its safe to say that the Grand Wagoneer will be more influenced by jeep's new design language than the classic Grand Wagoneer. Unfortunately, I think that means that means we won't be seeing a woodie version.
Aimed at luxury full-size SUV segment
: Jeep is trying to compete in the luxury full-size SUV segment. That would mean that the Grand Wagoneer would compete against such vehicles as the upcoming BMW X7, and other 3-row SUVs. Jeep is likely encouraged by the success of the only other solely SUV automobile company, Land Rover.
$65,000 price tag?
: The Grand Wagoneer could cost upwards of $65k so says Manley.
"If you think of the prices that competitors are asking, ranging from $65,000 up to $100,000-plus -- albeit at small volumes -- I have no doubt that, with the right kind of vehicle, we can play with those kinds of spenders."