Today’s automotive industry is largely about big family haulers, particularly about three-row SUVs. While it has been the world’s most famous SUV manufacturer, Jeep doesn’t have a three-row SUV in the offer but that’s about to change in the near future. Jeep is finally about to enter the segment of three-row SUVs with the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The new model will be a genuine BoF SUV, with the legendary nameplate that will definitely have a positive impact on sales and popularity.
At this point, most of the details are still a secret, despite that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept has been revealed. The concept version shows some of the styling bits, but that still seems far away from the production version. Still, we can see some of the most interesting design solutions that will certainly find their way to the production model. We expect that the production will start already in the first half of the next year.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Design
Of course, we should start with the most basic design characteristics. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform and it seems pretty much certain that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer design will be based on a body-on-frame platform, the same one that underprints Ram 1500. After all, the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be built in the same assembly as Ram HD models.
Another thing that comes to mind is the size. This will be a long-wheelbase version of the SUV, while the standard model will come as Wagoneer. At this point, we don’t know the exact numbers but have no doubt that this SUV will feature more than 130 inches in wheelbase. Simply, it will compete with models like Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition Max and these models come with such numbers.
The testing model has been spotted on the road and while the body is still covered, we’ve noticed an independent rear suspension. This feature will certainly be highly beneficial in terms of comfort, as well as in terms of the cargo volume. Simply, such a design is a must, considering that both Expedition and Suburban come standard with such suspension.
When it comes to the styling, it’s still early to talk about details. On one side, the testing model still wears a complete camouflage. On the other, the concept version has been presented and shows a lot of interesting details. While some of them probably won’t make it to the production version, there are several things that seem like a certain thing. This particularly refers to the overall shape, which seems pretty boxy and looks a little bit like a stretched Grand Cherokee.
When it comes to front and rear ends, we have no doubt that the company will stick to conventional design solutions. We have no doubt that the front grille will come with those vertical bars and other Jeep’s signature design solutions.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer interior looks particularly interesting, at least in the concept version. If you look at the teaser photos, you can see a really hi-tech dashboard, which is highlighted by a dual-touchscreen setup, which is a bit of a surprise, as most of us expected to see Ram’s new vertical screen. Besides, lots of tech goodies, the cabin also looks really classy, so we presume that the company will aim premium segment with range-topping versions, while more basic models will compete with the aforementioned mainstream SUVs.
When it comes to the interior space, you may count on three very generous, adult-friendly rows of seats, as well as on a very spacious cargo area, with more than 120 cubic feet of the overall volume.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Engines
Under the hood, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer should rely on familiar units. We presume that the base model could come with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 305 horsepower. Of course, optional V8 units seem like a much better choice and we have no doubt that a well-known 5.7-liter HEMI V8 will be in the offer. This engine puts out around 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. There is also a big chance to see a bigger 6.4-liter unit in the offer, which would be reserved for a possible performance version.
Some sources also suggest the possibility of a diesel version. If this happens, we have no doubt that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer diesel would use a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date and Price
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer release date is expected to be scheduled for the first half of the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base models will go around 50.000 dollars. As we already mentioned, this SUV will compete with both mainstream and premium SUVs, which includes models like Ford Expedition Max, Chevy Suburban, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade etc.