Largest model of the US Jeep concern should be a competitor to the sport version of Range Rover.
Renewed flagship is named “Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2018 “. In the product line of the manufacturer, the SUV is placed over Jeep Grand Cherokee and will be available with three rows of seats.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer news
After the announcement of Wagoneer SUV by FCA head Sergio Marchionne, media began to speculate about the car and agreed on the fact that Jeep will launch it on Ram 1500 frame platform, however constructively it will be a completely different machine.
Judging by the words Jeep boss Mike Manley, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be models located in a constructive relationship with the Grand Cherokee the next generation, but is a separate branch. “Grand” will act as a luxury option premium Wagoneer and challenge the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS. In terms of size new SUV will fit to associate with Dodge Durango for more 16 ft long and 118-inch wheelbase.
It is interesting to have details about the car platforms – whether they will have a new chassis and engineers continue to seek out reserves in the current Grand Cherokee WK2 platform, whose construction goes back to the basis of the old Mercedes-Benz ML? According to some reports, the second scenario is very likely. Grand Cherokee of the new generation will appear in the 2018-2019 year, and we will see Wagoneer a year later, luxury and full of ambitions.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer release date
Michael Manley, all the same, told reporters the novelty going to receive the flagship title, and its appearance on the market can be expected in 2018.
Release date: 2018
Interesting was the answer of the CEO about competitors of the future model. Mr. Manly immediately said that despite speculation, they’re not going to contest the Maserati Levante 2016, which is still also not sold on the market, since these two companies focus on different target audience.
In addition, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2018 not to race with the Levante Maserati, because, according to Manley: “Maserati and Jeep are completely dissimilar brands and Levante will appear in this markets where Jeep is not presented”.
According the exhibition held this year in Paris, Manley admitted Jeep is planning to compete with such brands as BMW X4 and X6. 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer might feature all modern gizmos such as full digital dashboard and advanced adaptive cruise control.
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Grand Wagoneer Jeep is not forgotten
Two years ago, Manley, the Jeep CEO, said the company is working on the creation of a large SUV, for which even ready to revive the name Grand Wagoneer that has gone down in history in the early 90s along with the latest released cars.
Then CEO Manager of the company called the end of 2014 beginning of 2015, as the period of the model appearance on the market. The time has passed and the new car hasn’t appeared in public. But this doesn’t mean the company has forgotten about this car.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer exterior
The possible design for the Grand Wagoneer could be very similar to the current model line of Jeep, especially as the full-size Grand Cherokee. There are no spy shots yet, so we could only guess. 2018 Jeep Wagoneer might be less suitable for the off-road, rather for family shuttle usage.
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2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer dimensions
All experts predict the rebirth of the new generation 2018 model year Grand Wagoneer will be taller, longer and a little bit wider than a standard Grand Cherokee. This will be made to provide a higher level of comfort, and a full comfort accomodation for 7-8 passengers.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer main rival
The main rival for SUVs remains the British company Land Rover. In this case, due to the nature of the renewed Grand Wagoneer, journalists predict three competitors from Britain: Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.
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2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer engine and specs
The new product will be created on the new platform, which in future will also use other companies: Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat. As regards of power units, the choice can be rather large, so far only referred to as 360-horsepower gasoline V8.
Most likely, the 2018 Wagoneer as Jeep Renegade, is based on the platform of the family of SCCS (Small Common Components and Systems) developed by the Italians in collaboration with General Motors. Accordingly, distant relatives of the crossover using short version of this platform was not only the Fiat Grande Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo and Opel models Corsa and Adam. On an extended modification of the same platform (Small LWB) based Fiat Linea and Opel Meriva.
About power units of the model is not clear yet, the manufacturer does not reveal the information. We could predict that 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer engine horsepower rating might be around 350 HP for a basic trim level and mpg rating might be around 21 in the combined cycle.
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2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer history
The history of Wagoneer brand has its roots back in the middle of 1960s, as a model of Kaiser Jeep corporation, and later, in 1970s as a part of AMC. The most successful models were produced from 1987 until 1991, when Jeep was a part of Chrysler corporation.
Wagoneer year-to-year changes were minimal, so even the last cars were equipped with carburetor engine, while fuel-injection was already available for Cherokees.
The last car carried the Grand Wagoneer name was a special luxury edition of the Grand Cherokee ZJ, exclusively for 1993.
So, the 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be a great upgrade in comparison with its ancestor.
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