2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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DETROIT – Jeeps long awaited Grand Wagoneer SUV will continue to propel the quintessential off-road brand into luxury vehicles with a fully loaded model over $ 111,000 when it goes on sale later this year.

The new three-row SUV will test whether Jeep can expand its product range to the market lucrative luxury SUV segment and attract new customers like Cadillac, Lincoln and Land Rover. Jeep has expanded its mainstream SUVs to a full range of vehicles in recent years amid the influx of new competitors.

The Grand Wagoneer will be the premium sibling of a lower-priced SUV called Wagoneer, which starts at $ 57,995. Both vehicles are the same size, but the Grand Wagoneer – starting at $ 86,995 – has a slightly different exterior design, a more powerful engine, and exclusive interiors. Both vehicles are to be presented online on Thursday.

“Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are born from Jeep, but their character is different from the rest of the brand,” said Jeep CEO Christian Meunier during a press conference prior to the unveiling. “They are modern and future-oriented. There is pure DNA on which we build to make these products absolutely unique.”

Screens galore

While the exterior of the Grand Wagoneer is unmistakably a jeep, the interior of the SUV may be unrecognizable to current owners. It has screens up to 75 “, including an available 10.25” touchscreen in front of the passenger for streaming video and video Amazon Fire TV and control certain functions like navigation and outside cameras.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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The interior of the vehicle is also equipped with high-quality materials such as satined American walnut wood, aluminum and Nappa or Palermo leather seats with leather upholstery.

“You can match this interior of the Grand Wagoneer against anything in the market,” said Jim Morrison, head of Jeep’s North American office. “I’m not just saying any SUVs, you can take that up against anything on the market.”

Overall, compared to the Grand Wagoneer, the Wagoneer has fewer standard functions and high-quality materials. For example, the cheaper Wagoneer offers up to 50 ”screens compared to 75”. Some of the screens are smaller and do not have touch screens for convenience settings. Amazon Fire TV is available as both a passenger touchscreen and a front passenger touchscreen, which is not visible to the driver through a filter.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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Jeep said both Wagoneer models will eventually offer hands-free driver assistance systems on “approved roads,” but a spokesman declined to offer additional details. The vehicles are started with a driver assistance system that can control the speed, braking and distance of the vehicle between other vehicles. However, drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel.

Wagoneer

The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are expected to hit dealerships in the second half of 2021, including a top-end Grand Wagoneer Series III model starting at $ 103,995. Jeep is accepting refundable deposits of $ 500 for both vehicles through the Jeep website starting Thursday.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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Jeep dealers must be certified to sell the models. Certification includes training and an undisclosed investment. You have to fulfill 10 “promises” for Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer owners, ranging from free WiFi and car washes during service visits to a “high-tech and efficient sales and service experience”. The automaker also offers 24-hour customer service to the owners.

“Customer satisfaction with the product and the way they are treated throughout the buying process is paramount to the overall Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer experience,” said Meunier.

The names Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer were previously used by Jeep for large SUVs from 1963 to 1991. The company had promised to revive the Wagoneer name for almost a decade in order to better survive in the highly profitable large SUV segment.

The seven- or eight-person vehicles are largely based on a Concept version of the vehicle that the company revealed last year. The concept incorporated similar design elements, as well as many features and screens of the interior. Notable missing elements from the concept include an illuminated grille, an all-glass roof, and a plug-in hybrid petrol electric motor.

V-8 engines

Jeep has announced all of its new models will offer some form of electrification, such as the plug-in hybrid system, but executives declined to comment on the alternative powertrains for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Meunier said the brand has “a plan for electrification”.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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Jeep’s new parent company, Stellantis – the product of a $ 52 billion merger between automakers Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA – plans to offer a range of all-electric or hybrid products Vehicles by 2025.

The Wagoneer comes standard with a 5.7 liter mild hybrid V-8 developing 392 horsepower and 404 foot pounds of torque. The Grand Wagoneer comes standard with the 6.4 liter V8 engine delivering 471 horsepower and 455 foot pounds of torque. Each engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The hybrid engine has a 48-volt battery that offers better fuel consumption and faster acceleration, as well as other benefits.

Jeep has not published any estimates of the vehicles’ fuel consumption.