Everyone’s beloved Grand Wagoneer SUV may give ‘range’ a whole new meaning.
The Jeep Wagoneer is slated to return in 2021 as a 2022 model. That’s a full 10 years after the late Sergio Marchionne declared that the iconic Jeep SUV would be making a comeback.
At first, it was slated for 2013. Then it was 2015. Then ’16… and ’19. To say that the Wagoneer revival has been a saga would be an understatement. But the wheels are truly in motion now, and barring some kind of catastrophic happening at Jeep, it’ll be here sooner than later.
We still don’t know much about what the new Wagoneer will look like. But renewed interest in classic SJs and in the nameplate itself is reaching fever-pitch.
Jeep’s modernized interpretation of the classic SUV in its green 2018 Wagoneer Roadtrip concept was a hit at last year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Unfortunately for the purists, the next Wagoneer will not be your grandfather’s old SJ.
Oh, and according to a recent report in Insider Car News, it will be available from the outset with a hybrid powertrain. Even wilder, FCA may even be considering a fully-electric version.
It will compete with the Ford, Chevy and GMC SUV in the States, while the Grand Wagoneer will square off against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes GLS, Range Rovers and Toyota Land Cruiser. It may top out at nearly $150,000.
Rumor has it that a 700-plus horsepower Trackhawk version may even be in the works.