Lately, we could hear the rumors about the comeback of well known Grand Wagoneer. However, it seems that the rumors are true and we will soon see the brand new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. At the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler car maker has shared the news about the production of this luxury full size SUV.
The new Grand Wagoneer should represent the sixth generation model. It will ride on a new platform, and will show significant upgrades considering technology. Furthermore, there should be some interesting cosmetic changes on its body and it should feature more powerful engine. The three-row SUV is expected to be built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. After it sees the light of the day next year, the new Jeep will probably be the top model in its class. Its strongest rivals will be Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover.
2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer powertrain and performance
It is still too early to talk about the engine which will power the new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. However, we have heard some news about the two types of engines which will be found in the new Jeep. So, the base unit is expected to be a 3.6-liter V-6. This engine should be able to produce 335 horses.
The next one should be the stronger 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine. This engine should be able to develop the maximum of 400 horsepower. The engines should be paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel drive configuration should be standard.
Design of exterior and interior
The all new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer should be underpinned with an upgraded platform which is also used by the new Grand Cherokee model. However, the Grand Wagoneer is expected to be taller and wider than the Grand Cherokee. Moreover, considering its design, they will also share some similarities.
Speaking of the exterior design, the new Jeep will have powerful, muscular and bold appearance. The front fascia will feature a seven-slat chrome grille. The head lights will get new LED pattern with dots and will have similar shape as the ones in the Cherokee model. The tail lamps will feature similar interesting design as the front. On the rear, we will notice two large exhaust pipes.
When it comes to interior design, there is no much precise information. However, what we can say for sure is that the new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is going to be very spacious. The cabin will have three rows of seats and be able to accommodate seven passengers. Because of the stretched wheelbase, all the occupants will have plenty of room and comfort. Furthermore, we can expect premium materials and the latest tech features. The safety should be improved too and there will be more standard equipment this time. Unfortunately, because of the lack of information, we cannot reveal more.
Release date and expected price of the 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The exact time of the arrival of the new 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is still unknown. We believe that it should go on sale sometime during 2018. Speaking of the price, it is expected to be around $60,000.