Jeep gave us another glimpse of the upcoming Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer ahead of its September 3 reveal, this time showing the entire vehicle from a bird’s eye view. The panoramic glass roof would have given us all a nice look at the three-row interior, but Jeep has obscured it under a roadmap of Detroit. Sneaky. It’s still possible to pick out second-row captain’s chairs with a sizable center console that mimics the version between the front two seats.
The white Jeep pictured features a black roof and A-pillars, possibly suggesting a Wagoneer styling cue that will carry on through a specific trim level. We’re not sure if there’s anything else to be gleaned from the teaser image, other than what seems to be a head-up-display projector on the driver side dash.
The Wagoneer will truly be a full-size SUV and should go head-to-head with Chevrolet’s recently redesigned Tahoe, Ford’s stylish Expedition, and GMC’s Yukon. The Grand Wagoneer, featuring more luxurious trim and interior appointments, looks to target the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, and GMC Yukon Denali. Expect both Jeep models to debut, after much delay, as 2022 models.
The rumors of Jeep resurrecting the storied Wagoneer name have been flowing since shortly after the Commander left production in 2010. Jeep hasn’t had a three-row SUV since then, despite the Wagoneer name coming up in future product planning sessions several times over the years.
Spy photos have shown that the Wagoneer will ride on a fully independent suspension, and it appears to be based on the Ram 1500 chassis, splitting from the previous Commander and current Durango, which are both unibody and based on the Grand Cherokee architecture. That could open up the possibility that the Wagoneer may use any of the Ram 1500’s powertrains. As we mentioned before, however, we don’t expect a Hellcat Wagoneer, even though the Ram TRX exists. Especially not out of the gate. However, it is Mopar, so you can never truly count it out.