Jeep has boosted its lineup with a pickup truck and more crossover offerings, but one product that has been sorely missing out on from the range is a three-row SUV. Quickly, FCA will correct that by restoring the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates for 2 SUVs slotting above the Grand Cherokee. Jeep has actually kept details on the upcoming large SUVs close to the chest, including what they will look like– but we can guess. These renderings might offer you a concept what the real-deal Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will look like when they get here in a couple of years.
Though the SUV’s overall shape is reminiscent of the Grand Cherokee, the Wagoneer is expected to be body-on-frame, sharing elements with the Ram 1500. We’ve spied unusual Ram prototypes checking nearby that we believe to be mules for the Wagoneer. In some images, you can hardly make out the truck’s rear independent suspension. Switching the Ram’s rear live axle out for an independent setup should approve more traveler space in the third row. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be built at FCA’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan, along with the new Ram HD.
Our rendering draws greatly from the Jeep Yuntu idea, which was shown a number of years back at the Shanghai auto show. That principle eventually became the Grand Commander, a seven-seat crossover that will only be offered in China. Still, much of the Yuntu’s styling elements might affect the style of the truck-based Jeep Wagoneer. Something we understand the two will share is a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. In its five-year plan, FCA exposed that the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer would get plug-in hybrid variants. When it comes to other engine options, the Wagoneer might share some of its powertrains with the Ram 1500. Likely prospects consist of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, perhaps with eTorque mild hybrid help. The Wagoneer siblings could likewise get the most recent version of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, which loads 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.