And they will let you watch movies!
Back in September, Jeep showed off the luxurious Grand Wagoneer Concept, previewing a new flagship model for the brand. As it turns out, Jeep will actually release two models that will sit above the Grand Cherokee L in its lineup. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be officially unveiled on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at noon Eastern time. Jeep hasn't specified the difference between the new models, though we assume the Grand Wagoneer will be a longer version of the Wagoneer, much like a Chevrolet Suburban is to a Tahoe.
These new models will return as a "premium extension of the Jeep brand." Jeep says they will "build on a rich heritage of premium American craftsmanship, heritage, and refinement while offering a new level of comfort, legendary 4x4 capability, and customer service."
Jeep still hasn't provided many details on the powertrain options, but the concept model was stated to have a plug-in hybrid system. We imagine Jeep will pair one of its Hemi V8 engines with a plug-in hybrid system, but other engines are certainly possible here. Inside, these are expected to be the most luxurious Jeep models yet, with new features like multiple touchscreens and a McIntosh audio system.
In the dash, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will include Jeep's Uconnect 5 infotainment platform, which will now boast Fire TV for Auto. These will be the first vehicles on the market to offer Fire TV for Auto, giving occupants access to access to movies, TV shows, games, Alexa, and more.
"The all-new 2022 model year Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are designed and engineered to set a new standard for American premium in the large SUV segment," said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer. "Launching Fire TV for Auto as an industry-first technology to the Wagoneer lineup illustrates one of the many ways we intend to deliver class-leading technology and connectivity to our customers."
Rear passengers can watch Fire TV on the rear screens, while the front passenger can use a high-tech privacy filter that disables the driver from viewing what's on the front screen. When the vehicle is in park, the driver can watch on the front screen. Fire TV can be controlled via a touchscreen, and Jeep will include an Auto-specific remote with push-to-talk Alexa access.