The big reveal is happening this week.
Jeep just can't stop teasing the all-new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs. After years of waiting and promises, the reborn Jeep SUVs are officially set to debut (most likely in advanced concept form) this Thursday, September 3 along with the production-spec Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. Not only will the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer allow the brand to compete in the high-demand three-row SUV segment, but both will be a leap forward in the luxury department. Jeep is aiming high here and with competitors such as the BMW X7 and Audi Q7 in mind. It's a bold goal, no doubt, and it'll be very interesting to see how buyers respond.
But until then, Jeep has released what could be the final teaser images, which shows the vehicle from the dorsal view as well as a shot of an interior vent covered in chrome.
But it's the roof image that has caught our attention because it clearly shows not only three rows of seats but also the fact the entire thing is made of glass. An all-glass roof will definitely be optional but we won't know for a few more days whether it's standard fare.
Although the glass is a bit darkened, we can still clearly make out the two second-row captain's chairs and a third-row bench, thus seating for six. Seven-passenger seating is also possible if those two second-row seats can be swapped out for a bench. This image also proves Jeep will offer two-tone exterior color options. In this case, the SUV's lower body is painted white and the roof is black. What about wood paneling just like in the original Grand Wagoneer? Very unlikely, but hey, that's why special editions exist.
It's important to know the Jeep Grand Wagoneer isn't a stretched Grand Cherokee but instead rides on the same platform underpinning the Ram 1500. Two versions will be offered, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, with the latter obviously being larger. They'll boast an independent rear suspension along with Ram's eTorque 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8 engines. A naturally aspirated 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is also expected, and all engines will utilize a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be standard. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are also likely, though they may not debut this week.
Jeep isn't wasting time with its new SUV as production for both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021.