What do you think of this retro take on the new Grand Wagoneer?
Since the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept debuted this week, it was probably going to be a matter of time before talented digital artists rendered alternative versions of the luxury SUV. We didn't expect a render to be published just a few hours after the concept's reveal, but that's exactly what artist Abimelec Design has achieved with this retro-inspired take.
When it was in production between 1984 and 1991, the original Grand Wagoneer was famous for featuring an extensive amount of wood-grain trim on the exterior, which has been replicated in the render as a nod to the original. It works. Sort of.
It's an acquired taste, but a woody exterior would certainly help the Grand Wagoneer stand out from the current crop of luxury SUVs with overly familiar designs. We're expecting the production version to closely resemble the concept, so don't get your hopes up for the 2022 Grand Wagoneer to get the woody treatment. Just imagine if Jeep launched this as a special edition for fans of the original Grand Wagoneer. And if Jeep doesn't, we won't be surprised if someone builds their own custom wood-paneled version of the new Grand Wagoneer.
While the concept doesn't have a woody exterior like the original, the interior is trimmed with copious amounts of heat-treated lacewood applied to the instrument panel and the front doors.
Unlike the original, the Concept comes equipped with a multitude of displays to bring the cabin up to modern standards. Positioned behind the steering wheel is a 12.3-inch digital display, while the center console features a 12.1-inch touchscreen and the front passenger can access a separate 10.25-inch touchscreen.
Not to be left out, second-row passengers can be entertained with 10.1-inch touchscreens. Under the hood, the Grand Wagoneer uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but no specification details have been released. The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will go on sale next year.
What do you think this artist's retro take on Jeep's new luxury three-row SUV?