Jeep unveils new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept from last year has finally made it into production along with its trimmed-down variant, the not-so-grand Wagoneer.
The body-on-frame SUV is 5,435 mm (17.83 ft.) long, 2,123 mm (6.97 ft.) wide and 1,920 mm (6.3 ft.) tall with 3,124 mm (10.25 ft.) between the axles. Its three-row cabin is meant for eight passengers, and its trunk size amounts to 775 liters (27.37 cubic feet).
The regular Wagoneer packs a 5.7-liter V8 rated at 397 PS (392 hp / 292 kW) and 548 Nm (404 lb-ft) of torque. A starter-generator assists it, and an eight-speed automatic transmission transfers th torque to the rear axle alone in the base spec. A higher spec benefits from the same AWD system as the Grand Cherokee L: you can choose between Quadra-Trac I (single-range transfer case), Quadra-Trac II (dual-range transfer case), and Quadra-Drive II (same, plus transverse differentials with electronic locks).
Options include Advanced All-Terrain underbody protection made of stainless steel and a Quadra-Lift air suspension for a lift from 210 to 250 mm of ground clearance (8.2 to 9.75 inches).
Interior highlights include Nappa leather, a 10.3-inch digital dashboard, and a 10.1-inch touch-enabled display. Another 10.3-inch screen comes optional and can be used to access HVAC controls and other in-car functions. Individual seats can be installed instead of a second row bank, and the top trim features a McIntosh audio system. Prices start from U.S. $57,995.
The Grand Wagoneer comes priced much higher at $86,995 and above that, but it packs a superior 6.4-liter V8 rated at 477 PS (470 hp / 351 kW) and 617 Nm (455 lb-ft) of torque. The standard spec also lists air-ride suspension, Quadra-Trac II, a 12.3-inch digital dash, a display for the front passenger, individual second row seats, and as many as three displays for the middle row occupants.
Both versions will accessorize up by the end of the year, gaining adaptive cruise control, AEB, lane control, and blind spot monitoring.
Pre-orders are already running, and the shipments are set to begin this summer.
Editor Andrew Raspopov