Jeep plans to revive its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models. We already wrote about the spied Wagoneer model. Now, the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer has been spied during the road test. The prototype was wearing a full camouflage but still, most of the parts are visible. We must credit Jeep for not releasing so many details over the years. This three-row SUV is one of the finest examples.
However, the wait is offer and the comeback of Grand Wagoneer will finally happen. According to Jeep, the company listens to its customers. According to Jeep, the fans wanted a pickup truck and they’ve given the Gladiator. Now, Jeep is somewhat short of three-row SUVs so there you go. The 2021 Grand Wagoneer is coming to the markets and here’s what we know so far.
2021 Grand Wagoneer Spy Shots
According to the newest spy shots, the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will arrive in an imposing shape. Large dimensions are just a beginning. This three-row SUV will be larger than the Grand Cherokee model. Speaking of which, these two models will have a lot in common. Rumors were correct and Grand Wagoneer will ride on the same architecture that underpins the current Ram 1500 pickup. Most likely, two models will share powertrain options as well.
The spy shots are showing the front fascia with recognizable Jeep’s seven-slot grille and LED headlights. Thanks to the new layout, the face of the Grand Wagoneer really does look unique. Numerous chrome trims are surely sitting below the camo. Jeep will also provide new all-season tires and most likely standard 17-inch wheels. Lastly, Jeep will most likely offer both short and long-wheelbase models.
As we said, a new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will share a lot of things with numerous models. The close resemblance with Grand Cherokee SUV and Ram 1500 pickup is clearly suggesting possible engine options. Logically, a 3.6-liter V6 will be a standard engine option. Some reports are speculating a possible V8 powertrain.
If that really happens, a 5.7-liter gasoline engine is the most likely outcome. The chance of 6.4-liter Hemi V8 happening is really small. On the other hand, an 8-speed automatic transmission is the most likely outcome. A diesel option is another possibility for the markets outside the U.S. Most likely, it will be the same EcoDiesel 3.0-liter V6 that is available in Wrangler SUV.
Hybrid is Happening
Back in 2016, Jeep’s (now FCA) CEO suggested a Grand Wagoneer with the hybrid powertrain. Moreover, it is a plug-in hybrid version of the SUV. New 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is very likely to get some sort of electrification. No doubt, Jeep clearly sees Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer as an important part of the future production plans.
Most likely outcome? In our honest opinion, Ram’s 48-volt hybrid system combined with a standard V6 or optional V8. Unlike regular Grand Wagoneer, a hybrid variant will provide a standard four-wheel-drive setup.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will most likely debut this year. However, the sales won’t start before December. That means this SUV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021. Jeep is yet to release exact pricing and launch details. The most like debut in June this year at the Detroit Auto Show.