We remember when FCA announced the return of Grand Wagoneer for 2013. However, that didn’t happen. Now, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is official. Jeep raised its teasing game to a whole new level. The manufacturer announced the long-awaited comeback, and the latest stories were saying the return will happen next week.
Not so fast, because teaser images were the photos of the concept. This surely comes as a disappointment, but at least Wagoneer’s return is certain to happen. The production model should not depart from the concept significantly. That means we have all of the information that are important about the upcoming 2022 Grand Wagoneer.
2022 Grand Wagoneer Design
The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will mix retro with modern styling cues. The latest images are showing an SUV with a massive roof glass and a two-tone exterior paint job. The Grand Wagoneer model comes with a stylish roofline and thick B-pillars. Whatsoever, even the C-pillars are thicker, and the sloping rear end looks just perfect.
The rear part also shows chrome-covered pillars. The front fascia offers retro grille and badging. The muscle grille was famous back in the 80s, and now it will once again become available. The liftgate incorporates an American flag, and we like everything about the arriving model.
The interior is far more modern and luxurious than the exterior. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer won’t depart from the rest of the brand’s crossovers and SUV in terms of cabin design. Of course, everything inside will look premium and modern. One of the teaser images is showing an engine start-stop button, placed in a binnacle of the dash. The second image shows a better look at the center console.
Grand Wagoneer will offer a knurled silver knob, which should be used to control the infotainment. Moreover, this knob can be used for selecting gears or for terrain mode options. Besides that, we don’t know that much about Wagoneer’s interior. Some reports are strongly suggesting a 12-inch vertical touchscreen, premium upholstery, and various driver-assistance aids.
This is perhaps the biggest mystery at the moment. New 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will ride on the same platform as regular Wagoneer SUV. It is a body-on-frame architecture that also underpins the RAM 1500 truck. Thanks to that, powertrain options shouldn’t be such a huge mystery. The approaching SUV will deploy one of the Jeep’s V6 and V8 gasoline engine options. A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is actually the biggest question.
From what we learned, Jeep didn’t offer EcoDiesel powertrain in the Gladiator’s first year of production. The same could happen with the Grand Wagoneer SUV. New Jeep Wrangler will debut its first hybrid powertrain. We don’t know if the Grand Wagoneer will follow the same path. Anyway, Jeep will release closer details in the coming weeks.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date and Price
Many of you thought the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is coming to the markets next week. However, it is the concept debut that will happen at the beginning of September. It comes with disappointment, but we should not wait long for the production model. Most likely, the new Jeep’s SUV will go on sale in the second quarter of 2021.