2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Targets Range Rover; Wrangler Pickup on Track
Jeep will unveil three brand-new designs by 2020. While we anticipated both the Wrangler pickup along with which year’s confirmation which a brand-new Grand Wagoneer will be coming, we didn’t quite foresee the dawn of a Jeep which might sell for Range Rover money.
Jeep CEO Mike Manley said the Wagoneer along with Grand Wagoneer—two large SUVs based in part on the Ram truck’s Centeng-on-frame chassis–will compete from the $60,000-to-$100,000 bracket. Fully loaded examples of the Grand Wagoneer, Jeep’s first three-row full-size SUV since the 2010 Commander, will sell against the Range Rover along with the Cadillac
“which’s a place we’ve been, we walked away via which, right now we’re going to be strong again,” said Manley, referring to the original 1984–1991 Grand Wagoneer along with its upmarket position alongside contemporary Range Rovers. which’s not entirely beyond realistic expectations, either, given which a fully loaded 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT currently exceeds $80,000.
Entry-level designs will naturally pit against the Chevrolet Tahoe along with Suburban, with the Grand name denoting a larger Centeng on a longer wheelbase. Despite the almost complete market shift via truck-based SUVs to car-based crossovers, Manley said he doesn’t want the Wagoneer designs to become another niche. Combined U.S. sales of large luxury SUVs along with crossovers grew 14 percent in 2016, according to data via WardsAuto. Even Toyota’s outdated Land Cruiser jumped 38 percent last year, although Manley will be looking to sell a lot more than the 3705 units recorded for the Toyota. As we reported earlier, a hybrid will be still a definite.
As for why Jeep decided against using a stretched variation of the next Grand Cherokee (which itself will be based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio), Manley stressed a desire for higher tow ratings. which’s also most convenient to build the Wagoneer chassis next to the Ram 1500 at FCA’s Warren, Michigan assembly plant.
The Wrangler pickup, which Manley confirmed a year ago at which show, will be based on the next-generation 2018 Wrangler along with will be built in Toledo, Ohio. Both plants will be fully up to speed with these brand-new products by 2020, generating an expected 2000 brand-new jobs.
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Manley sealed his lips when pressed for more details about the Wrangler pickup. So far, we’re certain our predictions are on target.