The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be luxury SUVs that will sit at the top of the brand’s lineup. Though they will be based on the Grand Cherokee, the reintroduced SUVs will be separate models, Automotive News reports.
The new Grand Wagoneer is expected to be a more luxurious version of the standard Wagoneer. The model will be similar in size to the three-row Dodge Durango. The Durango rides on a stretched version of the Grand Cherokee platform.
Comments from Jeep brand chief Mike Manley seemed to imply to Automotive News that the two might be high-grade trims on the Grand Cherokee, though a Jeep spokesman later clarified that’s not the case. ANpredicts the new Wagoneers will debut after 2019, as the Grand Cherokee was pushed back to late 2018 or 2019.
Manley says the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer historically represent the best Jeep has to offer. Previous versions were based upon the the Jeep SJ platform that also underpinned early Jeep Cherokees. The Grand Wagoneer name was last used as a trim level on the 1993 Grand Cherokee.