Jeep has bolstered its lineup with a pickup truck and extra crossover choices, however one product that has been sorely lacking from the vary is a three-row SUV. Quickly, FCA will treatment that by bringing again the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates for 2 SUVs slotting above the Grand Cherokee. Jeep has stored particulars on the upcoming massive SUVs near the chest, together with what they may appear to be—however we will guess. These renderings are supposed to offer an concept what the real-deal Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer could appear to be once they arrive in two years.
Although the SUV’s total form is harking back to the Grand Cherokee, the Wagoneer is anticipated to be body-on-frame, sharing elements with the Ram 1500. We’ve spied uncommon Ram prototypes testing close by that we consider to be mules for the Wagoneer. In some images of these autos you may barely make out the truck’s rear impartial suspension. Swapping the Ram’s rear stay axle out for an impartial setup ought to grant extra passenger house within the third row in addition to a extra luxury-oriented journey. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will probably be constructed at FCA’s Warren Truck Meeting Plant in Michigan, alongside the brand new Ram HD.
Our rendering attracts closely from the Jeep Yuntu idea, which was proven a pair years again on the Shanghai auto present. That idea ultimately grew to become the Grand Commander, a seven-seat crossover solely offered in China. Nonetheless, lots of the Yuntu’s styling parts might affect the design of the truck-based Jeep Wagoneer. One factor we all know the 2 can have in frequent is a plug-in-hybrid drivetrain. In its five-year plan, FCA revealed that the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer would get plug-in hybrid variants. As for different engine choices, the Wagoneer might share a few of its powertrains with the Ram 1500. Doubtless candidates embrace the three.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-Eight, probably with eTorque gentle hybrid help. The Wagoneer siblings might additionally get the newest model of the three.Zero-liter EcoDiesel V-6, which packs 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.