Jeep, the automaker behind the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the Grand Cherokee has recently released teaser images of an upcoming model with an iconic name. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept has broken cover and has been revealed online. While it's just a concept car, for now, it does give us a glimpse as to what to expect the vehicle to be once it officially launches in 2022.
With the release of the teaser images comes new information with regard to the much-awaited vehicle. New reports have stated that it will be returning to the automotive market with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and its production will start towards the middle of 2021.
On the outside, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer looks closer to an upscaled Grand Cherokee. It carries the brand’s iconic grille along with a set of LED headlights on either side. Like the rest of its stablemates, it too carries a refined yet rugged look. Body lines are contoured nicely to give the SUV a muscular and athletic look. At the back comes a rather polarizing rear end as the large bezels of the rear window may look odd to some. Nevertheless, it comes with long and sleek LED taillights that stretch from one side to the other along with more cuts and creases that emphasize its brash yet somehow premium look.
The cabin continues the premium feel of the exterior. It comes with a modern and elegant design with nice touches of wood and leather. Screens are plentiful in the vehicle, at least for the concept, as it boasts three large screens, one for the gauge cluster, one for the infotainment, and one for what appears to be the climate controls. More screens can be seen at the back for the passengers to use.
Power will supposedly come from a hybrid drivetrain, however, as to what it will compose of is still unknown. It could mean, however, that a 3.6-liter gas V6, or a 5.7-liter gasoline V8, and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel could all be options paired with an electric motor for the upcoming vehicle. In terms of underpinnings, the Grand Wagoneer will be using the running gear and probably the chassis of the Ram 1500 full-size pickup. With that said the result is a true SUV as the vehicle will be built with body-on-frame construction. Unlike the pickup that is rumored to be based on the Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be getting independent rear suspension instead of a live axle. Jeep will also supposedly add air-suspension to the vehicle along with three different 4x4 systems.
While it's only a concept vehicle, now, we can't wait to see the real deal once it makes its official debut in 2022.