Jeep has unveiled the Grand Wagoneer concept, after some teasers. Let's see what it's all about.
Jeep has said this Grand Wagoneer is a concept, but to our eyes, it looks as good as production-ready. The Wagoneer name is well known in Jeep circles and has been around since 1963.
What exactly is it though? Jeep says this is a 7-seater SUV and it features some interesting styling touches. At the front, there's a monstrous grille that will put some of BMW's designs to shame. There's an abundance of chrome throne into the mix too.
The cabin is impressive with no fewer than 7 screens inside. There's even a display for the front passenger, which is odd. The cabin's infotainment layout looks like the system used in Jaguar Land Rover products, with its vertical stack setup. Passengers at the back each get their own display which likely controls entertainment and climate.
Jeep says the Grand Wagoneer will be powered by a plug-in hybrid engine, but currently, FCA only offers this setup in a 3.6-litre V6 powertrain. Surely a big rumbling V8 would be more appropriate? It wouldn't surprise us to see a Hellcat 6.2-litre supercharged V8 eventually making its way into this vehicle. There are rumours FCA is working on a straight-6 motor, but we'll keep tabs on that.
Being a Jeep, it will boast some offroad capability. There will be four-wheel drive, air suspension, independent front and rear axles and it should be capable of towing large loads. With the Grand Wagoneer, Jeep is targetting the luxury and high-end SUV market, with things like the Range Rover in the crosshairs.