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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer launched

New 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer launched


That is the brand new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It’s a reimagined model of the corporate’s unique, flagship SUV from 1962, which is able to go on sale within the US early subsequent 12 months. There’s no phrase but on whether or not the SUV might be bought within the UK however, when it reaches the American market, it’ll act as a premium rival for the BMW X7, Audi Q8 and the Vary Rover.

Though technically an idea for now, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s styling is clearly influenced by the Grand Cherokee. It shares the identical bluff entrance finish and boxy panelling, together with a brand new pair of LED headlamps, a full-length panoramic glass roof, a delicate rear diffuser and a set of 24-inch multispoke alloy wheels.

As a nod to the unique Grand Wagoneer, which featured wooden panelling alongside its flanks, the headlights on this new mannequin are cradled in real teak wooden. The tie-down loops on the SUV’s roof rails are additionally trimmed in teak, whereas the outer fringe of the instrument panel options an inscription, which marks the launch date of the traditional Wagoneer.

Inside, there’s seating for seven and a singular two-spoke steering wheel, which Jeeps says pays tribute to the unit fitted to the unique Wagoneer. Jeep has additionally constructed the SUV’s inside with sustainability in thoughts – the automobile’s dashboard options recycled glass, heat-treated lacewood and aluminium, whereas its headlining is constructed from man-made Dinamica suede.

Jeep hasn’t scrimped on expertise, both. The Wagoneer’s cockpit options virtually 45 inches-worth of show screens, with 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.1-inch central infotainment system, a ten.25-inch display for the automobile’s local weather controls and an additional 10.25-inch monitor mounted on the passenger-side dashboard.

The tech-fest continues within the rear of the Wagoneer, with one other 10.25-inch local weather management panel and a pair of 10.1-inch infotainment screens to service every of the person captain’s chairs. Jeep accomplished the Wagoneer’s leisure setup with a 23-speaker McIntosh premium audio system and a 24-channel amplifier.

New 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: platform and powertrain

Jeep hasn’t but launched a full technical data on the Grand Wagoneer’s platform and powertrain – however right here’s what we all know thus far.

Jeep has confirmed that the Grand Wagoneer might be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which is able to characteristic a four-wheel-drive system and a pure-electric mode. 

Nevertheless, the bodily setup of the Wagoneer’s powertrain is but to be introduced. It may make use of a system like that on the Renegade 4xe, with a combustion engine driving the entrance wheels and an electrical motor powering the rear, or a completely mechanical system just like the Wrangler 4xe’s. That makes use of an electrical motor sandwiched between the engine block and the automated gearbox that sends drive via a standard four-wheel-drive system.

Just like the Grand Cherokee, the Grand Wagoneer will journey on Jeep’s Quadra-Elevate air suspension system, which is able to permit the driving force to regulate the SUV’s ride-height relying on the path situations. Not like the traditional Wagoneer, there’s additionally impartial suspension entrance and rear, relatively than stable beam axles.

New 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: market and pricing

Jeep is but to verify costs for the Grand Wagoneer however, given the market at which the SUV is being aimed, a determine in extra of £100,000 is feasible – making it, by far and away, the costliest mannequin the American model has ever produced.

Talking a number of years in the past at Paris Motor Present, Jeep boss Mike Manley advised Auto Categorical: “I don’t suppose there’s a most worth ceiling per se for Jeep. If you happen to have a look at the higher finish of the market within the US, for me, the Grand Wagoneer accomplished effectively can compete throughout the phase.

“I’ll use US {dollars} – however, pushing the automobile as much as $130,000 to $140,000 [between £100,000 and £110,000, roughly] could also be attainable, however we have to set up Grand Wagoneer in its personal proper first. That’s why I wouldn’t say there’s a worth ceiling.”

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