Jeep will increase lineup with three brand-new versions by 2020. While we evaluated both the Wrangler truck and this year’s proof that a brand-new Grand Wagoneer is approaching, Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed to us that the Grand Wagoneer will be longer and steer on a longer wheelbase than the Wagoneer, making it effectively two versions. Both big SUVs are based in part on the Ram truck’s body-on-frame and together they will cover the $60,000-to-$100,000 set. Fully filled instances of the Grand Wagoneer, Jeep’s first three-row full-size SUV since the 2010 Commander, will trade against the Range Rover and the Cadillac Escalade.
It’s a place we’ve been, we walked away from it, now we’re going to be mighty again, expressed Manley, referring to the genuine 1984–1991 Grand Wagoneer and its upscale point alongside modern Range Rovers. It’s not entirely beyond chimerical, either, given that a fully filled 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT currently exceeds $80,000. Entry-level versions will naturally hole against the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Ford Expedition, with the Grand name designating a large body on a longer wheelbase. Despite the almost finish marketplace translation from truck-based SUVs to car-based crossovers, Manley expressed he doesn’t want the Wagoneer versions to become another niche. U.S. sales of big indulgence SUVs and crossovers grew 14 proportion in 2016, matching to collections from WardsAuto. Even Toyota’s noncurrent Land Cruiser leapt 38 proportion last year, although Manley is looking to trade a lot more than the 3705 units saved for the Toyota. As we informed earlier, a hybrid is also a definite.
As for why Jeep decided against using a were model of the next Grand Cherokee (which itself will be based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio), Manley expressed a feeling for high draw appraisals. It’s also most handy to make the Wagoneer bodies next to the Ram 1500 at FCA’s Warren, Michigan, assembly factory. The Wrangler truck, which Manley confirmed a year ago at this show, is based on the next-generation 2018 Wrangler and will be made in Toledo, Ohio. Both assembly plants will be fully up to speed with these brand-new commodities by 2020, making an evaluated 2000 brand-new jobs. Manley closed his lips when touched for more information about the Wrangler truck. So far, we’re definite our reasonings are on target.