Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveiled the all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept on Thursday, which is the luxury rebirth of the Wagoneer.
“Our new Grand Wagoneer Concept marks the first step in the rebirth of Wagoneer – a true and rare premium American icon,” said Christian Meunier, global president of the Jeep brand – FCA. “With the electrification of each Jeep nameplate coming in the next few years, and the reintroduction of Wagoneer, we are quickly expanding into new segments and more premium space.
The Grand Wagoneer Concept will have an electrified powertrain, 4x4 off-road system and a passenger screen, the first in an SUV.
Originally, the Wagoneer came out in 1962 for the 1963 model year and was the first four-wheel-drive vehicle with an automatic transmission.
“The original Grand Wagoneer was the first premium SUV, and its timeless design combined with the soul of Americana helped it achieve an iconic place in many hearts,” said Ralph Gilles, head of design – FCA. “The Grand Wagoneer Concept is inspired by the original, but with a modern interpretation of luxury and freedom. We strived to create an elegant design with a timeless silhouette, featuring countless beautifully crafted details that come together to give it an undeniable presence.
Production versions of both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will arrive in showrooms next year and built in Warren.
It's expected to start at around $60,000 with fully-loaded models topping $100,000.