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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Poised For 2014 Return: Report


Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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The last full-size Jeep Grand Wagoneer rolled off the assembly line in 1991, although the nameplate survived on the high-end, mid-size Jeep Grand Cherokee until 1993. Time really hasn’t diminished the demand for the full-size Grand Wagoneers, and clean, low-mileage used examples today can fetch prices topping $30,000.

Chrysler is well aware of this, so the automaker began discussing plans for the rebirth of the American icon earlier this year. Originally planned as a 2013 model, the realities of the global market have now pushed back the Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s launch to 2014, according to documents published on Carscoop.

Here’s what we know so far: the new seven-seat Grand Wagoneer will share a platform with the recently announced Maserati Kubang. The Jeep will likely get Pentastar V-6 and HEMI V-8 engine choices, and will lean heavily towards the luxury side of the market. Think of it as a competitor to the Cadillac Escalade, not the Ford Expedition.

The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer will top Jeep’s range, which will begin with a new B-segment entry in 2014 to compete against compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Volkswagen Tiguan. Jeep will also have a single replacement for the Compass / Patriot in the C-segment, and will have a replacement for the Liberty in the D-segment.

Look for the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee nameplates to continue largely unchanged (except for refreshes), as Jeep works to grow sales from 400,000 units in 2010 to a stated goal of 800,000 units in 2014.
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  1. I think it is an excellent idea. Jeep has come a long way in uping the build quality of their vehicles in a short period of time. My only concern is pricing. A Jeep Grand Limited loaded up with most options runs in the mid-high $50,000.00 price range. This means the Grand Wagoneer will most likely be in the mid to upper $ 60,000.00 price range or more. This is Range Rover territory !
     
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  2. @DRUFFO4291, it's still less than the Maserati Kubang will sticker for...
     
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  3. That's where it ought to be price wise. Thorstein Veblen will explain it to you.
    The last of the SJ Grand Waggies listed for $32000+ in 1991. They won't bother with a stripper, so $55-60K sounds about right.
    I have a '90, and you would have to pry the keys out of my cold, dead fingers.
     
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  4. How about they build the Grand Wagoneer as more a utilitarian model actually below the Grand Cherokee? A less frilly Jeep that is off-road capable and looks better muddy even. A LR "Defender" like GC that incorporates a turbo diesel engine, true 4X4 and goes after those who miss the Hummer capabilities. No leather, no navigation system, no chrome wheels, just "trail ready" and shows that even though you don't take dirt roads to the grocery store - you would very much like to! Keep it under $40,000 maybe...
     
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  5. @Edward, Jeep would counter with "that's what the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are for."
     
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