With an overhaul of the Jeep Wrangler currently underway and a new Grand Cherokee platform coming before the end of the decades, Jeep brand chief Mike Manley confirmed the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will becoming back. In an interview with Automotive News, Manley confirmed the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be added to the top of Jeep lineup some time around 2019, shortly after the next-generation Grand Cherokee is in production.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be separate vehicles completely, not just a trim package, and will be based off the next-generation Grand Cherokee offering customer two additional top-of-the-line SUV choices. "The Wagoneer name represents, historically, the pinnacle of premium for the Jeep world,” said Manley. “But in the same way as you may have an Overland and a Summit, you have different trim levels. So you could imagine the use of Wagoneer to denote a really premium vehicle, and Grand Wagoneer takes it to the very next level. If you were to use that as your naming strategy, that's exactly how I would use the trims."
We think the Grand Cherokee can be optioned out to be pretty plush now, and with plans to make two more premium 4x4 vehicles, these next-generation Jeeps are going to be hard to get out of once your comfortable. While we would love to see the classic old iron styling of the late ’80s Grand Wagoneer’s, were betting the new ones will feature a more modern appearance.
Source: Automotive News