The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept comes with impressive features, but not all of them will go into production

After years of rumors and speculation, Jeep finally revived the iconic Wagoneer though the Grand Wagoneer concept. The production model won’t arrive until 2021, but this so-called concept vehicle doesn’t seem very different from what we will get in showrooms. However, it showcases a range of cool and fancy features that most likely won’t make in on the production model, despite its luxury-oriented status. Here’s a list of items you should expect to find on the upcoming, factory-built Wagoneer.

Big wheels with 3D-printed details

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The concept SUV rides on massive 24-inch wheels. But that’s not the most spectacular detail about them. The rims feature 3D-printed details on the inside of the spokes, as well as some sort of weave-like detailing on the spokes that flank the black-painted elements. These 3D-printed details are likely just a test for future use of this technology, while the 24-inch wheels aren’t exactly common on production models. Jeep will probably offer wheels of up to 22 inches in size, but you won’t find 24-inch rims on the options list anytime soon.

Teak wood accents on the roof rails

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The Grand Wagoneer concept comes with a cool pair of roof rails that feature genuine teak wood inserts. This is most likely a reference to the old Wagoneer’s wooden side paneling, but it’s not something you should expect to find on the production model. Not only more expensive to produce, but these roof rails don’t make much sense as they could be damaged while hauling cargo on the roof.

Teak wood surrounds for the LED projector headlamps

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This is probably another tribute to the iconic wooden side paneling, but just like the roof rails, it’s an expensive update that might not be feasible in the long run. The head coming from the headlamps could damage the wood and it’s also just a tiny detail that some might not even notice.

Bronze-colored trim

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Bronze trim is a breath of fresh air compared to the usual chrome or black. We’ve seen it on concept cars from other automakers in the past, but it’s takes a long of thinking to remember a production car with something similar. Mercedes-Benz offers something similar, in the form of rose gold trim, in its upscale models, but it’s restricted to the cabin. Sure, Jeep could include bronze-colored trim in a special package, but not on the regular production model.

Illuminated grille

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The front grille is one of the Grand Wagoneer’s coolest styling features. Not only wider than any other Jeep out there, but it also features an upper LED strip that runs into the headlamps flanking each corner. The "Wagoneer" lettering at the top is also illuminated. What’s more, the LEDs trickle down between the slots to create six more thin lightbars that hit the bottom of the grille. While illuminated grilles are already a thing on some luxury models, the Grand Wagoneer might not get one. And even if it does, it might be restricted to only the upper stripe.

Heat-treated lacewood

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The Grand Wagoneer concept’s dashboard is a work of art when it comes to details. It’s packed with displays, aluminum, leather, and details that would make the owner of a Mercedes-Benz jealous. Among them there’s the handmade and heat-treated lacewood, which features a striking appearance thanks to its unique and prominent texture. But this is too expensive to produce unless your name is Rolls-Royce and you charge more than $300,000 for a production model.

Dashboard glass panels

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The dashboard is covered with glass panels and that’s a cool thing to have in a car. However, these panels will be replaced by plastic in the production car, mostly because it’s cheaper and easier to shape for this purpose.

23-speaker McIntosh sound system

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Jeep also commissioned a bespoke sound system for this concept SUV. It’s made by McIntosh, it features no fewer than 23 speakers, aluminum trim, and blue lighting, just like the brand’s home audio system. Fancy systems like this are mostly optional on much more expensive luxury cars, so Jeep will probably offer something else in the production version of the Grand Wagoneer.

Ciprian Florea
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