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2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed auto (Est.)
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    240 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    420 (Est.)
  • Energy:
    turbodiesel
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine, AWD w/ Low Range (Est.)
  • Price:
    80000 (Est.)
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Jeep to climb up-market with new flagship SUV

By now you’ve heard Sergio Marchionne’s battle cry against Range Rover, and know FCA has plans to revive the old Grand Wagoneer name for its upcoming ultra plush SUV, intended to compete with Land Rover’s finest. Well here is your first look at what we think FCA might build. Meet the 2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

While Marchionne’s intent is well-known, details about styling and engineering are not. That left our artist to guess on many of the design cues, including the all-important seven-slot grille and iconic Grand Wagoneer hood. Behind the A-pillar, the SUV gets Suburban-sized dimensions with three rows of seats. Sadly, FCA isn’t likely to dive so deep in the retro styling that it nails on the woody sides from the original.

Under the skin, the Grand Wagoneer is sure to get big power. Expect FCA to offer its popular EcoDiesel option, along with a Hemi V-8. The usual ZF eight-speed auto will likely make its appearance as well.

In order to compete with Range Rover, Jeep will have to outdo itself with interior quality. Current models like the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee have surpassed anything Jeep has ever done in the past in terms of fit and finish, but the Grand Wagoneer will have to push the bar even further. Expect open-pore wood trim, supple leather on nearly ever surface, and plenty of high-end technology, from entertainment to safety systems.

Jeep is expected to have the Grand Wagoneer ready to display by the middle of 2016 and headed to dealerships for the 2017 model year. Pricing is also said to surpass everything Jeep has ever produced, with a starting MSRP somewhere in the $80,000 range.

Update 06/27/2016: Jeep head Mike Manley told Automotive News the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer shouldn’t be though of as separate vehicles, but rather a different trim levels. This suggests the two will share many mechanical and structural components, while unique looks and luxury amenities could distinguish the two apart.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

 

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Vigilante Is One Of The Most Outrageous Vintage Off-Roaders That We Have Ever Seen

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Vigilante Is One Of The Most Outrageous Vintage Off-Roaders That We Have Ever Seen

A 70s Jeep gets a restomod makeover, with the top model packing north of 1,000 Horsepower

The Grand Wagoneer name is making a comeback after three decades. But, for fans of the old one made until 1991, Texas-based Vigilante, which specializes in restoring vintage Jeeps, has now created a resto-mod of the classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Vigilante has managed to retain the Grand Wagoneer’s well-known iconic styling.

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep’s latest SUV has three rows, oodles of off-road equipment, and a $60,000 price tag

After being in production for three decades, Jeep sent the Wagoneer nameplate into exile. There were hushed talks about its revival in the better half of the last decade. Finally, in 2020, the company unveiled a concept SUV with this revived moniker, albeit with the ‘Grand’ prefix. Six months later, the company revealed that the yesteryear badge will be stamped on two SUVs – one called the Wagoneer and the other, the Grand Wagoneer.

The Wagoneer is the mellowed-down, less-luxurious version of the Grand Wagoneer. It comes with a different engine, fewer tech features, but retains the same brobdingnagian size and dimensions. Does it have enough firepower to beat its American rivals?

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Grand Wagoneer is a tech-heavy, three-row luxurious SUV with a V-8 engine under the hood and off-road tech that can put its rivals to shame

Jeep launched the concept version of the Grand Wagoneer back in September 2020 and it gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the production-spec SUV. The automaker revived the Wagoneer moniker from the dead only for it to be branched out into two different SUVs – the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer will come with a smaller engine and fewer goodies compared to the Grand Wagoneer.

The Grand Wagoneer is the epitome of luxury, to say the least. Aside from its massive presence, the SUV comes with a plush interior, 75 inches of a total screen display in the cabin, and a price tag of $111,000 for the top-end model!

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Take a Good Look At the New 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

Take a Good Look At the New 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

The first luxury SUV finally gets a successor and there’s a lot to like about it

Car manufacturers continue to spawn great remakes of iconic classic models. For some time now, we’ve known about the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Now, it’s finally here. The Jeep Wagoneer is considered to be the first luxury SUV. It was first introduced in 1963 and was produced all the way to 1991, making it one of the vehicles with the longest production run. It also started what is one of the most popular segments, at least in North America.

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2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept previews the return of the iconic luxury SUV

The 2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a production-ready concept vehicle that previews the arrival of the modern Jeep Wagoneer. Set to arrive in 2021, the SUV will revive the Wagoneer name after 30 years. Described as a "premium extension" of the Jeep brand, the SUV will become available in two versions, the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer, with the latter to offer more space and more luxury.

The Grand Wagoneer concept looks ready to go into production, but Jeep will probably drop a few fancy features before it puts the SUV on the assembly line. Let’s have a closer look at the three-row hauler in the review below.

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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept Features Not One Or Two, But Seven Big Screens Inside The Cabin

Why just seven? There is space for many more screens!

Jeep has been synonymous with rugged, off-road brutes since the beginning. The company started adopting new technologies and feature-rich cabins, but no one looking for a tech-heavy SUV would have a Jeep on the top of their list. But, it seems like the company is hell-bent on getting out of this mold and let customers know that Jeep can build luxurious, tech-savvy vehicles too; case in point is the recently unveiled Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept.

The company released this luxurious SUV and it is loaded to the gills in terms of cabin features and creature comforts. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer didn’t just slap a big touchscreen on the center console to prove its point, but went ahead and equipped six more all around the cabin. However, keep in mind that this is a concept and not all the screens may be carried over.

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This Jeep Wagoneer Woody Will Give You the Feels of the 1980s All Over Again

This Jeep Wagoneer Woody Will Give You the Feels of the 1980s All Over Again

This has to be in the pipeline, Jeep. Has to be.

The Grand Wagoneer Concept looks every bit like the production model that we can expect to see in dealership showrooms in 2022. But 2022 is still a ways away, and as we wait for the production-spec Grand Wagoneer to arrive, we can spend that time admiring all the renderings that have already been released, a lot of which show the hulking SUV in different forms and functions.

One rendering, in particular, caught our attention, not because of who created it — Abimelec Design — but because of what he created. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Woody, a creation so nostalgic you can smell the air of the 1980s from your computer screens.

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Eight cool Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept features that won't make it on the production model

Eight cool Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept features that won’t make it on the production model

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.

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Jeep Unveils The Grand Wagoneer Concept With Bold Exterior and a Technology-Rich Cabin

Jeep Unveils The Grand Wagoneer Concept With Bold Exterior and a Technology-Rich Cabin

Although it’s a concept, expect the production version to be very similar

After a number of teasers and glimpses of the SUV, the Jeep Wagoneer is finally here. The company has unveiled the concept Jeep Wagoneer digitally. The SUV was in production for three decades, between 1961 to 1981, it was then sent to an exile only to be brought back again for a second run.

Test mules were spotted in 2019 and the automaker confirmed that the nameplate is being reincarnated for the same role it played in the last century. Yesteryear monikers generally receive a lot more attention than new names but also have a lot of hopes pinned on them.

Given how competitive the SUV segment has become in the recent past, can the Wagoneer stand out, or will it become just another name that didn’t bring in volumes for the automaker?

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2021 Grand Wagoneer Concept - Awesome Picture Gallery

2021 Grand Wagoneer Concept - Awesome Picture Gallery

Jeep is taking a first step into bringing back the Grand Wagoneer name, by unveiling a first concept version. However, expect the production version to look identical with the car you see in these pictures

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer - Everything You Need to Know

2022 Jeep Wagoneer - Everything You Need to Know

The iconic Jeep Wagoneer is set to return in 2020 with Ram 1500 underpinnings

Discontinued in 1991, after almost 30 years in production, the iconic Jeep Grand Wagoneer has been rumored to return since the late 1990s. Chrysler first confirmed the nameplate in 2011, stating that it would go into production in 2013, but the Grand Wagoneer was postponed to 2015 and to 2018.

The SUV returned into the spotlight in 2019 when spy shots revealed a full-size Jeep built on a Ram 1500 truck frame and Jeep eventually confirmed the nameplate for a 2020 revival. The SUV is scheduled to debut on September 3 and even though Jeep is still mum on details, we already known a few things about the full-size hauler.

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After Nearly 30 Years, The Jeep Wagoneer Is About to be Reborn

After Nearly 30 Years, The Jeep Wagoneer Is About to be Reborn

Jeep Confirms That The Grand Wagoneer; 7-Seat SUV Debuts September 3

Jeep just released a couple more teaser images for the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirmed that the seven-seat SUV will make its public debut on September 3. That’s less than two weeks until the iconic Grand Wagoneer makes its highly anticipated comeback after almost 30 years. And judging by the teasers, it will be Jeep’s most luxurious vehicle yet.

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Check Out the Massive Panoramic Roof on the New 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Check Out the Massive Panoramic Roof on the New 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The 2022 Grand Wagoneer will be the most luxurious Jeep yet, and these teasers prove it

The new-generation Jeep Grand Wagoneer is just around the corner with an official unveiling set to take place on September 3. The iconic nameplate is returning after three decades and Jeep is busy rolling out teasers to create more hype. The latest teaser photos reveal new details from the cabin, as well as a top view that confirms a massive panoramic roof. But it also contains an Easter egg.

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Coming in Hot - Here's Another Teaser

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Coming in Hot - Here’s Another Teaser

Here’s a new teaser for the upcoming, 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The new-generation Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one week away from making its global debut, and the company just posted a new teaser on social media. This time in the form of a 15-second video, the teaser doesn’t show specific details, but it gives us a glimpse at the SUV’s outline from the front.

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Will the Jeep Wagoneer Serve as Home for FCA's New Inline-Six aka The Tornado?

Will the Jeep Wagoneer Serve as Home for FCA’s New Inline-Six aka The Tornado?

The new engine is said to be as powerful as the HEMI V-8

Jeep is cooking the rebirth of the Wagoneer in the form of a full-size SUV that should hit the market in 2020. Until then, we hear that the new model might benefit from a mighty inline-six engine that could outmuscle the HEMI V-8 while displacing less to make it attractive for heavily taxed markets such as Europe and Asia

It’s been rumored for quite a while that the Fiat-Chrysler group is pouring resources into a new six-pot engine and the latest reports tell the tale of a compact engine that will be able to fit on a multitude of platforms and models from the automakers that sit at the FCA table.

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Jeep Could Be Working on a Hellcat-Powered Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer

Jeep Could Be Working on a Hellcat-Powered Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer

Bad kitty power in a more practical package?

We’ve always been big proponents of the idea “Hellcat All The Things”, and for the most part, FCA has obliged, stuffing its incredible supercharged V-8 into a number of interesting four-wheeled applications. Now, it’s looking like the latest to get possessed with underworld levels of power might be the upcoming Wagoneer.

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2018 Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

2018 Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

Restomod done right!

Rumored to return to the market after nearly 30 years, the Wagoneer is not yet visible on the horizon, and a precise date for its unveiling is not yet known. But, Jeep is doing its best to keep the flame burning using the original model, which joins this year’s Moab Easter Safari with modern updates. Specifically, Jeep took a first-generation Wagoneer and gave it the restomod treatment for the annual, Utah-based event, which seems to be the place where the SUV manufacturer likes to bring more and more vehicles of this type. While it doesn’t signal anything related to the modern, upcoming Wagoneer, it’s a strong hint that Jeep doesn’t want to leave this nameplate in the dust.

Called the Wagoneer Roadtrip, this SUV is described as one that "stirs up nostalgic memories of going to Yellowstone National Park on a summer family vacation." Yup, it sure sounds like the 1960s. But don’t let the SUV’s looks fool you. While the exterior is as old-school as it gets, the cabin and the chassis hide plenty of modern upgrades. Jeep has already proven that it has the ability to built solid restomods and the Wagoneer Roadtrip is one of its best examples. Let’s have a closer look at it in the review below.

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Cars We Wish We Could Drive On Independence Day

Cars We Wish We Could Drive On Independence Day

It’s America’s Independence Day – the day we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which ratified that the United States of America was no longer part of the British Empire. I know Brexit jokes are getting a bit old, but America did it before it was cool.

The Fourth of July is also a day for fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, and family reunions. For most of us, it’s also a long weekend spent on the road. We love to travel as much as any of you out there and this is why I put together a short list of cars we wish we could drive on Independence Day. And it’s not about supercars I can’t afford, but iconic vehicles I cannot buy because they don’t make them anymore.

I’m sure some of you would enjoy spending the Independence Day weekend in at least one of the cars in the list below as much as I would, so go ahead and have a closer look at the vehicles that should be revived in the modern era. Also, feel free to add your own cars to the list via the comments box at the bottom. Have a great Fourth of July, drive safe, and in case you had a beer or two, make sure you leave the driving to those that didn’t.

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Jeep Confirms Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer & Pickup Truck

Jeep Confirms Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer & Pickup Truck

And they’ll be body-on-frame!

FCA Boss Sergio Marchionne has officially confirmed the long-rumored Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, and Wrangler Pickup at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The news serves as confirmation that Jeep will indeed seek to compete against big-name luxury brands like Range Rover, while expanding its Wrangler lineup to appeal to SUV and

truck

leaning market trends. What’s more, news reports from the auto show floor say Marchionne confirmed both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will ride on ladder-frame chassis.

This news is the cherry on top of FCA’s recent shake-up regarding its North American assembly plants and its committed investment into U.S. manufacturing and job creation.

Both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. Currently the Ram 1500 pickup is assembled here, but will move to the near-by Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, which is now free after FCA ended production of the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. FCA also announced Warren will also build the Ram Heavy Duty pickups, which are moving from Saltillo, Mexico. FCA did not mention whether the decision to relocate the Ram HD’s assembly to Michigan has anything to do with president-elect Donald Trump’s negative stance on the NAFTA trade deal.

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will continue rolling off the same Toledo Assembly line in Ohio. The Wrangler Pickup will join the Wrangler here, as well. FCA says all of these moves will be completed by 2020.

This game of musical chairs isn’t coming cheap. FCA has committed to invest nearly $1 billion to revamp both the Warren Truck Assembly Plant and the Toledo Assembly Complex. Another $700 million will be invested retooling the Sterling Heights plant and another $350 million will be invested to retool the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois to produce the Jeep Cherokee, which is moving from the Toledo plant to free space for the Wrangler Pickup.

FCA’s monetary investments will also create jobs – at least 4,000 new jobs, in fact.

Neither FCA nor Jeep made any indication as to what model year the Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, and Wrangler Pickup would fall under. The next-generation Wrangler SUV is expected for the 2018 model year.

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2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reveals Its Face

2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reveals Its Face

Jeep’s Range Rover competitor looks rich!

Jeep has a bright future ahead as it prepares to launch several new models, including the 2018 Wrangler and this, the 2019 Grand Wagoneer. This dark photo was taken by cell phone of a poster presented at a recent Jeep dealership meeting. The grainy shots show the Grand Wagoneer’s front and rear angles, giving us the first glimpse at Jeep’s upcoming range-topping model.

The front of the Grand Wagoneer carries a similar appearance to the current Grand Cherokee, but with a more chiseled face. The short yet wide grille is flanked by headlights with seven lighting elements, likely LED. That matches the iconic seven-slot grille for count. There appears to be an opening in the bumper just above the lower chrome fascia and tow hooks, likely to keep its powertrain’s temperatures in check. The fog lights carry a similar LED theme as the headlights.

Out back, the dual exhaust outlets match the tow hooks’ styling up front. The taillights also feature seven lighting elements. A large chrome piece encompasses the license plate area and flows beneath the taillights.

This is the first time we’ve seen any physical evidence of the Grand Wagoneer. Not even a test mule has been spotted. Jeep will likely debut the Grand Wagoneer for the 2019 model year and target customers buying Range Rovers. FCA boss Sergio Marchionne and Jeep boss Mike Manley have both made comments about the Grand Wagoneer costing somewhere around $130,000. This would certainly make it the most expensive Jeep ever built. By logic, it will also be the most luxurious. Expect it to come with the latest FCA has to offer in active safety and autonomous driving technology, along with a respectable pedigree for off-roading. Like the Range Rover, we expect this Jeep will have a full-time 4WD system.

Jeep is likely to offer multiple powertrain choices here, including the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, and hopefully the 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8. The ZF eight-speed automatic will probably still be FCA’s transmission of mass choice in 2019, so there’s that.

We expect to hear more in the coming year, so stay tuned to TopSpeed for more information.

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Jeep's Mike Manley Spills News on Compass, Patriot Replacement

Jeep’s Mike Manley Spills News on Compass, Patriot Replacement

New crossover to debut in September in Brazil, will overlap outgoing models in showrooms for a few months

Jeep Brand CEO Mike Manley recently divulged details regarding several of Jeep’s upcoming models, including the long-overdue replacement for the Compass and Patriot compact SUVs, known internally within Jeep as the C-SUV.

Speaking with Automotive News, Manley said the yet-unnamed crossover will debut in late September in Brazil, followed by a U.S. launch in November at the LA Auto Show. The small crossover will retain either the Compass or Patriot names and arrive in showrooms early within 2017. The Brazil debut was chosen to help celebrate FCA’s new Pernambuco assembly plant. The facility will also build the Renegade for Latin American counties.

Manley then divulged engineering news regarding the C-SUV’s structure. He says the new crossover will share the Renegade’s chassis, its FWD-based drivetrain, and the disconnecting rear axle on 4WD units. Engine choices are still unknown. Manley also revealed U.S.-spec versions will be built in Toluca, Mexico. This is a departure from the Compass’ current birthplace in Belvidere, Illinois – perhaps allowing Jeep to build the upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs.

Speaking of those, Manley mentioned the pair shouldn’t be thought of as separate vehicles, but rather a trim levels. This is counter to many reports suggesting the Grand Wagoneer would be lager than its less-luxurious brother.

The iconic Wrangler was also mentioned, with Manley saying, “To be honest with you, I’m delighted in the way it’s turning out, not just from a styling point of view, but from an overall point of what Wrangler stands for, I’m very pleased.” Manley admitted large changes are coming to the Wrangler in terms of fuel economy, weight, and aerodynamics. Thankfully he reassured Wrangler loyalists, saying, “…at the end of the day, it needs to be recognized as Wrangler.”

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2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep to climb up-market with new flagship SUV

By now you’ve heard Sergio Marchionne’s battle cry against Range Rover, and know FCA has plans to revive the old Grand Wagoneer name for its upcoming ultra plush SUV, intended to compete with Land Rover’s finest. Well here is your first look at what we think FCA might build. Meet the 2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

While Marchionne’s intent is well-known, details about styling and engineering are not. That left our artist to guess on many of the design cues, including the all-important seven-slot grille and iconic Grand Wagoneer hood. Behind the A-pillar, the SUV gets Suburban-sized dimensions with three rows of seats. Sadly, FCA isn’t likely to dive so deep in the retro styling that it nails on the woody sides from the original.

Under the skin, the Grand Wagoneer is sure to get big power. Expect FCA to offer its popular EcoDiesel option, along with a Hemi V-8. The usual ZF eight-speed auto will likely make its appearance as well.

In order to compete with Range Rover, Jeep will have to outdo itself with interior quality. Current models like the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee have surpassed anything Jeep has ever done in the past in terms of fit and finish, but the Grand Wagoneer will have to push the bar even further. Expect open-pore wood trim, supple leather on nearly ever surface, and plenty of high-end technology, from entertainment to safety systems.

Jeep is expected to have the Grand Wagoneer ready to display by the middle of 2016 and headed to dealerships for the 2017 model year. Pricing is also said to surpass everything Jeep has ever produced, with a starting MSRP somewhere in the $80,000 range.

Update 06/27/2016: Jeep head Mike Manley told Automotive News the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer shouldn’t be though of as separate vehicles, but rather a different trim levels. This suggests the two will share many mechanical and structural components, while unique looks and luxury amenities could distinguish the two apart.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

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“Dirt Every Day” Rescues a 1972 Jeep Wagoneer For Snow-covered Road Trip

“Dirt Every Day” Rescues a 1972 Jeep Wagoneer For Snow-covered Road Trip

This one-owner Jeep sat parked for 13 years, now running strong

The “Dirt Every Day” show, part of Motor Trend’s YouTube channel, is rescuing yet another abandoned 4WD from the clutches of time and neglect. This time, it’s a one-owner, all-original 1972 Jeep Wagoneer complete with documentation, rat’s nets, and Michelin tires from 1978. Thankfully, this pristine SUV isn’t too far gone.

Fred Williams, DED’s host, along with his friend, go to work getting new fuel, new spark plugs, new plug wires, and new fluids in the engine. The old AMC 360 V-8 proves simple enough for two guys to resurrect in a two-day timeframe, before mounting a set a BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires to replace the decades-old Michelins.

I won’t spoil all the fun, but the video is a fantastic example of how to get an old vehicle running after years of neglect. Washington State covered in fresh powder. It’s totally worth the watch, so click it in HD, crank the volume, and enjoy.

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FCA's Marchionne Makes Slip, Reveals Jeep Wagoneer

FCA’s Marchionne Makes Slip, Reveals Jeep Wagoneer

We’re growing ever more fond of Sergio Marchionne’s style of news dissemination. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO’s recent “realignment” of the automaker’s five-year plans is making massive waves, thanks to details on a renewed focus on trucks and SUVs, while killing off slow-selling sedans. However, Marchionne’s latest confession has us more excited than before.

In an interview with Automotive News, Marchionne made the statement, “I think it’s important for us to have found a home for the Grand Wagoneer family – both the Grand Wagoneer and the Wagoneer – in whatever shape they come, and that we find that space without creating additional production capacity.”

Did you catch that? This is the first mention of a Jeep Wagoneer from FCA. We’ve known about the Grand Wagoneer project for some time now, and it’s task to compete with the Range Rover in the high-end luxury SUV segment. But what’s the Wagoneer? Sadly, there were no further details or slips to come from Marchionne’s interview, or subsequent calls to Fiat Chrysler.

The addition of the Wagoneer aligns well with FCA’s plans of concentrating on SUVs and trucks. What’s more, Marchionne has said in the past how Ram has room to make a SUV based on the Ram 1500 pickup. Such a body-on-frame SUV would compete with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, their GMC counterparts, and the Ford Expedition. Perhaps the Wagoneer is the Jeep-branded version of this Ram vehicle.

Whatever the Jeep Wagoneer turns out to be, it’s definitely exciting times to be a jeep fan and truck enthusiast. We will certainly keep you informed of any further information slipping from FCA.

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