- Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer SUVs are expected to add long-wheelbase models.
- Look for larger full-size SUVs to dwarf the Cadillac Escalade ESV and Chevrolet Suburban.
- We expect Jeep to launch its Grand Wagoneer and Extra-wide Wagoneer this year.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is arguably the definition of American excess, and the Grand Jeep is as beautiful as it is brutal.Of course, no one needs a 3-ton box with a 471-horsepower V-8 that sprints to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, an infotainment system hooked up to seven screens or enough leather and wood Shameful to decorate to place an Aspen ski lodge, but damn, they want to This. After all, isn’t this the American dream?
Yet despite this forgiving, the Grand Tourer still shows some signs of restraint. At 214.7 inches long, Jeep’s full-size SUV is more than a foot shorter than the shadow cast by the larger Cadillac Escalade Escalade ESV. That should change soon, however, as Jeep seems determined to add a long-wheelbase variant to the Grand Wagoneer model lineup, as evidenced by these images, which show the vehicle moving alongside the standard-wheelbase model carry out testing.
The overall length of the 2022 Grand Wagoneer exceeds the standard wheelbase Escalade by 3.7 inches and the wheelbase is over 2.1 inches (123.0 inches). Likewise, the long-wheelbase Grand Wagoneer (Grandiose Wagoneer?) will almost certainly eclipse the giant Escalade ESV with its 134.1-inch wheelbase. While we’ve only seen Jeep test a stretched Grand Wagoneer in these images, we suspect the brand also plans to offer a less luxurious Wagoneer in a long-wheelbase form.
Aside from the extra third-row space and cargo space, the longer Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer are expected to retain the features of their shorter relatives, including powertrain options for those models. This includes the possible addition of a 4xe plug-in hybrid variant.
One thing this extra-wide Wagoneer model might miss, however, is Jeep’s Trail Rated badge. If the standard wheelbase iterations of the Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer lack the agility to earn that honor, we can expect those taller versions—with poorer departure and rollover angles of course—not to make the cut. receive honor.
Jeep remains silent on its longest-running Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer. That said, we suspect the off-road-oriented brand will officially launch these larger models before the end of the year, possibly in 2023 or 2024.