Jeep unveils its full-size SUVs, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

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Six months after it showed the concept version, Jeep has unveiled the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in production guise, proclaiming “a premium American icon is reborn as the new standard of sophistication, authenticity and modern mobility.”

Jeep said pricing starts at $57,995 for the Wagoneer and at $86,995 for the Grand Wagoneer.

“The all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer mark the rebirth of a premium American icon,” Jeep said, “with legendary capability courtesy of three available 4×4 systems, exceptional driving dynamics, powerful performance, including best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds, advanced technology, safety and a new level of comfort for up to eight passengers – all wrapped in a sophisticated and authentic new design culminating in an undeniable presence.”

“We are ready to start a new exciting adventure with a model that wrote some of the most iconic pages in the history of the American automobile,” added Christian Meunier, Jeep brand chief executive. “Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are born from the Jeep brand, but they have a flair of their own, building on a rich heritage of craftsmanship and refinement, while offering new levels of sophistication, comfort and legendary 4×4 capability, as well as a new level of customer service.”

The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer return Jeep to the full-size SUV segment. The vehicles will be available at dealerships in the second half of 2021, Jeep added.

“Wagoneer, designed and engineered to compete in the heart of the large SUV segment, appeals to the classic, ever-growing American family and the couple that has it all,” the company said. 

2022 Jeep Wagoneer
2022 Wagoneer in Series II trim

“Creating an adventure with the ability to seat up to eight passengers and carry everything that comes with them is what the Wagoneer experience is all about. A best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds allows for almost any toy to be towed while occupants sit comfortably inside enjoying gracefully integrated advanced technology and connectivity.  

“Grand Wagoneer will compete in the premium, large SUV segment and take American premium to an entirely new level,” the automaker continues. “Every seat in the Grand Wagoneer is a first-class experience. Creating a modern interpretation of the American dream, executed with an overtone of artisanal adventure, celebrates what Grand Wagoneer is all about. Grand Wagoneer is for those with a sense of adventure and for celebrating the American dream that is discovering idyllic parts of the country in comfort.”

2022 Grand Wagoneer features hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather seats in all three rows

The top-of-the-line Grand Wagoneer Obsidian will feature 22-inch black wheels, Black Oynx grille and badging, Gloss Black exterior mirrors, body-color wheel and door flares, Dark Onyx chiseled metal instrument panel trim, Global Black instrument panel and doors, Piano Black appliques and a McIntosh 1,375-watt premium audio system,” Jeep added.

The Wagoneer will be powered by a 392 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 with 404 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Wagoneer gets a 471 horsepower 6.4-liter V8 with 455 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be linked to 8-speed automatic transmissions.

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