The Jeep Grand 2022 Wagoneer is a new SUV to be released by the end of 2020. Set to be based on a fully redesigned JL Wrangler frame, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will offer some of the most luxurious features of any Jeep.
The all-new 2020-2022 Grand Wagoneer is based on the all-new 2020 JL Wrangler which was released in late 2018 as a 2021 model year. It is likely that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer would be built with a shortened wheelbase due to possible government fuel economy regulations.
The new Grand Wagoneer will likely be more luxurious than the outgoing Wrangler and may include technological driver aids such as Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The body-on-frame will probably retain the same billet aluminum frame as the JL Wrangler but may gain some larger alloy components for improved rigidity.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2022 first insight
The body on the new Grand Wagoneer will most likely be imported from the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) factory in Mexico. The vehicle is expected to be available in three different levels of luxury. The base model would be the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Limited which is expected to offer a traditional interior and column-shifted 3-wheel drive, while the middle model would be the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Overland. The last model would be the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trailhawk. The Overland is based on the Wrangler’s Trailhawk body-on-frame with a 4-wheel drive system, 2.75-inch lift kit, and Yukon tires.
It will be offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission, 4WD capability, and a steel frame. The Trailhawk is expected to offer more luxurious features such as AC vents and fog lights. The Grand Wagoneer will most likely feature eight airbags and may have a new version of FCA’s highly-anticipated 9-speed automatic transmission. It will be offered in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive variants. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will most likely offer many more features than the outgoing model, due to the new Wrangler platform being much more advanced than the previous model.
It is expected that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will share its Chief powertrain with the Wrangler platform. The Grand Wagoneer’s Chief will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will produce around 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Chief will most likely be offered in front-wheel drive and 4WD variants.
The Grand Wagoneer is expected to have a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. It is also expected to be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds, thanks to the chassis technology from the 2019 Ram 1500. The 2020-2022 Grand Wagoneer is expected to sell for $55,000 to $60,000.
The FCA factory in Mexico will most likely produce 1,000 to 2,000 units of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer per year. The assembly process will be similar to the current production of the 2019 Wrangler platform.
It is unknown if there will be a diesel variant of the Grand Wagoneer. However, since the chief variant is a four-cylinder, it is likely that there will not be a diesel model.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer will most likely be available with many options such as LED headlights, heated seats, a power liftgate, and automatic emergency braking. The interior of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer will most likely have a waterfall center console with an 8.4-inch touch screen and two USB ports. The touchscreen will be able to run a variety of different apps such as satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The screen is most likely to display the digital instrument cluster from the Wrangler. The Grand Wagoneer will have an 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a rear monitor camera which is already offered on the Wrangler. The Grand Wagoneer should also offer plenty of power options including a 5.7-inch Uconnect screen, a head-up display, and heated seats.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is expected to be very similar to the current model but with better features. The exterior of the Grand Wagoneer should remain unchanged due to the fact that it would be cost-prohibitive.
A Jeep brand is so strong that it can survive even a significant change like this one. This article gives a good insight into what to expect, and also what not to expect from the upcoming model. It shows that the changes are not likely to be major, and will translate into a solid vehicle.