The Jeep Grand Wagoneer nameplate is getting revived.
Automotive News has confirmed that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will show its dealers a sneak peek of the revived Jeep Grand Wagoneer at the automaker’s biennial dealer conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this August. The 2016 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be the American automaker’s most expensive SUV yet and will feature three rows of seating in order to take on models from luxury brands such as Range Rover.
The last time the Jeep Grand Wagoneer was sold was in 1991, so it’s been nearly a quarter of a century since the nameplate has been sold at dealerships. Rumors suggest that the revived Grand Wagoneer will be built on an all-new platform that will eventually underpin other models from FCA.
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It is also being reported that the model won’t reach production for another couple of years, and will be introduced to the marketplace as a 2018 model year. Most recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke about how his “blood boils” whenever he sees a Range Rover model on the streets, believing that Jeep isn’t taking advantage of its brand by offering an upscale, upmarket luxury SUV.
[Source: Automotive News]
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