2019 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer to Represent New SUV Luxury Line

The original Jeep® Grand Wagoneer was discontinued in 1991 after a 29-year run. For some of the older folks, they likely remember the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, especially the slab-sided wood exterior design that was prominent during the 1980s.

Despite being out for a quarter of a century, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is finally making a comeback and is scheduled for a 2019 release. This will coincide with the release of the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee.

According to Jeep brand chief Mike Manley, both the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be built on the same platform as the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Contrary to rumors, however, both Jeep Wagoneers will be released as separate models and not as trim options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Manley also indicated that that the plan is to have the Jeep Wagoneers serve as the brand's premium and luxury models.

Production of both SUVs will take place at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Detroit. This is the same facility that currently manufactures the RAM 1500, which will soon have its own production moved to the Sterling Heights Assembly plant by 2018.

This will not be the first time that the Jeep Wagoneer made a revival. In 1993, the automaker released a limited edition Jeep Grand Cherokee that was based on the then-recently discontinued Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It came complete with fine leather upholstering and the Jeep Wagoneer name badge plastered on the exterior.

You are going to have to wait a few more years before you see the Jeep Wagoneer at our Utah Jeep dealership. Until then, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty close in design and function as the Jeep Wagoneer. You can check out the former at Performance Automall Tooele, so stop by today!
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