FCA confirmed the arrival of the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer. Still, there are a lot of rumors surrounding this big SUV. Fans want to know if it is going to appear as Grand Wagoneer. Sources say this will be a premium version of the sport utility vehicle that is coming with a hefty price. Hemi and Hellcat engines are further options. All in all, the return of Wagoneer nameplate is intriguing.
The SUV will arrive somewhere next year. At the same time, the carmaker is moving Dodge Durango the new BoF platform. It will create more room for the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer. The flagship model is Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Wagoneer will share many things in common with its stablemate. One of the major upgrades for Grand Cherokee is a third-row model. According to spy photos, all Wagoneers will use this layout.
Wagoneer changed its form during a 30-year production. The first series belonged to a full-size station wagon class. With the arrival of XJ generation, the vehicle was turned into a compact SUV. Then it grew to mid-size segment. Discontinuation in the USA came in 2001. The vehicle was still available in some other markets. Well, now it is time for a comeback to the homeland. The 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will be a full-size SUV, larger than any other in the current lineup.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Spy Shots
The concept is definitely ready. Prototypes of the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer are on streets. However, the SUV is not finished yet. The front fascia is very similar to the existing Grand Cherokee. There are also some implemented ideas from the Yuntu concept. Slim light tapes are the most notable details. Of course, a famous seven-slot radiator grille is taking its position. Slit below this feature reminds us of Grand Cherokee. But, the overall look is definitely confirming this is not the next version of the mid-size model.
The new 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will be longer than Grand Cherokee. From spy photos, we cannot claim exact proportions. We can only offer the sizes of Wagoneer’s sibling. Grand Cherokee is 190 inches long with a wheelbase length 115 inches. The full-size segment will add around 10 inches.
However, the new SUV will use more lightweight materials. Expect a lot of aluminum in its body, so it won’t gain too much weight. Of course, it will be heavier than the Jeep Grand Cherokee. To improve the handling, designers must put 2020 Jeep Wagoneer on diet. After the weight reduction, the maneuverability and overall driving impression will be better.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer
Besides the standard version, the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will get a high-end version – Grand Wagoneer. On spy photos, we could see two models with different lengths. The “Grand” is definitely larger. Extended wheelbase will harm handling, but there will be more space for passengers and cargo. Other companies are also offering SUVs with the extended body – Lincoln Navigator L or Cadillac Escalade ESV. Also, 2020 Grand Wagoneer brings more features and equipment. Some say it will be a rival to Range Rover. Well, fans, you should start saving. If this comes true, the new SUV could cost up to $150,000.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Specs
We are combining reports from various sources to find out what kind of drivetrain the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer could carry. FCA confirmed the development of the new V6 engine. Well, the full-size SUV will need a lot of power. But, according to announcements, the V6 will be as powerful as a V8 Hemi unit. Two more cylinders for a 2.4-liter four-banger seems like an uncertain option. But, it is the loudest one. Add a twin-turbo system, and the new V6 will reach high outputs of V8 engines.
Until this mill shows up, the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will stick to the existing powertrains. A 6.4-liter Hemi engine is capable to produce 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Well, it seems to be too much for the entry-level version. Grand Cherokee could use this one, while the standard offer could include a 5.7-liter V8 with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of twist. All in all, the new SUV is going to be very powerful and its towing capacity will be above 8,000 pounds. Supercharged Hellcat engine is not an option. Yet.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Release Date, Prices
FCA brought a four-year plan to its fans. According to this schedule, Wagoneer will arrive somewhere between now and 2022. Well, with test mules already out on streets, we can bet it will be available next season. The precise release date is not set yet, but the premiere of the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will definitely take place at some big auto show in the US. Price will be higher than for the current Grand Cherokee. That means the new full-size SUV will start somewhere around $55,000. Hemi engine raises the price to $80,000. Heavily-packed Grand Wagoneer with premium packages will go into six-digit cost waters. As said, its high-end versions are about to reach $150,000.