Unfortunately, that’s not the case any longer. Automotive News sat down for a chat with Manley at the FCA Chelsea Proving Ground, only to find out that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer are “due after 2019.” However, that’s not the bad news, I’m afraid.
The larger lower center air intake carries over, but is now flanked by two larger intakes that are pushed out to the lower corners. The outboard intakes also incorporate LED foglights. Additionally, a new intake slit has been added to the front bumper spoiler. From the angle of these spy shots, it’s hard to tell if the hood on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has heat extractor vents like the Dodge Hellcat models.
Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Jeep CEO Mike Manley described the Wagoneer as a “really premium vehicle” and the Grand Wagoneer taking this “to the very next level.”
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has previously described the Grand Wagoneer as being a potential rival to the Land Rover Range Rover. It will also likely compete with some of the other full-size luxury SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator and Mercedes-Benz GLS.