Aside from the recently announced Challenger Demon, Dodge is also developing a more powerful SUV based on the Durango. The latter is confirmed to come with an SRT trim and it is likely to make its official debut later this year.
A few of photos leaked last October from a dealer presentation, and the front end of the car looks exactly the same as in this render. The design features lower LED daytime running lights, dual LED headlights, modified grille and lower front bumpers. All of that gives out the impression of Jeep’s trademark elegance.
Unfortunately for prospective buyers, a few setbacks have kept the Grand Wagoneer well under wraps up until this point. Jeep has already confirmed that the project is “moving forward,” even with a minor setbacks at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan where the SUV will be built. The delay was reportedly part of a few engineering issues, the company alleges it might not be able to find a way to adapt the Grand Cherokee’s platform to a larger segment.
Whatever the case, the large luxury SUV could be ready for its debut as soon as 2019. When it does hit dealers, Jeep CEO Mike Manley says that a price tag of $130,000 to $140,000 for the Grand Wagoneer “could be possible.” The company could potentially offer a lower trim Wagoneer and a more expensive, more premium Grand Wagoneer. Only time will tell.