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Report: Jeep to rival luxury SUVs with Grand Wagoneer

Report: Jeep to rival luxury SUVs with Grand Wagoneer image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Jeep | posted June 09, 2015 11:18

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles will reportedly preview the Grand Wagoneer to dealers this August

One of Jeep's iconic SUVs will reportedly make a comeback in 2018 as parent company Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will preview the all-new Grand Wagoneer to dealer representatives come August.

Jeep will be showcasing the rumored 2018 Grand Wagoneer during their annual dealer show in Las Vegas and is their take on high-end SUVs like the Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7.

The automaker has yet to detail about its overall specification but it will likely be a three-row SUV and may be based on a Jeep Durango or Grand Cherokee platform. There is also no word if the nameplate's signature wood aesthetics will be used on the 2018 model.

The Wagoneer first came out in 1963 and saw production up until 1991. It first made under Willys Motors (changed name to Kaiser Jeep Corporation in early 1963) , the same brand that came up with the World War II Willys Jeep. The company was then bought by AMC in 1970 and was refined and upgraded. In 1987 however, Chrysler bought AMC but did not meddle with the company's production of the Wagoneer.

The last Grand Wagoneer that the company made rolled out of their factory on June 21, 1991.

Source: Automotive News