Fully Loaded 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Could Sell For as Much as $140,000

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In the world of luxury SUVs and off-roaders, the Range Rover, G-Wagen, and Bentley Bentayga are peerless. But as the transaction price of the Grand Cherokee keeps increasing from year to year, Jeep believes that the time is right to offer a luxurious vehicle of its own: the still-in-development MY 2019 Grand Wagoneer.
The first time Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said there’s a new Grand Wagoneer coming, the year was 2011. In 2014, Jeep confirmed the luxurious SUV once more, adding that the on-sale date is late 2018. The Wagoneer and the plusher Grand Wagoneer will be based on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is due in 2017. As we’re waiting for more information to trickle down from FCA, the head honcho of Jeep suggested that the GW will be pricey.

Jeep’s numero uno Mike Manley told Auto Express that the new kid on the block will be much more than a Grand Cherokee with nicer trim. “The Grand Wagoneer concept is moving forward,” he said. When Jeep’s main man was asked about pricing, he replied that “pushing the car up to $130,000 to $140,000 may be possible, but we need to establish Grand Wagoneer in its own right first. That’s why I wouldn’t say there’s price ceiling.” Can you imagine that, a Jeep sport utility vehicle worth as much as 140 big ones?

But then again, think about what Jeep will be launching in the near future: a Grand Cherokee with the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 from the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This bad boy will be dearly priced, no doubt about that, but the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will take everything we know about Jeep to the next level. What’s more, the luxed-up models will not use thumping great American V8s. Instead, Italian performance is in the offing.

During last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Mike Manley let it slip that Jeep’s upcoming models will share some components with the Maserati Levante. What the Italian company dubs “the Maserati of SUVs,” however, uses a whole lot of switchgear from the Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck. On the upside, however, the twin-turbo V6 and V8s from Maserati will certainly be offered in the 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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