Fiat Chrysler Cars initially introduced plans for a new Jeep Grand Wagoneer again in 2011. The mannequin was imagined to be launched in 2014 however clearly that by no means occurred.
That very same 12 months, FCA unveiled a new 5 12 months plan which referred to as for the Grand Wagoneer to reach in late 2018. That, very like the Dodge Dart SRT, additionally is not taking place however the story is not so bleak this time round.
As an alternative of changing into one other five-year unicorn, Automotive Information is reporting the lengthy overdue mannequin will lastly arrive in mid-2019.
Set to grow to be probably the most luxurious autos in its phase, the Grand Wagoneer will reportedly experience on the identical platform that underpins the Ram 1500. That does not scream upscale however it ought to allow the mannequin to have loads of off-road functionality in addition to a formidable towing capability.
An entry-level Wagoneer is tipped to compete with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition, whereas the luxury-oriented Grand Wagoneer will battle the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, and Lincoln Navigator.
In associated information, the publication says plans to replace the ageing Grand Cherokee have been scrapped. As an alternative, FCA will concentrate on launching a redesigned mannequin in 2019 that might be lighter and extra fuel-efficient than the present automobile.
The report additionally mentions an up to date Renegade will arrive within the second half of 2018 and an entry-level A-segment mannequin might be added to the lineup. The latter automobile will reportedly be “offered solely exterior North America, the place mini autos predominate.”