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Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept revealed, 7 screens & 45 inches of display surface

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Jeep unveiled the Grand Wagoneer Concept, the production series of which is expected to make its debut in 2021. The Wagoneer marquee was introduced back in 1963 offering off-road capability and passenger-car comfort. The brand also launched the premium Grand Wagoneer in 1984, establishing a new era of premium 4X4 SUVs. With the Grand Wagoneer, the American brand has revived the marquee and is expected to rival the likes of the Chevrolet, Ford, and GMC along with luxury SUVs from Cadillac and Lincoln. 

On the outside, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept features a wide and imposing grille design that integrates the signature Jeep design and seamlessly blends with the sleek but chunky headlamp units flanking its sides. The grille and headlight cluster also features a thin strip LED DRL sitting on top along with backlit badging just under the bonnet shutline. The front fascia is wide giving the SUV a low and muscular stance with thin LED lights and studded air intakes.

The Grand Wagoneer comes with trapezoidal wheel arches that house 24-inch multi-spoke obsidian-finished aluminium wheels featuring 3D-printed elements. The glasshouse design is very contemporary, lined with a chrome belt and gloss black A-pillar. The roof of the SUV is finished in piano black and houses a full-length single pane glass roof. Coming to the rear, the Grand Wagoneer concept features a large windscreen with backlit Grand Wagoneer badging underneath it and wraparound LED tail lamps that encompass the rear section.

On the inside, the Grand Wagoneer concept features a multi-layered dashboard finished in dark beige and comes with an upright dashboard fascia that features blackened lace-wood embellishment with dual-texture metal framing. The seats feature diamond silver-tipped piping lines, insert panels and a unique perforation pattern. 

The dashboard comes with a 12.1-inch central touchscreen infotainment system, another 10.25-in touchscreen control display underneath it, a 10.25-inch passenger screen integrated into the dash fascia, a 12.3-inch digital instruments cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display on the rear armrest and two and two 10.1-inch rear entertainment displays, totalling the number of screens to seven and 45-inches of the total display surface. The multimedia system will also be integrated with Wi-Fi streaming and an industry-exclusive McIntosh Audio system. 

While the brand has not revealed the powertrain specifications the series-production model is expected to be underpinned by Ram 1500’s platform and is likely to be powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines. It is also being speculated that a plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Grand Wagoneer Concept will make it to the production model. The Grand Wagoneer is also likely to come with exclusive Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with five drive modes, Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with active two-speed transfer case and Quadra-Lift Air suspension. 

The Jeep Wagoneer is expected to be priced around the USD 60,000 mark while the longer Grand Wagoneer is likely to be priced around the USD 100,000 mark in the US.