The US automaker has been reported to work on a Range Rover-rivaling model, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and it now appears they are also gunning for the same price bracket.
Jeep has been enticing fans and potential customers with the revival of the Grand Wagoneer nameplate since back in 2011 – and it now appears Jeep boss Mike Manley has officially spilled some of the beans on the upcoming ultra-luxury SUV. In a recent interview he confirmed the Grand Wagoneer project is indeed “moving forward.” But we’re not off the hook yet, because they will first tout the model as a concept and only if that one gets critical and “commercial” acclaim the model will be pushed towards the production phase.
And once reaching the factory floor, the Grand Wagoneer will become a true flagship, with a price to match. “I don’t think there’s a maximum price ceiling per se for Jeep,” said Manley. “If you look at the upper end of the segment in the U.S., for me, the Grand Wagoneer done well can compete all the way through this segment.” He suggested that a $130,000 to $140,000 starting price for the Grand Wagoneer “could be possible” and the new Jeep would most likely share the architecture and numerous components with the already revealed Maserati Levante.
Via Auto Express