New Jeep Grand Wagoneer Cancelled

Posted: Nov 30 2016, 8:45pm CST | by , in Rumors | Cars & Vehicles

 

New Jeep Grand Wagoneer Cancelled
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  • Is the new version of the Grand Wagoneer by Jeep really cancelled?
 

Autoline Daily claims the successor of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been cancelled by the automaker

Autoline Daily has just shared some very surprising news. Autoline reported the new Grand Wagoneer by Jeep has been cancelled. The plans for making the new top Jeep which would have been a reimagined version of the Grand Wagoneer has been cut.

Although the news just doesn’t add up, according to Autoline Daily, their source is Auto Forecast Solutions, a famous industry analyst company.

Expectations were the new Grand Wagoneer will be a stretched next version of the Grand Cherokee and was slated for a release date in 2019.

It was also supposed to be built on the Grand Cherokee’s platform. The new report is indicating the next Grand Cherokee will instead use a version of the current Grand Cherokee's unibody platform.

The news is so surprising because previously sketches of the new Grand Wagoneer had been leaked online reportedly from a FCA dealer meeting. So obviously a lot of thought went into the vehicle already to have abandoned it so suddenly.

The CEO of Jeep has also been reportedly discussing the cost of building the new utility and if they were talking about the feasibility of building a vehicle then it must have been quite serious.

The source claims it was getting quite difficult for Jeep to stretch the Grand Wagoneer on the Cherokee platform. Basically the Grand Cherokee platform could not be properly re-engineered to support the size of the Grand Wagoneer.

The same report which announced the cancellation of the Grand Wagoneer says the cut happened because Jeep is looking into building a different version with a new body. It is possible the Grand Wagoneer may be built as a body-on-frame SUV based on the Ram 1500 platform.

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