The Jeep Wagoneer has first appeared on the market back in 60-is and its production has been stopped in 1991. However, for quite some time we could hear the news about its comeback. And it seems that the rumors appeared to be true and that we will finally see the all-new 2019 Jeep Wagoneer. As well, besides this model, the carmaker should introduce the larger Grand Wagoneer too. The newest Jeep Wagoneer should be revised in every segment starting from the new platform, more engine options, better technology etc. Its exterior will be redesigned also in order to look more modern and handsome.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Jeep Wagoneer
The previous inline-6 unit which has powered the old Jeep Wagoneer will now be replaced by the new engine. So, the upcoming 2019 Jeep Wagoneer should now use the Pentastar V-6 unit in the base trim. However, we assume that it will also be available with a GME T6 inline turbo six-cylinder powertrain and a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel as well.
Furthermore, a 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi unit might also be one of the options. The engine will be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It will most likely be the same unit which powers the Jeep Grand Cherokee. And in this model, it has the output of 360 horsepower. So, we expect a similar performance in the new Jeep Wagoneer.
On the other hand, the new engine is not going to be the only novelty under the skin. The Jeep manufacturer has also improved its chassis with reinforced frame and its wheelbase will now be larger for around five inches. The Wagoneer will also receive a 4-link suspension system and will be available with 33-inch BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires which will provide excellent off-road capabilities.
Design of exterior and platform
The spy photos of the Jeep’s larger SUV have already appeared on the Internet and from what we could see it is most likely the newest Jeep Wagoneer. According to some rumors, the manufacturer will probably offer this model in two variants, as to say in two wheelbase lengths. So, the one will most likely be the Wagonner while the longer version will be the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Both Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will be mostly made of lightweight materials such as aluminum which will affect its weight and make them lighter. The weight reduction will provide better performance and fuel consumption.
The 2019 Jeep Wagoneer has been caught during its testing on public roads and wearing lots of camouflage all over the body. However, despite the heavy coverings, we could see the new design of the front fascia with wraparound and narrow headlamps and the separate light placed under the headlamps. There will also be a familiar seven-spot grille like on the other brand’s models and a larger bumper. The whole front fascia will look very muscular and bold. Furthermore, the rear end will wear horizontally set taillights which are now slimmer. As well, there will also be new rectangular exhaust pipes. The Wagonner will most likely ride on 17-inch wheels.
According to some sources, it is said that the upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be using a body-on-frame construction. And that they will be underpinned with the same platform which is used in the newest Ram 1500 model. This means that the 2019 Jeep Wagoneer will also get a new frame. And it will be larger and lighter than its forerunner and also much safer.
The interior design and upgrades of the 2019 Jeep Wagoneer
At the moment there aren’t any official photos or precise information about the interior design of the 2019 Jeep Wagoneer. However, since Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will be the full-size SUVs, it is very likely that they could both be offered with a three-row seating configuration. If not the case, the Wagoneer will be offered with two rows. And for those who need a more spacious cabin, they could choose the larger Grand Wagoneer.
Design-wise, the cabin should now look more upscale and will be refined with better and more quality materials. The seats will be more comfortable. And the dashboard will most likely receive a 12-inch touchscreen for the latest infotainment system. Moreover, the interior will be quieter thanks to the active sound cancellation system. However, there is still no information about possible trim levels and equipment. But we believe that a rear seat entertainment system, a hands-free liftgate, and a 360-degree camera should definitively be included as standard.
Release date, price, and completion
Unfortunately, the manufacturer still hasn’t revealed the information when we could expect the new 2019 Jeep Wagoneer. We assume that it might be sometime during next year. The price is also not known, but it could easily reach an amount of $140,000. Chevy Tahoe and Suburban will represent its key competitors.