The new Wagonner is definitely one of the most anticipated models for the near future. SUV enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to see the new version of the legendary nameplate. To remind you, this model was in production for decades, until Grand Cherokee replaced it. However, the interest in the famous model remained huge for all these years. The 2020 Jeep Wagoneer is about to come with a completely new design. It looks like FCA is finally about to send its player into the segment of full-size SUV.
Latest reports suggest that the new model will ride on a conventional body-on-frame platform and compete with models like Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition. Besides a completely new design, we expect to see various new technologies and design solutions, including a new six-cylinder engine. Although we are still waiting to hear some words from the officials, most reports suggest that the new model will arrive in the next year.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Design
After years of hiatus, the famous nameplate is coming back. The 2020 Jeep Wagoneer is about to come as a completely new vehicle, with a completely new design. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. The new model will be a genuine SUV and ride on a traditional body-on-frame platform. We have no doubt it will be the new architecture that debuted in the new Ram 1500.
Moreover, these two models should be closely related and share most of the mechanics, including engines. In terms of the size, this will be a full-size SUV. Finally, Jeep will have something to compete with models like the Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe. Moreover, we count on a long-wheelbase version as well. This one will compete with the Expedition XL, as well as with the Chevy Suburban.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Styling
This aspect is a bit of a mystery at the moment. At this point, we can only speculate about its look, though we are pretty sure we won’t be seeing those legendary wood panels anymore According to most reports, the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer won’t deviate too much from the brand’s design language. Therefore, we expect that a big portion of aesthetics will be borrowed from the Grand Cherokee and other models. This particularly refers to the front end, which should feature similar headlights shape and the famous vertical-bars grille. Still, the overall shape should be far more rugged, due to a body-on-frame platform. Expect much higher ground clearance. Also, expect to see different bumpers designs which will, along with shorter overhangs, provide better approach and departure angles, so important things for off-road capabilities.
We won’t speculate too much about the cabin design at the moment. It would be very hard to predict some more precise details about aesthetics, though we have no doubt that the new model will come with a modern design, full of latest tech goodies and comfort and convenience features. On the other side, we have no doubt that the new model will be spacious. Large dimensions guarantee plenty of interior space, both in terms of legroom and cargo volume.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Powertrain
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will share most of its parts with the new Ram 1500 pickup. This includes engines as well. So, the base model is expected to feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which delivers around 305 horsepower. Of course, count on V8 units as well. At this point, a 5.7-liter engine is a certain thing, with its 395 horsepower. In the future, we expect to see bigger engines in the offer as well.
Various reports are also suggesting a diesel version. This one would come with a familiar 3.0-liter turbodiesel from VM Motori, with a max output probably around 280 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Is there a chance to see a new twin-turbo inline-six?
FCA is working on a completely new engine, which should be efficient and powerful enough to replace current V8 units. According to our reliable sources, the new engine would feature a straight-six design, with a quite small displacement, which would probably go under 3.0 liters. Still, it looks like it will be very capable, as various reports suggest a max output of more than 350 horsepower. That means a proper replacement for the current 5.7-liter V8 unit.
2020 Jeep Wagoneer Release Date and Price
The 2020 Jeep Wagoneer will probably come sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go somewhere between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars.