Jeep Wagoneer

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The Jeep Wagoneer is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) nameplate of Jeep vehicles, with several models marketed for the 1963 to 1993 model years.

Various versions of the Wagoneer were manufactured in the US and other nations by Kaiser Motors (1962−1971), then American Motors (1971−1987), and lastly by Chrysler (1987−1993).

A revival of the Jeep Wagoneer was introduced as a concept version on September 3, 2020,[1][2][3] and as the production model on March 11, 2021. Sales begin in the second half of 2021 with 2022 model year versions.[4]

First generation (SJ; 1963)[edit]

Jeep Grand Wagoneer (SJ)

The first Wagoneer is the original full-size SUV-style design produced between 1962 and 1991. It was introduced in November 1962 for the 1963 model year as a successor to the Willys Jeep Station Wagon that had been built since 1946. It is a full-size body-on-frame vehicle that shared its architecture with the Gladiator pickup truck. The vehicle was introduced as a station wagon body style, later the pioneering design became known as a "sport utility vehicle" (SUV).

Available initially with rear-wheel drive, the four-wheel drive SJ-body Wagoneer stayed in production for 29 model-years (1963–1991) with almost unchanged body-structure.[5]

Second generation (XJ; 1983)[edit]

Jeep Wagoneer (XJ)

The second-generation Wagoneer is an upscale version the unibody-based compact XJ Cherokee produced between 1983 and 1990. The compact XJ Wagoneer was available in two trim levels: the "Wagoneer" and the "Wagoneer Limited". These vehicles were intended to replace the SJ-body Wagoneer models, but high demand prompted the company to keep the old SJ-body Wagoneer in production alongside them.

Third generation (ZJ; 1993)[edit]

1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

The Wagoneer nameplate was reintroduced for one year as the top-of-the-line model of the Jeep ZJ platform debuted for the mid-size Grand Cherokee for the 1993 and 1994 model year.[6] Called the Grand Wagoneer, it featured a long list of standard equipment including the Magnum 5.2 L V8 engine and unique leather interior as well as the Grand Wagoneer's traditional exterior woodgrain applique.[7] After 6,378 were produced, the model was dropped for 1994, leaving the Grand Cherokee Limited as the top-of-the-line Jeep.[8]

Fourth generation (WS; 2022)[edit]

Jeep Grand Wagoneer (WS)

The fourth-generation Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are full-size SUV and full-size luxury SUV based on the Ram 1500 (DT) chassis.[9] It was revealed in March 2021 for the 2022 model year as the flagship model Jeep.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept Revealed Looking Very Production-Ready". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  2. ^ Lopez, Jonathan (4 December 2019). "New Jeep Wagoneer Caught Hungry For 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon". GM Authority. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. ^ Furlong, Karl (17 April 2020). "We'll Have To Wait A Bit Longer For The Jeep Grand Wagoneer". Car Buzz. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. ^ Stocksdale, Joel (11 March 2021). "2022 Jeep Wagoneer is gigantic, luxurious and packing big V8 power". Autoblog. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Grand Wagoneer". Road & Track. 43: 214. 1992.
  6. ^ Saur, Brendan (3 April 2019). "1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ) – The Last Jeep Grand Wagoneer?". Curbside Classic. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Jeep History in the 1990s". jeep.com. 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  8. ^ "1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer". bringatrailer.com. 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  9. ^ Linkov, Jon (11 March 2021). "2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Preview". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  10. ^ "All-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer: A Premium American Icon Is Reborn as the New Standard of Sophistication, Authenticity and Modern Mobility". Stellantis North America. Retrieved 2021-12-02.