Jeep has confirmed to add three new models to its global lineup - the Jeep Wagoneer, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Jeep Pickup truck. All three much-anticipated models will be manufactured in the US and are expected to go on sale as the 2020 year model.
The FCA-owned off-road utility vehicle manufacturer, Jeep has also announced 2000 new jobs with the production of these upcoming models. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Jeep Wagoneer is likely to be based on the same platform that underpins the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, whereas the pickup truck is expected to be based on the Jeep Wrangler.
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This isn’t the first time when you heard the name Grand Wagoneer, back in the 90’s it had been discontinued. Now, making a comeback it will be the flagship SUV of the brand and will steal the sales from the likes of Land Rover Range Rover and Audi Q7.
FCA also announced an investment of $1 billion (6820 Crore) in its Michigan and Ohio based manufacturing facilities for modernization and retooling. Considering the reports, the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be produced at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan while the pickup truck will be lined-up at the south plant of the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio. Reports also suggest that Jeep will shift the manufacturing line of Ram heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.
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A few months ago, an image hit the web featuring the upcoming Jeep models including the Grand Wagoneer. That image was claimed to be captured by an attendee at Jeep Dealers’ meet. While camouflaged Jeep Wrangler Pickup have been spotted testing several times, not a single word came out on the details of the Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer expect their confirm productions.
Back in August 2016, the renowned off-road vehicle maker officially entered the Indian automobile market with the three popular utility vehicles - the Grand Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee SRT and the Wrangler Unlimited. Though, all three models are imported to the country via CBU (Complete Built Unit), hence make them costly and less accessible to most of the Jeep fans in India. However, Jeep Compass is all set to join the siblings in the Indian market this year and it will reportedly be manufactured at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility, near Pune which makes it more affordable and accessible Jeep in the country.
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