Posted on September 27, 2017
2018 Brings The Wagoneer to Brampton and Mississauga
FCA exec Sergio Marchionne is more than a little excited about the upcoming release of the 2018 Grand Wagoneer. Based on the overhauled 2017 Grand Cherokee platform, the new Wagoneer will easily compete with the Land Rover upper luxury segment of the SUV market. Larger than the Grand Cherokee, it will be the first three-row vehicle since Jeep canned the ill-fated Commander.
The nostalgic clout of the Grand Wagoneer revival brings to mind those wood-paneled, high-riding SUVs favoured by minivan-rejecting Yuppies in the 80s and early 90s. Brampton and Mississauga roadways were teeming with these beautiful utility rides, and likely will be again soon. The body and mechanical guts barely changed from 1963 to 1991, and the full-sized Jeep that would morph into the woody Grand Wagoneer had staying power. Remember the late 70s, when the less luxe Cherokee was a serious charmer? We’re hoping that Jeep can grab that groovy old spark and bring it into the 21st century when the Wagoneer is finally revealed. Patience is a virtue, they say. We’re looking forward to a test drive very soon.