Jeep Announces Return of the Wooded Wagoneer
Out with the Old and in with the Old?
When Ford announced that they were bringing back the Bronco to compete with the Wrangler, Jeep responded with “Two can play that game.”
Marketed for 3 decades between the early sixties and early nineties, the iconic Jeep Wagoneer is making its comeback in 2021. The Wagoneer’s pioneered 4×4 luxury design and was one of the first to claim “Sports Utility Vehicle” status when it hit show floors in 1962. The station wagon stayed in production for 29 model-years–making it the third longest-produced single generation car in the U.S. automotive history.
Jeep has a history of keeping it old school. Many of their models, including the Jeep Wagoneer didn’t have significant body structure altercations from their original design. So don’t expect to be disappointed with a complete remodel or “just another crossover,” because Jeep plans to keep its box and bulk with the 2021 Wagoneer.
Rumor has it
“Wood” you believe it if we told you that rumors have surfaced that Jeep might actually bring back the wood paneling design? No, seriously. It’s been said that Jeep is working on plans to launch a luxury edition of the Wagoneer—with faux-wood paneling.
And not only that, but the Wagoneer Trackhawk is said to also be making its debut. The supercharged V8 we’ve admired on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will share its splendor with the new wagon. Though this has not been confirmed.
And last, but definitely not least—and you’ll quickly see why. According to most articles we’ve seen, you’re gonna have to dig deep, like real deep into your pockets in order to drive one of these babies. The luxury model has already been suspected to reach $140,000 MSRP. So much for suburban life.
So Jeep enthusiasts, what do you think?