New Jeep Wagoneer Caught Hungry For 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon15
Jeep will finally reintroduce a three-row SUV for its U.S. lineup through a new Ram 1500-based offering. The new model will carry the storied Wagoneer nameplate, and will compete with the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Ford Expedition, among others. The Wagoneer is expected to offer three rows of seating and upwards of eight passengers with regard to capacity.
The new Jeep Wagoneer will be a full-size body-on-frame SUV, essentially making it an SUV version of the Ram 1500 pickup truck. The strategy is similar to the current 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2020 GMC Yukon, both of which are based in the GM K2 platform, which is also shared with the 2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, among other products.
However, the new Wagoneer will face stout competition, as GM will soon unveil the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 GMC Yukon. The new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is expected to be unveiled alongside the new Chevy Suburban early next week, and will be followed by the future GMC Yukon some time later. Meanwhile, the 2021 Wagoneer will drop halfway through the 2020 calendar year.
It is currently unclear if an extended version of the Jeep Wagoneer is in the cards to take on the Suburban and Yukon XL, as these shots only show the standard-length version set to rival the standard-length Tahoe and Yukon.
The new Jeep Wagoneer will source motivation from the Ram 1500’s current engine range, which includes a 3.6L V6, either with or without a 48-volt boost system, as well as the ubiquitous 5.7L V8 engine. A plug-in hybrid system could be offered as well. A plusher Grand Wagoneer version is also expected, which will compete with the likes of the Lincoln Navigator and even Land Rover’s Range Rover.
GM currently derives a very healthy amount of profit from its full-size utility vehicles, and is far and away the best-seller in the segment, with a combined segment share of 53 percent for Q3 of 2019. As such, the Jeep Wagoneer’s upcoming offensive is unwelcome news for GM. That said, the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon are certain to give Jeep something to think about as well.
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Less than a week to the Tahoe debut
God lets all Pray that GM has learned its lesson with the 1500 Twins and this Wagoneer doesn’t do to the Tahoe what the Ram 1500 did to the GM Twins. The Tahoe reveal will be Huge. It will finally show if GM learned from the Dowdy 1500 interiors or if they will be in Trouble yet still going forward.
I am Super Excited to see the new Tahoe.
I just hope they didn’t use the Chevy truck front end with the bizarre air scoops and chopped short bumper. The Chevy trucks for decades looked so classy when they shared the same front end with the Suburban/Tahoe(Blazer). The moment they separated them the trucks have never looked that great. I always wanted them to go back to being the same again just for the sake of the trucks. Right now however would be a bad time to go back to sharing front ends again. The Suburban/Tahoe can’t afford it.
The yukon have always had this sad eyed lookin headlights- always hated them. Wish they’d mimic their Sierra’s grill. Headlights give a vehicle a personality- the 70s mean lookin dodge’s always were my fave! 🙂
I’d bet the full sized Wagoneer comes in on the heavy side of the weight class, since the Dodge pickups are also heavier to begin with.
The Wagoneer should be an exciting new addition to the full-size, body-on-frame SUV segment. It’s pleasing to see another true SUV instead of all these wannabe cutsie CUVs all trying to be the rugged truckish SUV that the new Wagoneer will be as well as the soon to be unveiled Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe.
It looks like a front drive chassis to me – at least from the side.
When it comes to Jeep no one cares about weight or quality. Jeep is like a cult and it will do well.
I wonder if the Jeep Wagoneer will look like the Jeep Grand Commander, which they sell in China. In my opinion looks like an oversized Jeep Compass
The Tahoe better come out swinging with high quality, good driving dynamics, and some off road hardware.
If the Wagoneer is truly a body on frame, then it’s on the Ram chassis most likely. That’s a good foundation and appears to be fairly cheap to produce. The spy photos look more like a front drive vehicle though – look closely at the dash to axle ratio in the side profile.
If it’s on the same Fiat chassis the new GC will be on, it will be a reliability disaster and Chevrolet has nothing to worry about.
I did notice the FWD proportions in the side view. Kinda confusing if you ask me, because they said it was the RWD frame from the 1500s. Curious as to why it looks the way it does.
I will say though, that the GC platform is actually RWD biased, and it is one of, if not Jeeps most reliable platform. From a FCA service tech himself, He claims that their biggest problems are radiators. Wanna talk about a maintenance nightmare? look at the Renegade.
This will be the biggest reveal for GM this year. No pressure:). 10 sos auto should be standard now.
Knowing what FCA is capable of in RAM interiors, and the level of credibility, publicity and sales earned from that interior, I’d fully expect Jeep to wow with a Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer offering. If I was in charge, that’d be my new play book.
Totally agree! If GM cheapskates the interiors and yawn styling, makes the 4cyl std so one must spend $$$ to upgrade then IMO GM is marching down the road to no where.
With the announcement the CT6 is officially dead, and likely with it the Omega platform AND Blackwing V8 the Vette is the only thing they make That’s not a commodity. Nothing else is Segment or industry-leading in anyway. GM does not offer value, they pathetically market their vehicles, and anything you might want on your car cost extra. They must be brand loyalty will save the day but it won’t. I never would’ve thought I would ever purchased a Hyundai but the value proposition is simply to strong and GM is lazy… if GM doesn’t get these products right, immediately out the gate, with good value, IMO they’re in big trouble.
Is there supposed to be a RAM variant to be built along side the Wagoneer? Is so, I believe RAM is going to cannibalize Tahoe sales at the bottom end.