Jeep is working on a new extended-length version of the Jeep Wagoneer, which is set to rival the likes of the Chevy Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL. Now, new photos have emerged that show the extended-length Jeep Wagoneer testing in prototype form out on public roads.
This long-wheelbase prototype of the Jeep Wagoneer is covered in black-and-white camouflage, but it’s easy to see that it’s quite a bit longer than the current, regular-wheelbase variant.
Comparing the two models side by side, we see that both the wheelbase and the body of the extended-length model are different from the standard model. The rear end of the new model stretches out for days past the rear doors, with a different door line and different rear quarter panels, as well as stretched-out windows.
Although a prototype of the new extended-length Wagoneer was the only vehicle spotted here, a long-wheelbase variant of the more luxurious Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which will rival the Cadillac Escalade ESV, is also expected.
For reference, the current Jeep Wagoneer measures in with an overall length of 214.7 inches, as well as wheelbase that measures in at 123 inches. By comparison, the Chevy Suburban is 225.7 inches long in terms of overall length, while the wheelbase is 134.1 inches. The standard GMC Yukon is 210 inches long overall, with a wheelbase that is 120.9 inches, while the GMC Yukon XL is 225.2 inches long in terms of overall length and 134.1 inches long in terms of wheelbase.
As expected, the extended-length Wagoneer will offer more third-row passenger room and more cargo room, plus the same powertrain options as the shorter models, including a possible plug-in hybrid model. However, due to the length, both are unlikely to offer Jeep’s “Trail Rated” designation.
Look for the extended-length Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to debut sometime later this year, possibly for the 2023 or 2024 model year.