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Jeep Grand Wagoneer to make a comeback!

Posted in Chrysler, Jeep, NAIAS, Newsworthy by MrAngry | January 11th, 2011 | 4 Responses |

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Now here’s some great news for those of us who were kids in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer, an SUV icon, is apparently going to be resurrected by Chrysler in January of 2013 according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. For those under 40, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer was likely the first real SUV many of us had ever seen. Released back in the mid-1960’s, the Grand Wagoneer was the first American made truck that provided consumers with a combination of luxury, seating for five and true off-road capabilities. The nameplate has been lying dormant since the big Jeep when out of production in 1993, so to see it being revived is actually quite nostalgic. “>Automotive News is reporting that new the Grand Wagoneer will be built on the same platform as the new 7-passenger 2011 Dodge Durango. At the North American International Auto Show this week, CEO Marchionne stated, “It’s time we gave the market an upper-scale Grand Wagoneer,” – something that we here at Ridelust totally agree with.

Source: AutoNews.com

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4 Responses

  1. BigRuss says:

    did they mention if fake wood paneling would be involved? if not then its just a renamed Commander…. thats the one thing that set the Grand Wagoneer apart from everything else

  2. Taylor says:

    Just like with other great off-road icons (namely the new FJ) they will destroy it’s image and sacrifice functionality on the alter of numbers. The grand Wagoneer is what it is because of everything that it is. Sure, the technology was updated through the years but the premise never changed. Can you imagine wrath people would bring down on Porsche if they even thought of changing the 911?

    Bring it back as it was, with technological advances, or don’t bring it back at all.

  3. […] because of their desirability, not because of their cost. The resurrection of a seven-passenger Jeep Grand Wagoneer is due out for 2013, as is a hybrid version of the redesigned Chrysler 300 and an all new Jeep […]

  4. Barry Pidwell says:

    What they should do is to bring it back with all the same styling as the original with all the newer equipement in it and with a diesel option.What an awesome truck it was and would be. Had the chance to drive a 1991 wagoneer back in 2003. It was an amazing vehicle that was in perfect condition and the ride and handling was fantastic.