It’s a part of Jeep’s marketing strategies to get more profits. They understand that people can be challenging to satisfy sometimes, so they pack all the good stuff, especially for the exclusive trims and unique edition models. If you are looking for a compact ride from Jeep, you can expect the 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is said to come with all the promising bells and whistles.
By adding the good stuff, people would be willing to spend more, and it’s good news for the auto company. This is the same strategy that Porsche has used, and it seems that Jeep may follow in its footstep, especially with the next-gen Cherokee.
The Inspiration and Design
So, what is Cherokee’s connection to the new Grand Wagoneer? Jeep plans on launching the miniature version of Wagoneer, and the next-gen Cherokee would inspire this smaller version. Some sources claim that Jeep has a plan to construct a new Wagoneer by using the new platform – the STLA Large. This unique platform is designed to help build various models and vehicles from Stellaris. And since this platform is relatively new, it should be able to accommodate powertrains with battery electric types. This smaller version of Wagoneer is said to be included in the Jeep lineup, starting from 2024. Or the 2025 model would be the latest one to start.
The Updated Plan
The sales numbers of Jeep Cherokee have been improving, but a next-gen ride is still planned to come and be available. Christian Meunier, the President of Jeep Global, claimed that the upcoming Cherokee is designed to be bigger, better, and broader when compared to the new model. But he also stated that his debut wouldn’t take place this year. And the next time, Cherokee would be coming with heavy electrification technologies.
Aside from the plan to develop the smaller Cherokee version, Jeep also wants to focus on the 4xe variant, the hybrid version of the lineup. According to the company’s plan and timeline, they would develop the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for the 4xe trims. The company hasn’t officially confirmed whether it would be their gas engine to go hybrid.
Rumor has it that Jeep considers the current powertrain (4xe lines) with inline-four of 2.0-liter capacity too small. The new 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer would likely come with a new unit: the inline six turbocharged units. However, Jeep hasn’t confirmed it just yet, and it hasn’t made any official confirmation about it.
The Development of the 4xe
Wrangler 4xe concept was first introduced in September 2020. They claimed that the new idea would be the representation of the future of the Jeep brand. Although Wrangler is still a punchy offroader, the electrification power delivers the extra benefit of better fuel economy and fast electric torque. The outcome would be promising if they could combine 270 hp (from an inline-four turbocharged unit) with two electric motors and a 400V li-ion pack. It would be able to generate 375 hp and 470 Nm of torque.
From Wrangler 4xe and its popularity, Jeep has expanded to Grand Cherokee. And then, the idea spreads to the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUV. Jeep believes the upcoming Grand Wagoneer would have better fuel efficiency and more powerful strength. Since Jeep has experienced the same positive result from their Wrangler 4xe and the Grand Cherokee 4xe, they also believe that the upcoming Grand Wagoneer would have similar benefits.
Release Date and Price
Jeep hasn’t provided any official detailed info about the upcoming Grand Wagoneer, so we don’t know anything about it. Once official confirmation is available, we should hear more about the 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.