Jeep to Add Three New Models to Product Lineup | Hebert’s Town & Country
1969 Jeep Wagoneer
Jeep is bringing back three models that haven’t been produced since the early 1990s: Jeep Wagoneer, Jeep Grand Wagoneer and a Jeep pickup truck. We’re stoked for these new models to arrive and we’ll be sure to keep you all updated along the way!
FCA made the official announcement Jan. 8 and, as of yet, no images or detailed information has been released on any model.
The last time a Jeep pickup truck was produced was 1992, the last year the Comanche was produced. We’ve been hearing rumors of a truck for some time now – in addition to a few concept vehicles that never made it to the production stage – and we’re so excited this is actually, finally happening.
In an interview with The Detroit News a year ago, Jeep Global Chief Mike Manley confirmed this new pickup will be based on the next-generation Wrangler.
“Sergio [Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO] and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler Pickup,” Manley said. “For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”
1986 Jeep Comanche
The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, are making their return for the first time since 1991. The Wagoneer was first introduced in 1963 as a full-size luxury SUV with four-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission. This next-gen Wagonner will continue that legacy, and the Grand Wagoneer could compete in the over-$100,000 market.
“The Grand Wagoneer concept is moving forward,” Manley said in an interview with Auto Express earlier this month. “It’s an exciting nameplate to bring back, I think.”
While Manley said a $130,000 or $140,000 Grand Wagoneer could be possible, it probably won’t initially start at that price point.
With the new models also comes Jeep’s announcement to spend $1 billion to retool plants in Ohio and Michigan while adding more than 2,000 jobs to produce the three vehicles. This is all part of Jeep’s industrialization plan to manufacture more vehicles in the United States Since 2009, Jeep has created 25,000 new jobs and invested more than $9.6 billion in American manufacturing.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup is expected sometime next year while the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are set for 2019.
If you’re dying to own a Jeep and just can’t wait that long, check out our current Jeep inventory!