New patent drawings of a mysterious seven-seat Jeep have surfaced online, fueling speculation they could be of the upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
The images, which were dug up by Motor 1, show a modern-looking Jeep with a front-end similar to that of the current Jeep Grand Cherokee. The front bumper appears to incorporate an intake just below the seven-slot grille like the Grand Cherokee SRT, and also features a second lower grille flanked by foglamps on either side. The side profile is fairly typical for a full-size SUV, while the rear end is vaguely reminiscent of the Dodge Durango.
It’s possible that these patent drawings are for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and the front of this vehicle does appear visually similar to the purported leaked image of the Grand Wagoneer’s front end, but there’s a second possibility here. We think we could also be looking at the production version of the Jeep Yuntu Concept for China, though it’s impossible to know wither way seeing as no info was provided with the images.
We’d be surprised if this was a design patent for the Grand Wagoneer as the vehicle has been plagued by engineering issues. FCA had originally planned to base the vehicle on a lengthened version of the Grand Cherokee’s platform, but it’s now decided to make it a body-on-frame vehicle instead. Due to this change, it seems unlikely that FCA would already be finalizing a design for the vehicle.
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