The Jeep brand is flourishing under FCA, and the future looks to be brighter than ever. Automotive News recently put together a comprehensive list of upcoming Jeep vehicles, including the Scrambler and Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer. We have no reason to believe any of the information is inaccurate, but it’s best to remember that parts of the following information presented is speculative. So, let’s start from smallest to largest.
A new mini, A-segment Jeep is coming, but it will be sold exclusively outside of North America – where smaller vehicles are highly popular. Meanwhile, the subcompact, Italian-built Renegade will get a refresh in the second-half of 2018 as the compact Compass will be freshened in 2020.
The Cherokee is up for a refresh that will deliver new front and rear ends in order to better align it with Jeep’s design language. FCA was initially planning to give the Grand Cherokee a freshening, but that has been cancelled. Instead, the popular midsize crossover will be overhauled for the 2019 model year as a 2020 model.
We’ve already seen plenty of the next-generation Wrangler, including what’s believed to be a diesel-powered model. The all-new model is expected to hit dealer lots in first quarter of 2018, with the diesel variant to follow some time after. The aforementioned Scrambler – a Wrangler-based pickup – is set to enter production in the fourth quarter of 2018, and it won’t reach dealer lots until the beginning of 2019.
Finally, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are expected to enter production in mid-2019, after the Warren Truck Assembly Plant is retooled. These full-sizers will share the body-on-frame platform with the Ram 1500 pickup truck and compete with other full-size SUVs such as the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon Denali.
The future seems bright for Jeep enthusiasts. Which model are you anticipating the most? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source: Automotive News