Jeep boss Mike Manley recently told Motoring in Australia that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is edging closer to making its return to the automotive market.
In fact, it seems as if the new Grand Wagoneer could make its debut as early as late 2015, and go on sale in 2016.
Moreover, Jeep seems intent on taking the fight to Land Rover’s popular Range Rover with it’s upcoming seven-seater. Will Jeep be able to compete against the very premium Rangie? Manley seems to think so.
“With the Grand Cherokee we’ve proven we can compete at the very premium end of the segment. The cross shop we have with, for example, BMW X5 is phenomenal. In the USA it’s our most cross-shopped vehicle,” Manley told media in a Jeep roundtable at the French show.
“Range Rover and Jeep have historically competed. Some of that competition has not been so evident because either we’ve been through product portfolio changes or they have been through product portfolio changes. But they are the only other pure SUV brand in the world so they will always be competition. I’ve always talked about the Grand Wagoneer and that for me is a big focus and it will fill out the Jeep brand at the top end. Obviously I have intimate knowledge of what it is and I think that the vehicle could very, very effectively compete with premium SUVs.”