The last time Jeep attempted to produce a three-row full-size SUV, it didn’t go too well. The Commander posted fairly weak sales figures throughout its four-year life span and wasn’t well received by reviewers, but the Commander’s fate hasn’t stopped Jeep from planning a re-entry into the full-size SUV fray.
According to Automotive News, Fiat Chrysler showed its dealers their new eight-seater, three-row Jeep Grand Wagoneer at a recent dealer meeting in Las Vegas. The model, which will ride on a lengthened version of the 2017 Grand Cherokee platform, is described as an “upper luxury,” SUV and will go head-to-head with models from Land Rover.
According to an Allpar report from June, the Grand Wagoneer “looks just like the classic Wagoneer with a bit of Durango styling.” The model may also hit six-figure price points when fully loaded, putting it in the crosshairs of other expensive luxury SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade and Ranger Rover.