People love to modify their Jeeps, and the company is betting for that to be true for the new Wagoneer, too. Expect to see one with loads of upgrades at this year's SEMA Show in November (or at least a virtual event like last year).
"Get ready to see the Wagoneer at SEMA," Jeep brand CEO Christian Meunier told Muscle Cars & Trucks. "I think people are going to go nuts with it, and we want them to go nuts. That’s part of the culture. We’re talking and debating about having some aftermarket people come earlier to be ready to start working on their programs."
Gallery: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Debut
Meunier predicts that Wagoneer buyers could be more interested in modding their SUV, rather than the more expensive and luxury-focused Grand Wagoneer. He's expecting some people might build full overlanding rigs out of the model.
Stellantis' in-house accessory brand Mopar is likely to supply some of these parts. Meunier's statement about "having some aftermarket people come earlier" suggests the company is eager to work with third-party companies, too.
Gallery: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Debut
The new Wagoneer arrives with what should be impressive off-road capability based on the specs. The standard model a mild-hybrid-assisted 5.7-liter V8, and the Grand Wagoneer gets the 6.4-liter V8. Both use an eight-speed automatic.
Depending on a customer's needs, the SUV is available with rear-wheel drive or three all-wheel-drive systems. Quadra-Trac I is full-time four-wheel-drive with a single-speed transfer case. Quadra-Trac II adds a low range, and Quadra-Drive II further ups the ante with an electronic limited-slip differential.
Jeep also has an optional Quadra Lift air suspension system that allows for up to 10.1 inches of ground clearance. An available Advanced All-Terrain Package adds four steel skid plates to protect the underbody components.
The Wagoneer will start at $57,995, and the Grand Wagoneer will be $86,995. The range-topping Grand Wagoneer Obsidian will cost an eye-watering $98,995. Deliveries will start in the summer.