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New Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2021 detailed: Range Rover rival hopes to out-lux competition, even in concept form

Engine details have yet to be disclosed, but Jeep is promising a plug-in hybrid powertrain for its Grand Wagoneer.

Jeep has finally unveiled its heavily-teased Grand Wagoneer seven-seater, though just in concept form with the production versions slated to launch internationally in 2021.

However, it appears the brand might employee a two-model strategy in its bid to capture the luxury SUV market as it states it will build road-going versions of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in the release.

Differences between the two are unclear, but the former could be a smaller SUV with a shorter wheelbase, while the latter is the full-sized, three-row model.

Will either SUV come to Australia? Jeep Australia’s official line is no comment, but given speculation the Grand Wagoneer will share latest Ram 1500 platform, which is not built in right-hand drive and needs to be converted by Walkinshaw for our market, their chances look slim.

Production details are yet to be finalised, but Jeep is promising a selection of three 4x4 systems, air suspension, independent front and rear suspension, cutting-edge safety and in-cabin technology, “powerful performance” and “unmatched towing capability”.

The Grand Wagoneer wears Jeep’s seven-slot grille, though doesn’t feature any exterior Jeep badging, instead opting for ‘Wagoneer’ across the bonnet.

LED headlights, an aluminium skid plate and tow hooks also inform the front fascia of the concept.

To fill the massive wheelarches are equally massive 24-inch wheels, though don’t expect to see them on the production car, complete with three-piece Wagoneer-branded wheel caps.

In profile, ‘Grand Wagoneer’ badging is emblazoned on the concept car’s flanks, which is accompanied by an American flag as a nod to where the car will be built.

Wraparound LED lights are also fitted to the rear, while a subtle rear diffuser and ‘Grand Wagoneer’ badging can also be glimpsed.

For the cabin, Jeep has aimed for “the pinnacle of ultra-premium full-size SUV … with a modern American style”, with no less than seven screens littered throughout, including a 10.25-inch display for the front passenger.

The other screens measure 12.3, 12.1 and 10.25 inches for the instrument panel, multimedia system and climate controls respectively.

Second-row passengers meanwhile, have access to a 10.25-inch screen in the centre console and personal 10.1-inch displays for outboard occupants.

Powering the displays is the Uconnect 5 system, underpinned by Google’s Android operating system that is five times faster than the previous-gen technology, according to Jeep.

Materials used throughout the interior include onyx glass, aluminium, Dinamica suede, recycled carpets and leather to lift the ambience – all of which are sourced sustainably according to Jeep.

Under the bonnet? Jeep is yet to confirm what engine will power either the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer, but has revealed there will be a plug-in hybrid electric version.