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2022 Jeep Wagoneer breaks cover - Will be Gigantic and filled with Tech!

Jeep resurrects the Wagoneer marque 60 years since the original was launched and 30 years since the last one was sold! The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are finally back with Gigantic Form and laid with Screens all around.

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be pair of full-size SUVs built to take the brand into larger and more premium segments. The Wagoneer will bring the off-road OEM to two very new luxury segments, without sacrificing four-wheel-drive capability for passenger room and excellent interior materials. Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will be available in three trim levels (Series I, Series II, and Series III), boasting seating for up to eight, standard leather upholstery, plenty of active driver-assistance technology, and best-in-class cargo space.

At the heart of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, technology is highlighted in the screens. In addition to the digital dash cluster (10.3 inches for Wagoneer, 12.3 inches for Grand Wagoneer), there’s the infotainment touchscreen that’s 10.1 inches on the Wagoneer and 12.0 inches on the Grand Wagoneer, housing the latest version of Uconnect 5. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Then the screens start multiplying, especially in the more expensive Grand Wagoneer. Standard on the Grand Wagoneer is an articulating 10.3-inch comfort display that sits below the main infotainment screen.

In addition to those extra screens, the Grand Wagoneer gets real aluminum, walnut wood, and more leather-wrapped dash components. The technology continues with an available 10-inch color head-up display, night vision camera, automated parking, and a new hands-free driving assist, which will be available later into the Wagoneer launch.

The Grand Wagoneer, along with the Wagoneer marks Jeep's entry in the three-row luxury SUV segment and offers seats for up to eight people. The front row, however, offers heated, ventilated, and massaging 24-way power thrones! Each second-row occupant can also watch videos on individual 10.1-inch seat-back displays. The Jeep comes with the Rear Seat Entertainment system that includes the first vehicular integration of Amazon Fire TV!

The Jeep Wagoneer gets a 5.7-liter V8 with mild-hybrid, boasting 392 hp and 404 pound-feet. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard, but Jeep will also offer the Wagoneer one of three different optional four-wheel-drive systems. Quadra-Trac I is a full-time, single-speed unit, while a two-speed transfer case shows up on Quadra-Trac. At the top of the heap is Quadra-Drive II, which gets a two-speed transfer case and an electronic limited-slip differential that responds more quickly than the standard mechanical LSD.