Thursday, September 03, 2020

Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept: a familiar angle...



                                              

      

I just knew the Grand Wagoneer concept looked familiar. The general shape is actually quite similar to the Chinese market Grand Commander. (Although the smaller Grand Commander isn't sold in the US, a few have been seen testing around Detroit last year)

I posted a few times about the Grand Commander before. And the vast majority of comments were extremely negative! Most people just hated that thing. 

Actually, the rear of the concept also looks a lot like the Lincoln Navigator. Almost like after all these years of designing, changing it, redesigning it. Changing it again. They just had a bad case of the 'fuck it' and just designed a Navigator-like rear end. Which the suits obviously loved.


It would be very interesting to see the design process of the Grand Wagoneer. All the different design ideas they had along the way (all the good ones Sergio probably didn't like...)

Like someone commented earlier, it will probably be a good seller for FCA (with a huge profit margin). Since people who are into these huge overly expensive truck-based SUVs don't usually have the best taste. And the production version might actually be a bit toned down. (Like the super busy grille) I am sure it drives at least as well as the GMC Yukon, Escalade, or Navigator. And it will make good money for FCA.

So why not...

 


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really ugly!

Jamayl said...

So what do Manufacturers do, Exchange designs from sonmeone else every 5 years? 2009 Kia Borrego

Anonymous said...

Yep. Lincoln comes to mind for the rear. But,overall a very stylish design. Well done.

Anonymous said...

This looks....... AWFUL! I always hated the rear design of the Navigator and this is about as bad. I was really expecting something better and in a more positive direction of the original. Sad....

Anonymous said...

Ok.

The exterior is underwhelming, to say the least. At least the interior looks the part of a luxury SUV.

Anonymous said...

Those rear overhangs are massive, reminds me of early Nineties Cadillacs. that is not a compliment.

Love the interior though, well done.

geo69 said...

I think the Grand Commander will be the Wagoneer. Or possibly the Wagoneer Sport.

Anonymous said...

That exterior is so UGLY!!!

Rumors about this going up to $100,000 are a joke, no one will pay that much for some FCA product.