Jeep to add Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to Lineup, Adding 2,000 US Jobs


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to expand its lineup and invest heavily in the U.S. market. This investment is focused around introducing new Jeep product and revamping production facilities in North America. By investing $1 billion in its U.S. production plants in Warren, MI, and Toledo, OH, Fiat Chrysler will be creating 2,000 new American manufacturing jobs.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Two of the new products that Jeep is developing are the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer name might sound familiar – it was one of the original sport utility vehicles. The Wagoneer first appeared as a luxury 4x4 introduced in 1963. It retained a similar styling while getting major technological upgrades throughout the decades until it was eliminated from the Jeep lineup in 1991. With the reintroduction of the legendary name, Jeep is hoping to capitalize on the growing demand in the SUV market. The new Wagoneer models will be positioned at the top of the Jeep lineup, above the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Wagoneer will likely offer seating for seven and be stuffed full of luxurious touches. The Wagoneer models will be produced in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Jeep Pickup Truck

The other new model in the pipeline is a Jeep pickup truck. The pickup truck would likely be positioned smaller end of the market. A small Jeep pickup truck would mean longtime Jeep fans could fill their growing desire for small trucks with a truck from a tried-and-true American brand – Jeep. The Jeep pickup truck would offer something unique: the off-road chops that Jeep has built its reputation on. Jeep has not released any renderings or pictures of the new pickup, but it has been testing the idea with a variety of concept vehicles over the last few years. The Jeep pickup truck will be produced in the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio.

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