Early this year, Chrysler began talking about a return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer nameplate as an upscale, seven-seat SUV--to share a platform with a then-unnamed Maserati SUV.
It was due to arrive in January 2013
, but today, a new slide from Chrysler says it won't show until 2014.
The Maserati Kubang
may have some influence on that, as it's expected to significantly out-luxe even the more tony Grand Wagoneer, reports Carscoop
. Both will be based on a version of the same platform that underpins the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Unlike the unique engines for the Kubang, however, the Grand Wagoneer is expected to share in the Hemi bounty with other Chrysler products, plus the ubiquitous Pentastar V-6.
Considering the successfully upscale gear within the latest Grand Cherokee, we are looking forward to the Grand Wagoneer, as it's aiming to go quite a bit beyond that mark. Could the Wagoneer displace the Escalade as the luxury American SUV to have?