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How Jeep's Wagoneer became the original luxury SUV

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 22: The company confirmed it will bring back the Grand Wagoneer as a range-topping model in the early 2020s. This ultra-luxurious SUV will land in a segment dominated by the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator in America and Land Rover’s mighty Range Rover elsewhere. Mentioning Jeep in the same sentence as prestigious brands might sound incongruous but the firm pioneered the luxury SUV class.While we wait for Jeep to shed light on the next Grand Wagoneer, we’re exploring how the original model moved into premium territory during a production run that stretched nearly three decades:

Jeep's next new model will resurrect one of its most emblematic nameplates.

The company confirmed it will bring back the Grand Wagoneer as a range-topping model in the early 2020s. This ultra-luxurious SUV will land in a segment dominated by the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator in America and Land Rover’s mighty Range Rover elsewhere. Mentioning Jeep in the same sentence as prestigious brands might sound incongruous but the firm pioneered the luxury SUV class.

While we wait for Jeep to shed light on the next Grand Wagoneer, we’re exploring how the original model moved into premium territory during a production run that stretched nearly three decades:

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