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Jeep Grand Wagoneer and pickup confirmed - report

 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and pickup confirmed - report
2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept

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According to recent reports, Jeep will be adding two new vehicles to their lineup.

The first new model will be a seven-seat Grand Wagoneer that is scheduled to be launched in January 2013. Details are limited, but the luxury-oriented SUV will be built on the same platform as the Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. This means engine options will likely include a 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 360 hp (268 kW / 365 PS) 5.7-liter HEMI V8.

As for the second vehicle, it will be the long-awaited Scrambler revival. While Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is careful about calling the model a pickup, he stated "there's a better than 50 percent chance" it will be a production version of the Gladiator concept.

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WayneFenwick
Put simply,.. Put a small diesel in it. Or for the ones who don't actually do any work (just want it to look pretty, drop a Hemi in it
Jan 22, 2012 8:44 am
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zayak9
Take a look around the automotive industry. There was a time no one wanted a diesel. Technology has started to fall into the mainstream. Audi with their racing and dominate R10 TDi, Mercedes's diesels are not slouches, the heavy duty trucks with turbo diesels will most definitely blow the doors off your little buggy you have built for mudding. There will always be a guy like you (and your crew) who take the time to build "purpose" built vehicle but it is just that. I would be willing to bet of those that trailer to the mudpit use a diesel to tow. Hmmmmmm...anyway, as technology reveals there are ways to get a better and lighter diesel so it would be right for the Jeep Gladiator or turn to Ford and their Ecoboost. I think Fiat calls theirs MultiAir....ohhh dear let me see about that advantage. Pulling your nuts and bolts out and about/with all you write I would think you wouldn't need an answer....everything has it's advantages and disadvantages. Put the idea in perspective and move along.
Feb 23, 2011 1:09 pm
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jb2545jb
Someone please tell me what advantage you think a diesel motor would have ? I can give you some disadvantages....Heavy to much weight on front end ....To slow ,diesels operate at 2500 to 3000 rpm , simply not enough turns for serious mudding, no power ,diesel power made at low rpm ,it takes horsepower to turn 40 inch mudders ...You can increase torque thru gearing but horsepower can not be increased, why pay $5000 extra plus high maintenance costs...I belong to a large off-road club , over 300 members no one uses diesel...I drive a 96 bronco with a 400 hp 358 cu in holman moody engine , eaton fully locking axles with warn hubs , special three stick tranny ,three gears on one stick,low-direct-reverse on another and 2wd,4wd on third ..I run 40 inch flotation tires in mud and 18 in rims in mountains ,smaller rims give more wheel travel ...my truck was featured in 4x4 and off-road mag ..Now give me one advantage of diesel
Feb 12, 2011 11:04 pm
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zayak9
Well all righty there "shaymer"....wow talk about being out of bounds.....geeeze. It would be nice if Jeep built the Gladiator truck as it is shown in it's concept form. I think many would flock to it for it's practicality as well as novelty. The powerplant should be that of a small V8 with some power and torque but not crazy heavy. Maybe a boxer style engine to get it low in vehicle for center of gravity.
Feb 3, 2011 3:33 pm
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Shaymer
Droid Said, "devoid of any inclusion of the global environmental and economic factors, and thus, grossly irrelevant and erroneous." Really Droid? I'd love to drive eco-diesels, but they're not allowed in the US because our emission and health standards don't allow the enviro-killing diesel engines you boast about. And, as I've try to explain to soccer fans and soccer moms... The Buzz about the environment isn't because I've got 2 V8 Jeeps, its because families in China and India have litters of children and have disgusting health and environmental standards. Not about to get rid of my Jeep because someone else chooses to have 7 children. Funny how none of you Euro elitists cared about HP when it was powering the tanks that bailed you guys out of 2 wars. Next time, go defend your front lines with your Vespas.
Jan 22, 2011 4:46 pm
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Broseph Stalin
Oh and make a Grand Wagoneer SRT8 with 470BHP
Jan 15, 2011 4:58 am
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xtravaganzagold
i wonder what is the space requirement for a U-turn
Jan 13, 2011 3:00 pm
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scratchy996
bring it to Europe (with a Fiat diesel engine of course) and i would buy one.
Jan 13, 2011 5:16 am
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Broseph Stalin
Hopefully the new Grand Wagoneer won't be a big GC with fake wood on the sides.
Jan 12, 2011 8:33 pm
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schizo
Oh man...I like the woodies...bring back the woodies...but do it better than that PT Cruiser woodie...that was horrible.
Jan 13, 2011 1:32 am
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B_M_Gearhead
" If the American market would end their obsession with gratuitous engine power at the expense of economy and emissions, then smaller more frugal engines can power these vehicles." If I take your grossly oversimplified approach to "American" marketing and take it to the logical extreme then it can be assumed that it is directly because of us that every manufacturer across the globe creates sport cars. Without us there would be no AMG, M division, TRD, NISMO or any other factory backed tuner company. Of course this is not true because as mikemike pointed out retardation is a major factor in vertigo and droids reasoning. Downsizing is just a trend being further pushed by harsher CAFE standards. If Chrysler can meet those standards while still producing awesome desirable vehicles such as this then they are on the right track.
Jan 12, 2011 6:00 pm
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droid_dtm
if my approach is grossly oversimplified, then yours is devoid of any inclusion of the global environmental and economic factors, and thus, grossly irrelevant and erroneous. Noticed I never mentioned anything about sportscars. I spoke directly about everyday, workaday vehicles. And my point is accurate when one considers the scores of examples... JDM Yaris 1.3, US Yaris 1.5... Euro Jetta 1.4T, US Jetta 2.5... SDM Mazda 3 1.6, US Mazda 3 2.0... euro spec E Class 1.8, US E Class 3.5... and I can go on, and on, and on. Its the 'get there as fast as you can in a str8 line' culture that has US cars stuffed with larger, less economical engines than their counterparts in other parts of the world. So all that nonsense about AMG, TRD etc etc has no merit... and has NOTHING to do with my opinion. I'm fully aware that just about every manufacturer worth their salt produces sports (or at the very least, sporty) cars. What I am criticizing is the US marketplace's reluctance to abandon 'gratutious engine power', whether its a sportscar or not... after all, a bloke's UK spec 1.6 diesel Focus will get you to the same places as a thirstier US spec 2.0, not so?!
Jan 12, 2011 6:50 pm
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schizo
@ Droid DTM... Well in America there isn't a tax levied on the size of the engines so the financial penalty of having a bigger displacement engine is not existant like in lots of other countries where smaller displacement engines are more popular. Conversely do you not think that in markets where there is a handicap for having bigger engines abondons such practice, perhaps people will get fatter engines? P.S. They also need the big cars so they can haul the dry wall they bought at Home Depot!
Jan 13, 2011 1:40 am
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mikemikemikemike
Yay! That thing is neat. That spare on the side is goofy though.
Jan 12, 2011 5:45 pm
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charlemagne
two of my all time favourites...
Jan 12, 2011 5:29 pm
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vertigobike
Do these 2 new Jeeps really make sense in a time where all car makers are downsizing their cars and engines and turning "green"? Mr. Sergio Marchionne resuscitated Fiat from certain bankruptcy with new small, more efficient cars and engines... so why this sudden urge to make a 7-Seater and a Pick-Up Jeep? HasnĀ“t the extinction of Hummer taught you anything, Mr. Sergio?... or is this only to fill the American ego? :-) Obrigado
Jan 12, 2011 4:55 pm
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droid_dtm
the problem is the American take on cars in general. When you watch their reviews they refer to 8 sec 0-60 times as leisurely, lacking urgency, or sluggish. Whereas, most other countries in the world are accustomed to average econoboxes or family sedans taking anywhere from 10 to 15 secs... and this directly translates into fuel economy. If the American market would end their obsession with gratuitous engine power at the expense of economy and emissions, then smaller more frugal engines can power these vehicles. Not to mention Fiat was a wealth of resources to make it happen. They can easily revamp Alfa Romeo's 3.2 V6 which already employs direct injection (a one up on Chrysler's Pentastar V6) and add forced induction in various states of tune, to replace Chrysler's new, yet obsolete V6, and even the HEMI V8
Jan 12, 2011 5:11 pm
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joelynn
what is crazy is wanting a 6 or 7 litre engine when you have a 55 mph speed limit.
Jan 12, 2011 9:56 pm
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