Wagoneer shows off Detroit; roof city
Dash looks to set new luxury standards for Jeep
Jeep is teasing the Grand Wagoneer once again ahead of the expected reveal next week. This time we’re getting a look at the coolest panoramic glass roof we’ve ever seen, along with a pretty fancy looking rendering of an air vent as they tweet what looks like he coolest easter egg that FCA has done yet.
— Jeep (@Jeep) August 28, 2020
Famous for little details like center console mouldings of every model that came before it, or putting the Loch Ness Monster on the rear glass, Jeep has gone city-sized this time. The tweeted photo shows a city street map of Detroit. While if you’re looking at Belle Isle on the map and thinking it’s on the wrong side, that’s because you’re looking at it from the wrong perspective.
Mirror the picture, like if you were looking up from inside, and you’ll see landmarks like Grand Circus Park, Woodward Avenue, and Gratiot Avenue all line up perfectly. The map doesn’t go all the way out to the automaker’s home in Auburn Hills, but the FCA Warren truck plant where it will be built should be on the map.
The second photo is the driver’s side dash, zoomed in and looking through the open door. It shows an outline of the original Jeep Wagoneer and the Est. 1963 script that calls out to the model’s origins. Level 0 text is also visible, but we’re not sure the significance. Also of note are the materials Jeep has used in these renderings, what looks to be brushed aluminum or stainless steel, as well as shiny vent trim and two different colours of wood on the dash trim.
We’ll see the whole thing, along with the Wrangler plug-in, on September 3rd. But we’ll be careful to point out that even the version we’ll see then has been billed as a concept, not the production Jeep. Nobody builds hype like Fiat Chrysler.