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HazMatJK
01-09-2017, 04:26 AM
http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/detroit-auto-show/2017/01/08/fca-invest-1b-michigan-ohio-plants-confirms-jeep-pickup-grand-wagoneer-wagoneer/96319702/


Interesting read.

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Ddays
01-09-2017, 11:38 AM
Biggest takeaway on that story I got was the plan for the Wagoneer & GC to be body on frame construction. That's a completely new platform if true. The current GC & Durango are built on a Mercedes platform (M series I believe) from back when they were owned by Daimler.

jeepsterchris
01-09-2017, 02:13 PM
Sorry if it's old news, but actual confirmations in the news get me excited...this came out today on Reuters...

FCA said a plant in Warren, Michigan, near Detroit, would make the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUVs, while a Toledo, Ohio, factory would produce the Jeep pickup.

from this Reuters article this morning...

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiatchrysler-usa-idUSKBN14S0WL

whatroads
01-11-2017, 02:05 PM
The new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will likely be rugged, body-on-frame SUVs that will seat seven or eight people

IF, and I say IF, this is big news and a significant departure from the Grand Cherokee unibody. One can only hope......