Jeep mystery three-row SUV: More details emerge
Will sit above Grand Cherokee, but below Grand Wagoneer
Mar 11th 2019
Jeep said it was going to add an unspecified three-row model to its lineup a few weeks ago without elaborating on the topic. FCA CEO Mike Manley offered a little more detail when talking to Auto Express that helps us figure out where this Jeep will slot in the lineup.
"One is the large SUV segment. There are relatively few competitors in there, but it could be a great segment for Jeep, and we'll bring back the Grand Wagoneer at that time," Manley says. "Then the second is a three-row Jeep, which will technically play in the same segment as Grand Cherokee. Roughly 60 percent of that segment is three-row, so Grand Cherokee has really only played in 40 percent. That will open up that part of the segment for us."
These details make it clear where Jeep is positioning this three-rower for the future — below the Grand Wagoneer, but above the Grand Cherokee. It's starting to look like a true competitor to vehicles like the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot. The five-seat Grand Cherokee is the only SUV Jeep has to go up against those models in the midsize SUV segment now, which ices out folks in need of those couple extra seats. The Grand Wagoneer is still expected to be the larger, more luxurious three-row vehicle of these two, as well.
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