All-New Jeep Grand Wagoneer Design Deep Dive with Chief Designer – Ralph Gilles

2021 jeep grand wagoneer

We discuss the all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s design concept with FCA Chief Designer, Ralph Gilles.

Many of us have been waiting with baited breath for an all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This is a monumental vehicle for Jeep. Not only is it the return of one of the vehicle that started the luxurious 4×4 SUV game, it’s the return of a three-row SUV to the class. This is a proper SUV, one that’s based on a (modified) truck’s ladder frame. In fact, other than the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, this is (currently) the only other Jeep product to have a proper frame.

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be built for luxury and off-road capability. It has a four-wheel independent suspension, a high-end interior and serious tech throughout. From what we understand, it has components that are used in Ram and Jeep vehicles, but a lot of the design looks unique.

“Production versions of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are slated to arrive in showrooms next year. They will be reborn in America – in Warren, Michigan, near downtown Detroit. As a nod to its manufacturing home and the brand’s headquarters, the Concept’s full-pane glass roof houses a map showcasing Detroit and the surrounding area.”

Grand Wagoneer Concept

Read more about the details for this all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer (here).

We were very fortunate to get an in-depth, deep dive into this vehicle’s design with the man himself. In this episode of Talking Cars, FCA Head of Design Ralph Gilles explains the decisions that went into this latest concept. Gilles talks about the inspiration behind the vehicle as well.

Judging by the photos and sketches we’ve seen, including the ones you’re looking at, it could be epic. Keep in mind: there may be a few changes the all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer goes through before production. Still, it’s exciting to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on its creation.

Check out the video discussion (on our new TFLtalk Youtube channel) and let us know what you think!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.