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CommanderFull-Size Jeep Cancelled?
Posted by mike on 2000/1/2 0:00:00 (689) reads



The guys over at Car & Truck News are reporting that the program to produce a new full-size Jeep has been cancelled. Here's a snippet:

A source close to Jeep® manufacturing reports that DC has made a final decision regarding the full size Jeep® Grand Wagoneer development program. As Buzz Watch reported earlier this month, there had been heated debate over whether Jeep® should build the Wagoneer. One camp was convinced that the big SUV would be a major success. The other group wasn't so sure, they thought that vehicles high estimated price (45-50K) would hamper volume sales.

The doubters won, DC has just pulled the plug on the Wagoneer program. Jeep® will not be building a full-sized SUV based on the next Ram's DR platform. There is a silver lining, DC will port the engineering work done on Wagoneer to another all new full-size SUV.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Zack
You know, the price tag was scary..... but the concept was cool. I think Jeep is missing an important window. With the H2 showing sales sucess, it's proven that people will pay. If anyone knows and reads (okay looks through, as their is not much to read) Dupont Registry, they will see that the old, restored Wagoneers have a market. A new one certainly would.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jonathan
here is my comment:

Jeep cannot fail with a minimum production of a full size suv product. and it owes it to America to Show what a real full size can do, with an emphasis on off-road capability. The grand-cherokee is just a stylized cherokee, which I own, and it is not much bigger than the cherokee. Let's role!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: JASON
ONCE AGAIN DC HAS MISSED THE BOAT ! GM AND FORD WILL CONTINUE TO EAT DC`S LUNCH ! SALES ON FULL SIZE SUVS ARE GOOD AND ALL DC HAS TO OFFER IS A COOPED UP 7-PASS DURANGO THAT RIDES LIKE AN OLD LOG WAGON. DC SHOULD OFFER 2 VERSIONS LIKE AMC DID. THE WAGONEER FOR THE BUYER WHO WANTS THE SIZE WITHOUT ALL THE OPTIONS AND THE GRAND WAGONEER FOR THOSE WHO WANT THE SIZE WITH THE LUXURY.BOTH OF COURSE WILL OFFER THE THE BEST 4 WHEEL DRIVE ON THE PLANET.AND USING THE SAME HEAVY FRAME DC COULD ONCE AGAIN OFFER THE J-SERIES TRUCKS! ----------JEEP FOREVER------

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Amy
I wish they would make Wagoneer's as beefy as the AMC ones and NOT fancy-shmancy like the ZJ/WJ. I doubt that will happen with all the safety reg's. I'm kind of sick of all this dang plastic and fiberglass.... :(

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Steve
here is my commentI`ve been waiting for news on the 2002 Grand Cherokee since mine will be off lease very shortly. I was disappointed that Mikes doesn`t have any news at all. I found out today that the new Grand Cherokee will have side airbags...be offered in a sport , limited and upper limited model and the interior will be redesigned.
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