The FCA has finally given confirmation that they are working on a new pickup from Jeep and this is said to be the 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. They revealed the pickup truck at the same time that they revealed they were investing $1 billion so that they could retool the Warrant Truck Assembly Plant, where they will build the Jeep Grand Wagoneer an the Toledo Plant, where they will build the pickup.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be offer 2,000 new jobs over in the US and they are going to be bringing out three models by 2020. The president of the FCA spoke about the conversion and said “The conversion of our industrial footprint completes this stage of our transformation as we respond to the shift in consumer tastes to trucks and SUVs, and as we continue to reinforce the U.S. as a global manufacturing hub for those vehicles at the heart of the SUV and truck market.
“These moves, which have been under discussion with Dennis Williams and the rest of the UAW leadership for some time, expand our capacity in these key segments, enabling us to meet growing demand here in the U.S., but more importantly to increase exports of our mid-size and larger vehicles to international markets.”
While the FCA haven’t come out and given specifics about the next gen 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, it is thought to be going into production during the second half of 2018. It will have the Grand Cherokee platform and it will compete against the Range Rover.