5. Jeep Wagoneer
The Jeep Wagoneer was one of the classic models that made Jeep the world’s best manufacturer of off-road vehicles and SUVs. Jeep presented it in the early ’60s as the first luxurious off-road model. It is a vehicle that is great for crossing deserts, as well as cruising highways. This makes the Wagoneer perfect for any road trip assignment.
Before this car, the concept of a luxurious off-roader didn’t exist. The Wagoneer became a popular and influential model that evolved into the Grand Wagoneer. It came with a leather interior, wooden dash and all kinds of creature comforts. When Jeep discontinued this model in the mid-90s, the Grand Cherokee took its place, appealing to the same type of customers. However, the fans never forgot the elegant Wagoneer with its wood trim on the sides and big chromed grille.
Even today, well-preserved examples can fetch high prices. Even though Jeep already has the luxurious Grand Cherokee in its model lineup, there are rumors they will re-introduce the Wagoneer in the next few years. There isn’t any concrete, official information, but inside sources claim the Wagoneer will happen on a stretched Grand Cherokee platform. It will also come with a super luxury interior and trim. Jeep is going to prepare powerful engines and advanced drivetrain and mechanics for it, too.
Wagoneer fans will be glad if those rumors are true. Most can’t wait to see a modern interpretation of the classic Jeep Wagoneer with futuristic details, elegant interior and capable technology. Since other SUV manufacturers announced they will be building even more luxurious, expensive models, the Jeep Wagoneer would fit perfectly in the new market segment. It could even bring back this legendary name from the past.