2021 Jeep Wagoneer easter eggs you won’t want to miss
Known as an American icon, the Jeep's luxury SUV arrives in 2021 in two different models: Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
In the USA it had two main phases: from 1961 to 1983 in its original form and from 1984 to 1991 as Grand Wagoneer.
Over the years, the Wagoneer constantly pushed the boundaries of comfort and convenience. Now, it returns as a Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, anticipating the lines of the new luxury SUV that will be produced by FCA from 2021. The car was presented as a “premium extension of the Jeep brand."
The concept, loaded with tech, luxe, sustainable materials, and a sprinkling of nostalgia, brings the driver and passengers 7 displays.
The entire interior space is practically occupied by four screens that add up to 45”. The first, a 12.3” screen, is the instrument panel. The second, a 12.1” touchscreen on the horizontal center console, is from the infotainment system. The third, a screen of 10.25”, serves as a comfort element. In addition, the passenger has a fourth 10.25” screen at their disposal.
IT'S DEF A REINTERPRETATION FULL OFF LUXURY AND FREEDOM.
This time, Jeep will also work with sustainable materials. An onyx glass blade runs through the entire instrument panel to highlight the breadth of the cabin. Glass is a sustainable and fully recyclable material that offers environmental benefits and is made from an abundant natural raw material. It also features a 3D heat-treated sycamore wood on the entire instrument panel and front doors.
Influenced by the American landscape, Jeep's industrious spirit, and the sustainable energy in the spec, the interior features a collection of premium-wrapped materials like leather. BUT WHY IS AUTOMOTIVE LEATHER DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LEATHERS?
Well, in case you haven't noticed, there's a difference between the leather of your shoes, sofa, or car seat — but we're here to make it clear.
LOOKS & FEELS
Automotive interiors demand perfection, so every leather is finished in such a way to create an equal surface and even cut. It needs to be flexible and move with its user but also bounce back afterward. The handling can be vastly different and will result in the final feel that may be waxy, silky, slippery, grippy, or talc-like – or even combinations of these.
FUNCTIONALITY & QUALITY
Being a natural product, leather has a certain level of variety. Different ways of making it result in performance tailored for the purpose. Unlike the leather for your jacket or shoes, automotive leather would be too firm. Upholstery leather needs to be softer and more malleable than shoe upper, for example.
We always have higher expectations from car leather compared to other leather types. After all, car interiors are subjected to heavy use, high temperatures, sunlight (UV), staining, and soiling. Many of these issues are already dealt with by the natural properties of leather.
MADE TO LAST LONGER
Leather is made to withstand use and the most frequent forms of damaging and any material we touch frequently, in a space we spend hours in, should be safe. Most of the leather treatments, the finishing and aftercare products are water- or bio-based. If you also wonder about the ‘new car smell’ being gone from many cars, it’s because interiors are more and more VOC-free. Meaning, no volatile organic compounds in the in-car air.
SMOOTHNESS & WEIGHT
Weight reduction in car interiors is a focal point and has been for some years, especially with the increase in electric car mobility. The thickness of leather determines how strong and resistant it is to damage. Car leathers are commonly less than 1.4mm thick, with surface coatings less than 50µm thick. To achieve this thickness, the hide has to be shaved.
Mixing high-resistance with soft touch and feel qualities is where the material stands out.
The market versions of the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer will arrive at US dealerships in 2021. Jeep hasn't released any information on how much its new three-row SUV will cost, but the brand's president has said that the Wagoneer will start around $60,000 and a fully-loaded Grand Wagoneer will cost over $100,000.
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