Grand Wagoneer, the luxury SUV before the luxury was a thing – Terry Shea @Hemmings

Before there was Escalade, before Navigator, and certainly before anything BMW X or Audi Q, there was Grand Wagoneer, pretty much standing alone as the luxury utility vehicle that maintained all of the capability of a proper Jeep product. Sure, Land Rover’s Range Rover was available in the U.S. from the mid-1980s, but market penetration was pretty limited.

In just about any town of any size in the USA with a Jeep dealership, you could buy a Grand Wagoneer.With its DI-NOC woodgrain sides against the Dark Baltic Blue paint, leather interior and full slate of power options—from back when that was a thing reserved for luxury cars, this 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer currently listed on Hemmings Auctions was the model for future luxury SUVs. Today’s fancy truck-wagons are largely equipped with fully independent suspensions, but this Grand Wagoneer still rolls on its original solid Dana 44 axles suspended by leaf springs front and rear.

In other words, it still has all of the good truck stuff that made Wagoneers extremely capable off road.

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