AMC Grand Wagoneer

The Grand Wagoneer had some impressive shoes to fill! Drivers had come to love the Wagoneer and some were sad to see the vehicle undergoing any changes at all. The original Wagoneer enjoyed a very long time in production, and amazingly, during that time it underwent surprisingly few changes. For this very reason, consumers were concerned what type of modifications could possibly made to the vehicle in an effort to make improvements. As it terms out, they had good reasons to be fearful and the Grand Wagoneers left drivers itching for more. The final Grand Wagoneers were produced during the1991 model year, and yet it appears that four individual vehicles were produced as 1992 models to fulfill existing orders. Lucky indeed that those four few were able to receive the final outpouring of the long lived Wagoneer's production line. At this time it is not recorded as to where those final four models ended up. Nevertheless, thirty years of successful sales, marketing, and consumer confidence marks the storybook of the Wagoneer and subsequently, the Grand Wagoneer. Thirty years later and the reign must come to an end. Chrysler attempted to retain the true Grand Wagoneer spirit by making a halfhearted attempt to introduce a Grand Wagoneer based on the new Grand Cherokee. It included Chrysler's 5.2 L V8 engine, the coveted special faux wood grain trim, special plush leather seating, and extra sound. However, sadly the "new" Grand Wagoneer looked like nothing more than an over decorated Grand Cherokee. It lacked adequate interior room space or even road presence. The die-hard fans of the Wagoneer were not in least pleased or fooled and the 1993 Grand Wagoneer did not sell to the expectations of the Chrysler executives. The impending doom had arrived and the Grand Wagoneer was dropped once again.