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Engineering Solutions by Design News Talks 2 Main Challenges of Engineering the Jeep Grand Wagoneer

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Jeep chief engineer Mike Uhmeyer tells Engineering Solutions by Design News about developing the Wagoneer work like a truck and drive like a car.

The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are storied nameplates whose long-awaited revival might have had impatient fans wishing that Jeep's engineering team could hurry up. But chief engineer Mike Uhlmeyer explains that the Wagoneer's fans are the reason the team felt a responsibility to ensure that they did the job right.

Both versions of the Wagoneer are built on a body-on-frame chassis that delivers a best-in-class towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. but customers still demand opulent appointments and a plush ride. Uhlmeyer says his team's only course was to "follow the physics" while trying to combine these seemingly opposed requirements.

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