The first minor restyle of the Wagoneer left many of the main styling features untouched; the Wagoneer retained its three-piece bumper and wrap-around taillights, and the bullet-style backup lights were now standard-equipment. The main styling difference in the back end was the taillights being surrounded by a wider band of chrome, which connected to the new trim piece for the backup light.

This particular image is from a top-of-the-line Super Wagoneer, which incorporated a brushed aluminum trim plate on the bottom of the tailgate, and a gold-anodized trim panel on the upper portion that incorporated the round key-switch for the electrically-operated tailgate window. Variations of these rear trim panels would remain as features of upscale trim options on subsequent Wagoneers, and then become standard on the later Grand Wagoneer models.