The first all-electric Jeep will finally hit the US later this year. Jeep’s first EV, the Wagoneer S, will be available this fall. Here’s what we know so far.
Jeep’s first EV, the Wagoneer S, is coming this fall
Jeep is going on the EV offensive. The brand unveiled three electric models in 2022, which are now hitting the market.
The first, Jeep’s Avenger, was launched in Europe in early 2023. At just 4.08 meters long (13.4 ft), the Avenger is a compact SUV that offers over 550 km (341 miles) WLTP range in the city.
It beat out the Kia Niro, Nissan Ariya, Toyota bZ4X, and VW ID Buzz to win European Car of the Year 2023.
Now, Jeep is releasing its first EV in the US, the Wagoneer S. The “S” stands for speed, striking design, and style. Jeep says the Wagoneer S will offer standard 4xe capabilities with all-terrain management.
The Wagoneer S will include 600 horsepower. It will also be “lightning fast,” with a 0 to 60 mph time in about 3.5 seconds.
Design upgrades are driven by aerodynamic efficiency. You can see Jeep’s class-exclusive seven-slot grille reimagined with illuminated LED lights.
Jeep aims for around 400 miles range, or enough to go from NYC to Toronto, on a single charge.
What’s next for Jeep?
Jeep will begin production of its first EV this year. The electric Wagoneer S will be sold in the US starting this fall. Jeep says it will then launch it in other key global markets.
After the Wagoneer, Jeep will launch the rugged Recon EV. Jeep’s Recon is inspired by the legendary Wrangler as a “rugged and capable electric SUV.” The Recon will include Wrangler-like features, including removable doors and windows.
We got a sneak peek at the electric model after images of the 2024 Jeep Recon Moab 4xe leaked out of a dealer event.
With the “capability to cross the mighty Rubicon Trail,” according to Jim Morrison, Jeep’s North American boss, the rugged electric SUV is poised to carry Jeep’s off-road tradition into the all-electric future.
Even better – Morrison claims you will be able to “reach the end of the trail with enough range to drive back to town and recharge.” The Jeep Recon EV will begin rolling out shortly after the Wagoneer S.
Jeep is also planning to launch an all-electric Wrangler. But that’s not due out in 2028. Ahead of it, Jeep is expected to introduce an electric version of its Grand Cherokee in 2027.
As part of Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategy, the parent company aims for 50% of total US sales to be electric by the end of the decade (100% in Europe).
Although Jeep is already late to the party, it hopes its strong brand loyalty will help in the transition to EVs. With EV models, including the Wagoneer and Recon launching, Jeep looks to solidify its position as the industry transitions to electric.
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