Jeep’s 4xe products have proven to be extremely popular.
By the end of 2025, all Jeep models will be electrified.
Four of them will be electric only.
Most would not have imagined that Jeep would become a global EV leader only a half-decade ago. Jeep’s new electrification plans will include four new all-electric vehicles along with electrifying all other versions by 2025. By 2030, 50% of all Jeep sales in North America will be EVs.
The best way to achieve the goal of becoming an EV leader is by expanding the brand with a series of new electrified versions of existing models and, just as important, introducing new models. Above all however, is keeping brand loyalists happy by not interfering with beloved models. As Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO, said: “The king of the kings of the hill will always be the Wrangler.”
On the topic of the Wrangler, the 4xe plug-in version has proven to be extremely popular, providing all the justification for Jeep to push 4xe technology further. And, by default, they will take Jeep to the next level.
“Driven by the success of our electrified 4xe portfolio in North America and Europe, we are designing and developing the most capable and sustainable Jeep SUVs to date, on our path to becoming the leading zero-emission SUV brand in the world. said Meunier. “This is a forward-thinking strategy to help ensure millions of Jeep fans around the world continue to have a planet to explore, embrace and protect. Electrification is great for our brand, making it even more capable, exciting, sustainable, and fun.”
Each new vehicle will be significant in its own way and for the average North American family, the codenamed Wagoneer S (S for sexy, speed, striking) will certainly meet all needs. Jeep wants us to think of the Wagoneer S in terms of the Grand Cherokee and the impact it had in its segment when it launched 30 years ago.
The temporarily named Wagoneer S (might we suggest Commander?) will be available exclusively as an EV with a targeted range of up to 400 miles. Based on the provided information, it will be offered with all the expected Jeep capability, up to 600 horsepower good for a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
Visually, the Wagoneer S pushes Jeep’s signature details such as the seven-slat grille into the future and combines it with a unique, sleek, aerodynamic design all the way to the novel rear integrated spoiler.
The all-new Wagoneer BEV will make its first public appearance next year and production will start in 2024 in North America. Customers in the U.S. will be able to make a reservation for this all-electric Wagoneer model in early 2023. It will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.
The Recon will be one of the first all-electric Jeeps to launch in North America. It is the Wrangler’s brother with a significant difference, it is fully electric. As a cross between a YJ and a JL with some Renegade mixed in, the Recon is designed to satisfy those who crave exploring and extreme adventures without making a sound.
As pointed out in the presentation, the Recon sports the all-important Trail Rated badge meaning it’s ready for any terrain. It will include Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, under-body protection, tow hooks, and aggressive off-road tires. It will be available with Jeep open-air freedom with a one-touch powertop, removable doors, and glass, and much more.
Accessories will be offered upon market introduction where, like the Wrangler, the compact truck will be heavily customizable.
“The all-new, all-electric Jeep Recon has the capability to cross the mighty Rubicon Trail, one of the most challenging off-road trails in the U.S., and reach the end of the trail with enough range to drive back to town and recharge,” said Meunier.
This global SUV will be displayed to the public next year and production will start in 2024 in North America. Customers in the U.S. will be able to make a reservation for the new Jeep Recon BEV SUV in early 2023. The Jeep Recon will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.
As for the Old Continent, it will get its own all-new all-electric Jeep called the Avenger. The SUV brand made it clear, it will not be coming to North America. The Avenger will be part of Jeep’s European offensive as one of four new EVs to launch by 2025. In fact, by 2030, all new Jeeps sold in Europe will be EVs.
The Avenger will provide a targeted electric range of 400 kilometres as well as impressive ground clearance, breakover, and approach angles for its segment. It will also deliver a modern and technologically advanced interior, with plenty of space for people and cargo. It will also be offered for sale in Japan and South Korea, will be positioned under the Jeep Renegade, and will be produced in the high-efficiency plant in Tychy, Poland.
The small electric Jeep is expected to debut on October 17 at the Paris Motor Show press day with reservations opening for customers that same day. The all-new Jeep Avenger will arrive in showrooms in early 2023.