By 2030, 50% of the cars Jeep sells in North America will be electric. In Europe, it will go one step further and will eliminate all its models with an internal combustion engine, becoming a 100% electric brand. As the first step in this direction, between 2023 and 2025 the firm will launch four electrical proposals.
In the absence of knowing the fourth member of this lot, the company has taken advantage of the “Jeep 4xe Day” event to present three of them, the Avenger, Recon, and Wagoneer S. Each represents a facet of the American brand: the Avenger has a youthful design and a popular approach, the Recon goes for a tough boxy aesthetic and off-road performance, and the Wagoneer S boasts a premium, sophisticated and technological approach.
Conceived as the brand’s new access model (it will be somewhat smaller than the Renegade), the Jeep Avenger will be manufactured at the Tychy (Poland) plant. Although not many technical details of the vehicle have been revealed at the moment, it has been announced that it will have a range of up to 400 km WLTP.
In the absence of official confirmation, it is expected to settle on Stellantis’ second-generation eCMP platform. Initially, its final specifications will be revealed in October during the Paris Motor Show, while its commercial launch will take place in early 2023.
Jeep will be 100% electric in Europe from 2030
Unlike the Avenger, which will only be sold in Europe and some Asian countries, the Recon will also arrive in the United States in 2024. This model has been conceived as an intermediate step between a conventional SUV and a pure off-roader like the Wrangler, which should offer superior off-road performance over most of its rivals.
Although details of its powertrain have not been given, it is known that the Jeep Recon will integrate the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system. As with the Wrangler, the (canopy) roof and doors will be removable, lightening the vehicle’s weight and making it the ultimate machine for enjoying nature in silence.
The Wagoneer S will also see the light of day in 2024. This refined full-size premium SUV will have an output of up to 608 hp, allowing it to complete 0-60 mph (0-96.6 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds. Its autonomy will be 644 km (EPA?), although the capacity of its batteries have not been disclosed.
Unlike the thermal Wagoneer (with which it will have nothing to do on a technical level), the Jeep Wagoneer S will come to Europe, where it will share the limelight with the Avenger and Recon. Among its rivals will be the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV or the future electric version of the Land Rover Range Rover, two models with which it will try to compete at the level of luxury and technological equipment.