In just a week, Jeep will reveal its new access model to the world. Until now known by the specialized press as “Baby Jeep” or Jeep Jeepster, the long-awaited B-SUV will debut on September 8 during the “Jeep 4xe Day” event; In addition, it is expected that it will also make a stellar appearance at the Paris Motor Show, being one of the most important novelties of the event.
Manufactured in Tychy (Poland), the Jeep Jeepster will hit the market in early 2023. It will be based on the second-generation CMP/eCMP platform from the Stellantis group, so it will be available in both thermal (specifically 48-volt mild-hybrid ) and electric versions. The zero-emission variant will be the first to be presented.
The truth is that the aesthetics of this model will not be exactly a novelty at the time of its presentation, as Stellantis has been showing various images of the vehicle in recent months. Its design will be easily recognizable as that of a Jeep, as its lines will mix features of the already known Renegade and Compass.
Although it will be somewhat smaller than its brothers (about 4.15 meters long), the Jeep Jeepster will have an undeniable family resemblance to them thanks to elements such as the radiator grille with seven vertical slats, the floating roof, the C-pillar in the form of shark fin or the pilots in X. The touch of modernity will be provided by the optical groups at two heights and the hidden rear door handles.
The electric Jeep Jeepster will have about 400 kilometers of autonomy
The cabin, which was leaked through recent spy photos, will have a simple but pleasant design. Among other things, it will have configurable digital instrumentation and a touch screen in landscape format similar to the one seen in the FIAT 500. The aerators will occupy the entire width of the dashboard, an increasingly fashionable resource among manufacturers.
In the absence of official confirmation, the electric Jeep Jeepster is expected to be equipped with a 154 hp (115 kW) Nidec engine . This engine will be more efficient than the 136 hp (100 kW) Continental unit used so far by Stellantis in its electric cars based on the eCMP platform, which should have a positive effect on the SUV’s consumption.
Its battery pack could have a capacity of 52 kWh, more than enough to approve an approximate autonomy of 400 km WLTP. The pack will be liquid-cooled, while the air conditioning system will have a practical heat pump. As for the load, it will reach peaks of 100 kW of power in direct current, taking approximately half an hour to recover 80% of its range.