As part of a larger electrification strategy employed by Stellantis, Jeep, the company’s best-selling brand, has chosen September 8 as its 4xe Day. As such, Jeep is introducing three all-new, all-electric SUVs that will hit the market in the next two years. In the order of their future releases, we’re looking at the Europe-only 2023 Jeep Avenger, as well as the global offerings that are the 2024 Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S.
With the 2022 Detroit Auto Show less than a week away, Jeep is only releasing the first exterior images and a few details for its battery-powered high-riders. However, the company is scheduled to introduce a total of four new EVs in Europe and North America by 2025, with the carmaker confirming it will offer some info on the fourth model at the said event.
So, without further ado, allow us to zoom in on each of the three new models below:
2024 Jeep Recon
Jeep has introduced the Recon as nothing less than the Wrangler‘s all-electric sibling, all while assuring us that the iconic combustion model still has a future.
The similarities between the two go past the initial impact of the styling. As such, the Recon borrows the Wrangler’s removable doors and power soft top.
The vehicle, which uses Stellantis’ STLA Large architecture, has a trail-rated status. In other words, it employs an e-locker axle technology, Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction management, and the kind of rugged terrain tires you’d expect from such a machine.
Production of the Recon will take place in the U.S. and should commence in 2024, albeit with Jeep scheduled to accept reservations as of early 2023.
2024 Jeep Wagoneer S
The only numbers Jeep has revealed for the Wagoneer S, which also rides on the STLA Large platform, involve the 3.5s sprint from 0 to 60 mph and the 400 miles of range.
And if you’re thinking Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk right now, you should know the carmaker itself pointed out this link. Firepower aside, the said platform should allow the Wagoneer S, which is a midsize offering, to offer a generous cabin that will undoubtedly be loaded with the latest features.
As with the Recon, reservations for the Wagoneer S start early next year, while the vehicle will be built in America starting in 2024.
2023 Jeep Avenger
Back in early March, Stellantis introduced a rendering of what would become the Avenger during its Dare Forward 2030 business strategy presentation, while we’ve seen prototypes testing in the wild meanwhile.
The compact Avenger will be slotted below the Renegade, Jeep’s current entry-level offering. And while it won’t make it stateside, the newcomer will welcome customers from Europe, Japan, and South Korea.
The upcoming 2022 Paris Motor Show will bring us the full details of the Jeep Avenger (think: October 17), while the market release for the compact battery-powered SUV is set to take place in early 2023.
Heavy electrification plans
In addition to the battery-powered SUVs mentioned above, Jeep North America CEO Jim Morrison teased a Grand Wagoneer 4xe hybrid (at the 4:07 point of the video below). The vehicle, which should have a range of around 500 miles, will arrive in full detail at the Detroit Auto show.
Jeep’s electrification horizon will see the company only selling EVs in Europe by 2030, while battery-powered vehicles will account for 50% of Jeep’s North American offerings by the said year.