Is Jeep About to Become the Global Leader in Electrified SUVs?

Photo By: Jeep

The Jeep brand just announced a roadmap for its next generation of fully-electric 4xe vehicles, paving the way for Jeep’s transformation into the leading electrified SUV brand in the world. While that sounds unattainable, that transformation starts with the Jeep Avenger, the first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV that will debut in the European market at the Paris Motor Show on October 17th, 2022.

Check out the YouTube announcement for details, including a preview of two fully electric SUVs – the all-new Jeep Recon and an all-new Wagoneer, code name Wagoneer S – that will arrive in North America and other regions around the world.

The plan outlines the introduction of four all-electric SUVs in Europe and North America by the end of 2025. Following this roadmap, Jeep says that 50% of US Jeep sales to be fully electric vehicles by 2030, while 100% of European Jeep sales will be all-electric by then.

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“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 Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. “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.”

Jeep’s North American EV Portfolio

Building on the success of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and the recently introduced Grand Cherokee 4xe, the Jeep brand will be adding two new all-electric SUVs to the portfolio by 2025.

“With the continuous expansion of the 4xe technology across our entire portfolio, we are redefining freedom and adventure in a way that only the Jeep brand can,” said Jim Morrison, head of Jeep brand North America. “By the end of 2025, our full lineup will be electrified, including four all-electric vehicles competing in the heart of the marketplace.”

Let’s take a look at the two new EV SUVs:

The Jeep Recon:

The Jeep Recon will be Jeeps first EV SUV available in the states.
The all-new, all-electric Jeep® Recon. Photo by Jeep

One of the first all-new electric SUVs that will launch in North America is the Jeep Recon. This all-new vehicle is aimed at those who love to explore extreme adventures in near silence with a rugged, fully electric vehicle package.      

The Jeep Recon is designed from the ground up to be 100% Jeep 4×4 and 100% zero emission. This SUV will be offered exclusively as a BEV, and it will enhance off-roading adventures with trail-rated capability with Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, under-body protection, tow hooks, and aggressive off-road tires. The Recon will feature a one-touch powertop, removable doors, and glass, as well as the latest generation Uconnect system, including detailed travel guides of the most notable off-road trails.

“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.

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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.

All-Electric Jeep Wagoneer S

Though there were no photos leaked, The Wagoneer family is also set to grow with an all-new SUV. Code-named Wagoneer S, this fully electric vehicle will continue to expand the brand’s presence in the premium SUV segment by offering a unique, sleek, aerodynamic design and 4×4 capability as standard, with all-terrain management, advanced Jeep brand-focused technology, and impressive performance credentials.

This new, all-electric, global SUV will be offered exclusively as a BEV, targeting a range of 400 miles on a single charge, 600 hp, and a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds.

The all-new Wagoneer BEV will also 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 this all-electric Wagoneer model in early 2023. It will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.

The Jeep Avenger – Available Only in Europe

Jeep Avenger coming in 2023 to the European market.
All-new Jeep® Avenger, the first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV

The Jeep brand has already made a big shift by offering only electrified SUVs in countries such as Germany and France. By the end of 2022, 100% of the Jeep SUV portfolio will be electrified in almost all of the European markets.

The plan revealed today builds upon this 4xe momentum, developing a portfolio of capable, fully electric vehicles designed and rightsized for Europe. The brand will introduce four zero-emission vehicles in Europe by 2025, with offerings in the main volume segments. As a result of this product onslaught, all the Jeep vehicles on sale in the region will be 100% electric by 2030.  

The first model of this product offensive is the all-new, all-electric Jeep Avenger, a compact SUV that was presented during the Stellantis Dare Forward long-term strategic plan earlier this year. With a targeted electric range of 400 kilometers, this new SUV will offer impressive ground clearance, breakover, and approach angles for its segment, while delivering a modern and technologically advanced interior with plenty of space for people and cargo.

While the electric infrastructure and taxing of the electric grid still need to be addressed around the globe, the move to EV is positive news. It is even better to know that Jeep is pushing to make its brand offroad accessible well into the future.

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