Jeep says it will bring four all-electric SUVs to North American and European markets by 2025, starting with a Jeep Avenger 4xe in Europe and a fully electrified version of the “iconic” Wagoneer in the United States.
The plan, announced as part of a ‘Jeep 4xe Day’ held this week, is part of the luxury SUV maker’s commitment to boost sales of all-electric vehicles to 50% of car sales new by 2030 in the US, and 100% by that time in Europe.
So far, Jeep has focused primarily on plug-in hybrids in the US market, with a small number of electric-only models offered in a few European markets like Germany and France. But like most other car brands around the world, it is quickly getting the message of full electrification.
“We design and develop the most capable and durable Jeep SUVs to date, with a view to becoming the world’s first zero-emission SUV brand,” said Christian Meunier, CEO of the Jeep brand.
“This is a forward-thinking strategy to ensure that millions of Jeep fans around the world continue to have a planet to explore, embrace and protect. Electrification is great for our brand, the making it even more powerful, exciting, sustainable and fun.
In a YouTube video, Jeep gave a first look at two new all-electric SUVs — the Jeep Recon and the Wagoneer S (the S stands for “speed, punch and sexy,” apparently).
The Recon, which the company says will launch in the United States in early 2023, will be offered exclusively as a BEV and is described by Jeep as “a rugged, all-electric set of vehicles.”
The 4×4 SUV will have “trail capability with Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, underbody protection, tow hooks and all-terrain tires“ aggressive”.
According to the video, the Recon aims to offer a range of 500 miles, or about 800 km. As an added touch, it will also offer “authentic open-air Jeep freedom” with a one-touch sunroof, and removable doors and windows.
Jeep says the Recon SUV will be publicly unveiled next year, with production expected to begin in 2024 in North America. Customers in the United States will be able to make reservations to purchase one in early 2023.
The best we can offer on whether they will come to Australia is this line: “The Jeep Recon will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.”
The all-electric Wagoneer, meanwhile, will offer a sleek, aerodynamic design and 4×4 capability as standard, along with all-terrain handling, advanced technology focused on the Jeep brand and “impressive performance”.
Jeep says that too will be offered exclusively as a BEV, targeting a range of 400 miles (647 km) on a single charge, 600 hp and the “iconic upright” Wagoneer side view.
“We will delight our customers with a highly efficient premium SUV, packed with high-quality technology and craftsmanship, delivering 4×4 capability, high performance, quick acceleration and a target range of 400 miles over single charge,” Meunier said. .
The Wagoneer will also be unveiled to the public in 2023 and begin production in 2024 in North America, with reservations for US customers opening in early 2023. It will also – eventually – be sold in major markets around the world, including including Europe.
But the first new BEV out of the charts for Europe, where Jeep has started selling all-electric models, will be the Avenger, a compact SUV that premiered during Stellantis Dare’s long-term strategic plan. Forward earlier this year.
Jeep says the all-new Avenger will be introduced in Europe and other markets like Japan and South Korea – potentially making it a more promising competitor for the Australian market – and will be produced at the high-efficiency factory. from Tychy, Poland.
The Avenger will have a targeted electric range of 400 km, good ground clearance, crossing and approach angles, and offer a modern and technologically advanced interior, with plenty of space, according to the bio.
“The all-new Avenger will offer Jeep-branded capabilities tailored to the European market,” said Antonella Bruno, head of Jeep Europe at parent company Stellantis.
“This modern, fun and emotional SUV will appeal to a growing number of customers who are looking for a capable, compact, modern and all-electric Jeep-branded alternative to today’s gamers.”
The Jeep Avenger will make its debut during the Paris Motor Show press day on October 17, with reservations opening for customers on the same day. It will arrive in showrooms in early 2023.
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