Jeep is a brand that has been synonymous with off-road driving since the early 1940s, emphasizing the off-road capabilities of its vehicles, including the beloved Wrangler, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Compass and more.
To this day, this brand continues to provide rugged off-road SUVs for adventurers. In 1987, Chrysler acquired the company, which was then incorporated under the Stellantis brand last year.
Now, as the world transitions to electric vehicles, Jeep is one of the leading brands modernizing its image for a new generation of drivers. The parent company recently revealed plans to electrify the Jeep range as part of the Dare Forward 2030 goal.
By the end of 2025, the rugged SUV maker claims it will introduce four new all-electric EVs in the US and Europe. The move is part of the automaker’s strategy to sell 50% electric vehicles in the US and 100% in Europe by 2030.
Jeep’s upcoming all-electric SUVs are the Jeep Wagoneer S, Jeep Avenger, Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Jeep Recon EV. And so far, Jeep has debuted the two of them: the Wagoneer S and the Recon, setting them both up for a 2024 model year. According to Jeep executives, the new EV models will be additions to the brand’s inventory rather than replacements for existing models. We won’t know much more about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUV until it’s revealed in 2025.
With 4xe technology on the horizon, the upcoming electric Jeeps will have on-demand torque for quick acceleration and climbing, making them even more potent than their predecessors. Here’s a look at Jeep’s upcoming electric SUVs.
Jeep’s electric vehicle: The Avenger
As the first all-new electric car to hit the European market, the Avenger will make its real debut in October at the Paris Motor Show.
In size, Avenger is more compact than Renegade. And given its size, the brand didn’t think there would be a market for it in America. It will feature a well-designed cabin with enough space for passengers and cargo, as well as plenty of the latest technology you’d expect from a modern Jeep. We don’t have all the technical details yet, but Jeep hopes to cover about 280 miles, which translates to about 250 miles by EPA standards.
The Jeep Avenger will make its public debut later this month on October 17 at the Paris Motor Show press day, with customer reservations opening the same day, and it will enter the market in the first quarter of 2023.
Jeep’s electric vehicle range: The sporty and exciting Wagoneer S
The Wagoneer nameplate welcomes a high-performance electric SUV, called the Wagoneer S. According to Jeep, the “S” stands for “speed, striking and sexy.”
The Wagoneer S has a range target of 400 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to its twin 600 horsepower electric motors. From what we’ve gotten in the segment so far, we believe these stats are possible. Reservations of the Wagoneer S will make an official debut, allowing fans to make reservations before it goes into production in 2024.
Unlike last year’s Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, the S is quite a bit smaller. And except for the front, it appears to be about the same size as the latest Grand Cherokee. Basically, it resembles a more streamlined Grand Cherokee with two rows of seats. There’s a shallower, three-dimensional structure – featuring the iconic seven vertical elements – that sits in place of the upright seven-bay grille on the front, along with some interesting signature lighting and great styling cues that will stand out.
If we don’t put it into perspective, the Wagoneer S can perform as well as the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, if it had a Hellcat Engine, which is a funky combination. Another interesting aspect of the Wagoneer S is that the SUV shares the same STLA Large EV architecture as the Recon, Chrysler Airflow and Dodge Charger Daytona SRT.
Jeep’s electric vehicle: The Recon
The Recon came into the picture to carry on the legacy of the immensely popular Wrangler, so it will have all the strong qualities that made the Wrangler what it is today, minus the emissions. We’ve already seen a preview of the vehicle’s looks and performance specs, and we can’t wait to see it on the road – or rather, off the road.
According to Jeep, the Recon will feature the Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, underbody protection, tow bars and aggressive off-road tires as standard, giving it “track-rated capability.”
According to Jeep, the Recon SUV will make its debut next year, after which American customers will be able to make reservations before production starts in 2024.
A one-button power top, removable doors and glass, and the latest Uconnect system, which includes travel guides for the best off-road trails, are additional features of the Recon.