The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV will not be cheap, says Jeep’s CEO

Update: section “Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV release date” updated.

At Stellantis EV Day 2021 on July 8, 2021, the company confirmed for the first time that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Electric is on the product roadmap. TopElectricSUV.com has learned exclusive details about the future Jeep Grand Wagoneer model, which will be described later in history.

Electrical variant was confirmed last year

The development of a Grand Wagoneer EV has begun, and Jeep’s CEO Christian Meunier “nagged” the electric SUV on Stellantis EV Day. He said:

Wagoneer, like the premium extension of the Jeep brand, will expand to offer zero-emission vehicles in the most profitable premium SUV segment.

Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep (Stellantis EV Day 2021, July 2021)

Design

As previewed in our rendering, the electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer may not look noticeably different from its sensor.

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV may not have its own look. Given that Grand Wagoneer customers prefer the sleek and comparatively old-fashioned style, the design team led by Mark Allen may not use the EV ‘starter kit’ as a smooth snout, blue highlights and closed (flight-optimized) wheels. Even if the upper grille is closed, it should have the familiar cut-outs to preserve the characteristic seven-compartment effect. Expect the charging port to be located on the left front fender, which would allow for comfortable nose-in parking when connected.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV price

At the Jeep APAC roundtable on 13 July 2021, TopElectricSUV Christian Meunier asked if the Wagoneer EV would be the most expensive Jeep and how the price would be justified. Meunier referred to the product as the Grand Wagoneer EV in his response, and the luxury variant of the new Wagoneer family would see complete electrification in the first phase.

“Grand Wagoneer is obviously not a very affordable product, it is a very premium product, very state of the art, state of the art, and BEV, the electrified version. The BEV version is probably not going to be an affordable product,” said Meunier. He justified the premium pricing for Grand Wagoneer EV with reference to the experience of the driver waiting in this vehicle:

That thing (Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV) drives completely quiet, with a very strong acceleration. This is magic. This is something no one has ever seen before!

Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep, responds to TopElectricSUV on July 13, 2021

Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer are among the most expensive models in the current Jeep range. The former costs $ 58,995 in the base configuration and the latter sells for $ 88,640 and up ($ 12,345 more expensive than the Cadillac Escalade base which costs $ 76,295). The company is likely to keep the base price of the Grand Wagoneer EV a five-digit figure, in the range of 98,000-99,000 USD.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV front teaser improved
The battery in the Electric Grand Wagoneer should not be less than 100 kWh to leave the full-size luxury SUV with a range of 250-300 miles. Image: Stellantis

Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV release date

Meunier suggested that the Grand Wagoneer EV would debut around the time the Wagoneer family is about to make a facelift, which is expected in mid-2024. Jeep has released a teaser (above), and we’ve improved it to show more of its exclusive style at the front.

Think about what you’ve seen, Grand Wagoneer, you’re developing it in a few years and you’re putting big battery packs.

Christian Meunier, VD, Jeep

Stellanti's roadmap for American electric cars
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV is likely to be the first of the all-electric Jeep Lifestyle Family SUVs to arrive in the United States in 2024. Image source: Stellantis

When CEO Carlos Tavares unveiled Stellanti’s long-term strategic plan “Dare Forward 2030” on March 1, 2022, CEO Carlos Tavares shared the roadmap of the EV product for the United States. The photo revealed two Jeep EV launches in the US in 2025, and the Lifestyle Family SUV could be the Grand Wagoneer EV. Here’s what Tavares said while the presentation image above was playing in the background:

For Jeep, we will have two products on the way: an all-terrain SUV and a lifestyle SUV for the family, both in 2024.

Carlos Tavares, CEO, Stellantis (Stellantis’ Long-Term Strategic Plan, March 1, 2022)

Stellantis plans to launch more than 25 electric cars in the US by 2030, and the Grand Wagoneer EV is among the models. Jeep has announced that they will have a purely electric offering in each SUV segment until 2025. The first electric Jeep (Jeep Junior), a B-Segment model, will reach European dealers in 2023, marking a new era for it. American company.

Stellantis-LG Energy tie-up

In October 2021, Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions announced plans to create a joint venture company to establish a new lithium-ion battery factory in North America. The duo have not fixed the venue, but they plan to do so soon, as the focused groundbreaking timeline is Q2 2021 (April-June 2021). Production will begin during the first quarter of 2024 (January-March 2024), and the target annual production is 40 gigawatt hours. This plant should supply all Stellantis electric cars manufactured in America.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer sale

During the fourth quarter of 2021, Jeep sold 7,892 units of the Wagoneer twins in the United States, with 5,307 units from Wagoneer and 2,585 units from Grand Wagoneer. This was the first full quarter sale for the all-new Wagoneer family. The Grand Wagoneer ended 2021 with 2,675 units sold, while the cheaper Wagoneer recorded almost twice as much for the year – 5,349 units.

Frequently asked questions about electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer

What is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV release date?

Electric Grand Wagoneer may arrive in the United States by mid-2024.

Which models will be Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV rivals?

What will be the price of the Grand Wagoneer EV?

Prices for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV can start at just under $ 100,000.

Selected image source: Stellantis

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