Exciting news from Jeep is the announcement of two electric models for the U.S. market. These electric off-roaders are said to share the brand’s go-anywhere characteristics made iconic by the famed Jeep Wrangler. The names of the two EV models are the 2024 Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S, respectively. In addition, Jeep revealed the Avenger, an electric subcompact SUV for global markets.
This historic moment for the Jeep brand is a leap forward from the current Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid and Grand Cherokee 4xe as Stellantis continues into the EV era. Details are slim, but Jeep gave us a visual taste of what to expect from these EV 4x4s.
The 2024 Jeep Recon’s boxy exterior dimensions with rear-mounted spare tire are inspired by the Jeep Wrangler’s legacy characteristics. Its flared fenders and square headlights stay true to the brand’s current design language. The 2024 Recon looks like a brawny Jeep Renegade due to its square silhouette. Sparse details about its powertrain include electronic locking differentials, all-terrain tires, and underbody protection, which we assume means bash plates. The Jeep Recon’s roof appears to be retractable based on official press photos.
The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S looks distinctly different from the 2024 Recon. The Wagoneer S is sleek with smooth, elegant lines compared to the Recon’s rugged and utilitarian design. In addition, Jeep confirmed that the mid-size Wagoneer S is smaller than the gasoline Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Also, the “S” in its name is temporary until Jeep decides on a permanent nameplate. The only confirmed details on the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S at the moment are claims that it will produce 600 horsepower and provide a battery range of 400 miles. Orders for the 2024 Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S open early next year, and production is set to begin at the start of 2024.
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