Jeep has whipped the wraps off a trio of upcoming battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), signifying the next phase of the US manufacturer’s all-electric product offensive to become the global leader in zero-emission SUVs. 

AVENGER

Scheduled to make its European debut in 2023, Jeep’s first fully-electric model, the Avenger, is a compact SUV that will be positioned under the Renegade. The automaker says the Avenger has a (targeted) range of 400 km. The manufacturer further says it will offer “impressive” ground clearance and approach and break-over angles. The Avenger’s “advanced” interior will feature modern tech and oodles of space. 

“The all-new Avenger will offer Jeep brand capability that is rightsized for the European market,” said Antonella Bruno, head of Jeep Europe at Stellantis, “This modern, fun and emotional SUV will appeal to a growing set of customers who are looking for a capable, compact, modern and all-electric alternative to the current players.”

RECON

One of the company’s first all-electric SUVs scheduled to launch in North America, the Recon, “is aimed at those who love to explore extreme adventures in near silence with a rugged, fully-electric vehicle package”. 

Designed from the ground up, the Recon features the US brand’s Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker rear axle tech, underbody protection, tow hooks and “aggressive” off-road tyres. Like the Wrangler (and its double-cab bakkie sibling, the Gladiator), the Recon’s doors can be removed. It also has a one-touch powertop roof. The cabin features the firm’s latest Uconnect infotainment system. 

“The all-new, all-electric 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 Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. 

WAGONEER S

Scheduled to go into production in 2024, the Wagoneer S is Jeep’s entry into the all-electric, luxury-SUV segment. The automaker claims the battery-powered Wagoneer will have a (targeted) range of 644 km. The power output and 0-96 km/h sprint time are a (targeted) 441 kW and 3.5 seconds, respectively. 

As this is a Jeep, the Wagoneer S features several off-road technologies. These include an all-terrain management system and “advanced” brand-focused tech. 

“We’ll delight our customers with a premium, highly efficient SUV that is loaded with technology and high-quality craftsmanship, offering 4×4 capability, high performance, rapid acceleration and a target range of 400 miles on a single charge,” said Meunier.