Jeep Details Plan to Electrify SUV Lineup, Introduces New Vehicles

The Jeep brand of Stellantis in Auburn Hills today announced a comprehensive plan for its next generation of fully electric 4xe vehicles as part of a sustainable transformation to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.
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All-new Jeep® Avenger, the first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV
Jeep today revealed the first phase of its plan to bring Jeep to the forefront of the EV marketplace, which includes the Jeep Avenger (pictured), the first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV. // Courtesy of Jeep

The Jeep brand of Stellantis in Auburn Hills today announced a comprehensive plan for its next generation of fully electric 4xe vehicles as part of a sustainable transformation to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.

The plan calls for the introduction of four all-electric SUVs in North America and Europe by the end of 2025: the Recon, two sizes of Wagoneer S, and Avenger. As part of an ongoing comprehensive product plan, 50 percent of Jeep brand sales in the U.S. will be fully electric by 2030, while 100 percent of European sales will be all-electric by then.

The plan is in full support of the net-zero carbon emissions targets set by Stellantis during the Dare Forward 2030 long-term strategic plan.

“Driven by the success of our electrified 4xe portfolio in North America and Europe, we are designing and developing the most capable and sustainable Jeep SUVs to date, on our path to becoming the leading zero-emission SUV brand in the world,” says Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO.

“This is a forward-thinking strategy to help ensure millions of Jeep fans around the world continue to have a planet to explore, embrace and protect. Electrification is great for our brand, making it even more capable, exciting, sustainable, and fun.”

Building upon the success of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the U.S., and the recently introduced Grand Cherokee 4xe, the brand is developing a comprehensive electrified product range specifically developed to enhance the brand’s legendary capability and expanding its reach in North America.

“With the continuous expansion of the 4xe technology across our entire portfolio, we are redefining freedom and adventure in a way that only the Jeep brand can,” says Jim Morrison, head of Jeep brand North America. “By the end of 2025, our full lineup will be electrified, including four all-electric vehicles competing in the heart of the marketplace.”

One of the first electric SUVs that will launch in North America is the Jeep Recon. This vehicle is aimed at those who love to explore extreme adventures in near silence with a rugged, fully electric vehicle package.

This SUV will be offered exclusively as a BEV, and it will enhance off-roading adventures with true trail-rated capability with Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, under-body protection, tow hooks and aggressive off-road tires; a one-touch power top and removable doors and glass; and the latest generation Uconnect system, including detailed travel guides of the most notable off-road trails.

“The all-new, all-electric Jeep 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,” says Meunier.

This global SUV will be displayed to the public next year and production will start in 2024 in North America. Customers in the U.S. will be able to make a reservation for the new Jeep Recon BEV SUV in early 2023. The Jeep Recon will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.

This electrification plan will also expand the Wagoneer portfolio. The brand will offer an all-new, all-electric Wagoneer in the premium midsize SUV segment, while in the large SUV segments, Wagoneer models will deliver powertrains that target an estimated 500 miles of combined range.

Code-named Wagoneer S, this fully electric vehicle will continue to expand the brand’s presence in the premium SUV segment by offering a unique, aerodynamic design and 4×4 capability as standard, with all-terrain management, and advanced Jeep brand-focused technology.

This all-electric, global SUV will be offered exclusively as a BEV, targeting a range of 400 miles on a single charge, 600 horsepower, and a 0-60-mph time of around 3.5 seconds. With an exterior design marked by a signature LED-lit grille, this SUV is driven by aerodynamic efficiency, combined with the upright Wagoneer side view.

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

The all-new Wagoneer BEV will also be displayed to the public next year and production will start in 2024 in North America. Customers in the U.S. will be able to make a reservation for this all-electric Wagoneer model in early 2023. It will be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.

In Europe, Jeep has already made a shift by offering only electrified SUVs in countries such as Germany and France. By the end of this year, 100 percent of the Jeep SUV portfolio will be electrified in almost all of the European markets.

The plan revealed today is focused on developing a portfolio of capable, fully electric vehicles designed and rightsized for Europe. The brand will introduce four zero-emission vehicles in Europe by 2025, with offerings in the main volume segments.

As a result, all Jeep vehicles on sale in the region will be 100 percent electric by 2030. The first model of this product offensive is the all-electric Jeep Avenger, a compact SUV that was presented during the Stellantis Dare Forward long-term strategic plan earlier this year.

The all-new Jeep Avenger, to be introduced in Europe and other markets, such as Japan and South Korea, will be positioned under the Jeep Renegade and will be produced in the high-efficiency plant in Tychy, Poland.

With a targeted electric range of 400 kilometers, this new SUV will offer impressive ground clearance, breakover and approach angles for its segment, while delivering a modern and technologically advanced interior, with plenty of space for people and cargo.

“The all-new Avenger will offer Jeep brand capability that is rightsized for the European market,” says 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 Jeep brand alternative to the current players.”

The Jeep Avenger will debut during the Paris Motor Show press day on Oct. 17, with reservations opening for customers that same day. The all-new Jeep Avenger will arrive in showrooms in early 2023.

In related news, the Dodge brand of Stellantis has introduced the third and fourth vehicles in the Challenger and Charger Last Call series: the 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger and the 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger.

The design harkens back to the unique style of the Dodge brand’s “swinging” muscle car lineup of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The original Dodge Dart Swinger was a member of the Dodge “Scat Pack” club, packing formidable horsepower into a compact package, and included options, such as green-on-green interior/exterior color combinations, gold color accents, and wood panel interior touches.

“The name says it all — the originals had a unique, fun character, and that’s the same reaction we’re hoping for with our 2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger models,” says Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand CEO. “Dodge Swinger models have always held a unique spot in the Dodge muscle-car pantheon, and these modern-day models bring that fun back to life.”

Only 1,000 each of the 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Swinger and 2023 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Swinger will be produced, both as Widebody models. Those seeking to recreate a classic green-on-green Swinger look can choose from F8 Green and Sublime Green exterior color options, with a White-Knuckle option also available.

Starting with the Plus Group and Shaker Package content, the 2023 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Swinger strives for a retro look through the following features:

  • Gold School Challenger grille badge
  • Gold School R/T Widebody grille badge
  • Gold School painted shaker intake
  • Gold School Scat Pack + Bee spoiler badge
  • Gold School Bee fender badges
  • Retro Swinger rear fender graphics
  • 20-by-11-inch Gold School wheels
  • Black six-piston Brembo brakes
  • Mod Grain wood-like aluminum interior bezel textures
  • Nappa/Alcantara seats with green stitching and green Dodge Rhombi logo
  • Green Swinger interior instrument panel badge
  • Green interior accent stitching on console and doors

The 2023 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Swinger adds retro-inspired features to Plus Group content, including:

  • Gold School Scat Pack and Bee grille badge
  • Gold School Bee fender and decklid badges
  • 20-by-11-inch Gold School wheels
  • Retro Swinger rear fender graphics
  • Black six-piston Brembo brakes
  • Mod Grain wood-like aluminum interior bezel textures
  • Nappa/Alcantara seats with green stitching and green Dodge Rhombi logo
  • Green Swinger interior instrument panel badge
  • Green interior accent stitching on console and doors

Dodge Challenger and Charger Scat Pack Swinger models, as with all seven of the Last Call special-edition models, will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.

The next Dodge Last Call model will be announced on Sept. 14.

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