After last week's leak, Jeep officially confirms Wagoneer S EV
Last week, pictures of what looked to be the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer S made their way onto the internet. Based on the leaked images that popped up, it looks no different when compared to the first images that were leaked by a North American dealer in early 2023.
Today, Jeep has officially confirmed and revealed the all-electric Wagoneer S, and boy is it a stunner. With an emphasis on an electrified future and giving the Jeep brand a fresh new look for the modern age, the Wagoneer S features a sleek exterior, a cutting-edge interior, high-end exclusive features, and acceleration that can rival (or embarrass) other sports cars on the road. More importantly, the Wagoneer S will be a global vehicle sold in other markets besides North America.
Since we already know what it looks like thanks to the leaked images last week, let's pour our attention to the high-tech cabin. The Wagoneer S comes with not one, not two, not three, but a total of four high-definition screens. The monitors are displayed on the dashboard and are laid out in a similar design as the regular Wagoneer. However, it's worth mentioning that the use of these screens has resulted in Jeep deleting most, if not all of the physical buttons on the vehicle. The result is a cabin that appears to have been taken from the 22nd century.
No specifics were mentioned by Jeep although, from the press images they provided, the screens can display the vehicle's output level, batter status, navigation, infotainment menus, climate control settings, media apps, and more. There's also a unique LED ambient lighting system that Jeep says can toggle different colors depending on driver/user preference. Other neat features present inside the Wagoneer S include; a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and a 19-speaker sound system from McIntosh that can also be found in the Grand Wagoneer.
At the heart of the Wagoneer S is a 607 PS electric powertrain which is available only for the flagship version. While no exact details were revealed, Jeep claims the Wagoneer S can sprint from 0 – 97 km/h in a mere 3.5 seconds. In true Jeep fashion, the Wagoneer S also comes with 4xe capability thanks to all-terrain management and Selec-Terrain system to give owners peace of mind when going off-road.
Sales for the Jeep Wagoneer S are scheduled to begin later this year – signifying Jeep's future direction towards electrification. In addition, this marks Jeep's use of Stellantis' STLA Large BEV-Native platform.
Will the Wagoneer S be able to impress against the likes of other high-end EV SUVs? That we'll find out in the future.