North American dealers get an early look at upcoming Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S EVs
Jeep has big plans for its electric 4x4s and SUVs. Back in September 2022, the automaker previewed several electric models that will be launched in the North American and European markets.
These include the Avenger EV, the Recon, and the Wagoneer S. Based on the design renderings and digital images Jeep provided last year, the upcoming EVs look promising while still retaining the signature Jeep look the brand has become known for.
We’ve already seen the Jeep Avenger EV after the automaker officially revealed it in October of last year. But where are the Wagoneer S and Recon EVs? Worry no more as Jeep recently showed them in Las Vegas. However, the public has yet to see them personally as Jeep only invited North American dealers to get a closer look at the upcoming electric SUVs.
Starting with the rugged-looking Recon, its exterior closely matches the renderings Jeep first revealed last year. While it’s not meant to replace the Wrangler, the boxy electric 4x4 will instead sit alongside it and serve as a go-anywhere Jeep that runs purely on electric power. In addition, it will have proper off-road features like e-locker axle tech, Jeep’s Selec-Terrain management, tow hooks, and underbody protection.
Just like the Wrangler, the Recon has removable doors which makes it perfect for long treks in the wilderness. Jeep is still coy about its technical specs but they did say that its battery has enough charge to complete the Rubicon trail and still make it back for a recharge. That means the Recon could likely have a battery pack that is rated at over 90 kWh.
Next is the Wagoneer S which will serve as Jeep’s luxury electric SUV. As the Recon showed earlier, the production version greatly resembles the renderings first shown last September 2022. It comes with an aggressive grille, sleek LED daytime running lights, a swooping body, and huge alloy wheels.
Jeep claims it can accommodate batteries up to 100 kWh which gives it a cruising range of around 644 km. In addition, Jeep says that with a dual-motor setup, the Wagoneer S can crank out over 600 PS and go from 0 - 97 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Other details regarding the Wagoneer S are still a mystery although the automaker does plan on showing it to the public later this year.
With Jeep showing that they are in fact serious about getting into EVs, we can only hope that Jeep officially shows them very soon.