The unnamed Jeep’s first all-electric SUV now has a name. It is called Jeep Avenger. The Avenger is not alone. In a reveal last week, Jeep unveiled its plan for “global leadership in SUV electrification”.
All told Jeep will introduce four all-electric SUVs in North America and in Europe by 2025, and the lineup will include an all-new, all-electric Wagoneer, a designed-for-Europe all-new Jeep Avenger, and an all-electric Jeep Recon.
Electrified models will be offered across the entire U.S. portfolio, including Wagoneer 4xe vehicles. The U.S. automaker target to achieve 50% of sales in the U.S. and 100% of sales in Europe to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030. However, I don’t believe the Recon will not have a non-electric counterpart since it is designed from the ground up to be 100% Jeep 4×4 and 100% zero emission – specifically, battery-powered.
Speaking of the Recon, it will feature true trail-rated capability with the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axle technology, under-body protection, two hooks, and aggressive off-road tires. Moreover, it will boast authentic Jeep open-air freedom with a one-touch powertop, removable doors, and glass. No information on the drivetrain and battery pack yet, though.
The Wagoneer, codenamed Wagoneer S, will also have 4×4 as standard, along with all-terrain management. It will be offered exclusively as a BEV, with a targeted range of 400 miles (about 644 km) on a single charge, and it will have a drivetrain that makes 600 HP and is capable of 3.5 seconds 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) sprint. The electric Wagoneer will have the iconic look of the Wagoneer marked with a signature LED-lit grille.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Avenger, Jeep’s first fully electric Jeep SUV for Europe, will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 17. There aren’t any new details since we last wrote about it but we do know that it will have a targeted electric range of 400 km (about 249 miles), and it 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 Avenger will be offered in Europe in 2023. The Recon and the electric Wagoneer will start production in NA in 2024 and they will also be sold in major markets around the world, including Europe.
Images: Jeep [US].