Update: Introduction, ‘Electric variant was confirmed last year’, and ‘Jeep Grand Wagoneer sales’ section updated.
While Jeep has confirmed plug-in hybrid power for the Grand Wagoneer (Grand Wagoneer 4xe), and a fully-electric Wagoneer (Wagoneer S) which are arriving by 2024, one of the company’s secretive projects is the all-electric Grand Wagoneer.
It was at the Stellantis EV Day 2021 on July 8, 2021, where the company confirmed that it would have EVs in every SUV segment. TopElectricSUV.com had learned exclusive details about the future Jeep Grand Wagoneer model (large SUV segment), laid out later in the story.
Electric variant was confirmed last year
According to a report Motor Trend published on August 24, 2022, Christian Meunier confirmed during the Stellantis EV Day 2021 that the Grand Wagoneer will get the EV treatment.
Rewinding, at the Jeep APAC roundtable on July 13, 2021, TopElectricSUV asked Meunier whether the Wagoneer EV would become the most expensive Jeep and how the price would be justified. Meunier referred to the product as the Grand Wagoneer EV in his response:
“The Grand Wagoneer is obviously not a very affordable product, it’s a very premium product, very top-of-the-art, state-of-the-art, and the BEV, the electrified version..the BEV version is probably not gonna be an affordable product,” Meunier replied. He justified the premium pricing of the Grand Wagoneer EV citing the driver’s experience that awaits in this vehicle:
That thing (Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV) drives in complete silence, at a very very strong acceleration. This is magic. This is something that nobody has ever seen before!Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep, replying to TopElectricSUV on July 13, 2021
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV may not have its own look. Given that Grand Wagoneer customers prefer the elegant and comparatively old-school styling, the design team may not apply the EV ‘starter kit’ like a smooth nose cone, blue highlights, and closed (aero-optimized) wheels. Even if the upper grille is shut, it should feature the familiar cut-outs to preserve the signature seven-slot effect. Expect the charging port to reside on the left front fender, which would allow convenient nose-in parking when plugged in.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV may look close to the gas-powered model, but it could be based on a different platform, possibly STLA Frame, which will debut in the Ram 1500 Electric. Stellantis has said that STLA Frame EVs will deliver a range of up to 500 miles. For a full-size like the Grand Wagoneer EV, though, the range figure could probably be around 300 miles.
Think about what you’ve seen, the Grand Wagoneer, you evolve it in a few years and you put big battery packs.Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep, at the APAC media roundtable on July 13, 2021
Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV price & release date
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV should arrive at dealers sometime later this decade. Expect prices to start at around USD 100,000.
Stellantis plans to launch more than 25 EVs in the U.S. by 2030, and the Grand Wagoneer EV is among the models. The first electric Jeep (Jeep Avenger), a B-Segment product, will reach European dealers in 2023 marking a new era for the American company.
By the end of 2025, we plan to offer electrified 4xe models across the entire portfolio, with four being all-electric vehicles, competing at the heart of the marketplace.Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep brand (North America) at Jeep 4xe Day (September 8, 2022)
Stellantis-LG Energy tie-up
In October 2021, Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions announced plans to create a joint venture company that establishes a new lithium-ion battery plant in North America. The duo hasn’t fixed the location, but they plan to do so soon, as the targeted groundbreaking timeline is Q2 2021 (April-June 2021). Production will begin in Q1 2024 (January-March 2024), and the targeted annual output is 40-gigawatt hours. This plant should make batteries for all Stellantis EVs made in America.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer sales
In Q4 2021, Jeep sold 7,892 units of the Wagoneer twins in the U.S., with 5,307 units coming from the Wagoneer and 2,585 units from the Grand Wagoneer. This was the first full quarter of sales for the all-new Wagoneer family. The Grand Wagoneer ended 2021 with 2,675 units sold, while the less expensive Wagoneer recorded nearly double that figure for the year – 5,349 units. Between January and September 2022, Jeep sold 9,454 units of the former and 30,276 units of the latter.
Electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer FAQs
What is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV release date?
The Electric Grand Wagoneer could arrive in the U.S. in the decade’s second half.
Which models will be Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV rivals?
The Grand Wagoneer EV will rival the Lucid Gravity, Cadillac Escalade EV, Range Rover EV, and the Mercedes EQS SUV.
What will be the Grand Wagoneer EV price?
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV’s prices could start at around USD 100,000.
Featured Image: TopElectricSUV’s rendition of an all-electric Jeep Grand Wagoneer.