Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV won’t come cheap, says CEO

At the Stellantis EV Day 2021 on July 8, 2021, the company confirmed for the first time that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV is on the product roadmap. TopElectricSUV.com has learned exclusive details about the future Jeep Grand Wagoneer electric model.

We don’t know if Jeep is planning a relatively affordable Wagoneer EV, but the development of a Grand Wagoneer EV has commenced. Jeep CEO Christian Meunier teased the electric SUV at the Stellantis EV Day. He said:

Wagoneer, as the premium extension of the Jeep brand, will expand to offer zero-emission vehicles in the most profitable premium SUV segment.

Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep (Stellantis EV Day 2021)

Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV price

At the APAC roundtable on July 13, 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, and the luxury variant of the new Wagoneer family would see complete electrification in the first phase.

“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 said. 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

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer are among the most expensive Jeep models in the lineup. The former costs USD 68,590 in the base configuration, and the latter retails at USD 87,590 onwards (USD 11,395 more expensive than the base Cadillac Escalade). The company will likely keep the base Grand Wagoneer EV price a five-digit figure, probably in the mid USD 90,000 range. It would compete with the Cadillac Escalade EV and the Lucid Gravity.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer EV release date

Meunier hinted that the Grand Wagoneer EV would debut around the time when the all-new Wagoneer family is due for a facelift, which could be in mid-2024. Jeep has released a teaser (featured image), and we have enhanced it to show more of its exclusive styling at the front.

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

Stellantis plans to launch eight new EVs in the next 3-5 years, and the Grand Wagoneer EV is among them. Jeep has announced that it would have one pure-electric offering in every SUV segment by 2025.

Featured Image Source: Stellantis