Jeep Wagoneer S Electric will take on the BMW iX & Range Rover Sport EV [Update]

  • To be a Grand Cherokee-class mid-size electric SUV
  • Expected to be cheaper than the Range Rover Sport Electric & start around USD 75,000
  • To deliver a range of 400 miles & accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in ~3.5 seconds
  • Reservations open in early 2023; first deliveries expected in 2024

Update: ‘What is it?’ section updated.

Jeep plans to launch four pure electric vehicles by 2025, and one of the 100% EVs is a luxury model. Codenamed Jeep Wagoneer S, the luxury model will likely compete with the Range Rover Sport Electric that’s due in 2024.

What is it?

The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric is not a full-size model and isn’t related to the body-on-frame Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer. We are looking at a mid-size SUV slightly smaller than the Grand Cherokee (193.5 x 77.5 x 70.8/70.9 in.). Underpinned by the STLA Large platform, though, it may offer better interior space (Grand Cherokee: 144.6 cu. ft.).

On October 27, 2022, citing Christian Meunier, CEO, Jeep, MotorTrend reported that the company hasn’t decided the name of the production vehicle. Jeep plans to conduct a social media campaign that will involve fans in the selection process. It will give some suggestions to the participants and guide them. According to Meunier, the company may finalize the name of the road-ready Jeep electric SUV by the end of 2022, well before it opens the reservations. So, it should launch this campaign by the end of November 2022.

Design & Features

Jeep Wagoneer S Electric side profile
The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric has a striking exterior but doesn’t miss out on the signature design cues of the brand. Image Source: Stellantis

As a Jeep, the Wagoneer S is boxier than most European and Japanese luxury SUVs on the market and has the look of an authentic SUV. The front of the vehicle has a forward-leaning appearance. It has slim and aggressive headlamps, a faux seven-slot grille that has been illuminated, a sloping hood with a power bulge, a functional lower air intake, and vertical side air inlets.

A clean bodyline accentuates the windswept profile. As the roof slopes down, it forms a sporty yet classy “hovering wing,” which is supported by two soaring D-pillars. In the typical manner for Jeeps, the doors are plain, but they have flush-fitting handles that help reduce drag on the road. From a distance, on-lookers would be able to identify the model as a Jeep by its trapezoidal wheel arches. In addition to the special roof spoiler and the notably raked back glass, a full-width tail lamp communicates sophistication at the rear.

Jeep Wagoneer S Electric rear three quarter
The “hovering wing” at the rear is one of the most distinguishable features of the Jeep Wagoneer S. Image Source: Stellantis

Specifications

STLA Large is developed by Stellantis for electric vehicles that primarily target the U.S. market. Electric-first platforms aren’t as space-efficient as dedicated EV platforms, but they’re better than modified ICE platforms. The STLA Large platform would be more advanced than what a heavily modified version of the Grand Cherokee’s Giorgio platform could have been.

Jeep may offer the Wagoneer S with a battery pack having a gross energy capacity of between 101 and 118 kWh. The company is targeting an EPA-est. range of 400 miles for this model. Expect one motor powering each axle, enabling an all-wheel drive drivetrain layout.

Jeep Wagoneer S Electric roof top view
The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric looks to be a two-row model, but an optional third row could be a practical feature. Image Source: Stellantis

The rear motor could be comparatively more powerful, and it could be possible to turn off the front motor to reduce energy consumption in an ‘Eco’ drive mode. We expect two or more power output levels, and Jeep has confirmed that 600 horsepower will be the ceiling. The company aims for a 0-60 mph acceleration time of around 3.5 seconds for the high-spec Wagoneer S.

Price & Release Date

The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric will make its public debut in 2023 and become available to reserve by April of the same year in the United States. Prices could start at around USD 75,000. Production will take place at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in North America starting in 2024, and customer deliveries should begin the same year.

TopElectricSUV says

The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric will be a pure-electric mid-size SUV offering luxury and off-road capabilities comparable to the upcoming Range Rover Sport Electric but at a significantly lower price. In addition to a zero-emissions powertrain, it might have significantly better technology and performance than traditional Jeeps with decent off-road capability.

Jeep Wagoneer S Electric FAQs

What is the Jeep Wagoneer S release date?

The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric will likely start reaching dealerships in 2024.

What will be the Jeep Wagoneer S Electric price?

The base Jeep Wagoneer S will likely cost around USD 75,000.

Which models will be Jeep Wagoneer S rivals?

The Jeep Wagoneer S Electric may rival the Polestar 3, BMW iX & Range Rover Sport Electric.

Featured Image Source: Stellantis