Jeep has officially confirmed the impending launch of its inaugural electric vehicle, the 2025 Wagoneer S, set to hit the market in the autumn of this year. Initially unveiled as a concept alongside the Recon electric SUV in 2022, Jeep had initially used the “Wagoneer S” moniker as a codename. However, it is now evident that Jeep is embracing this title for its debut electric offering.
Despite sharing its name with the sizable gas-powered Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, the Wagoneer S distinguishes itself as a mid-size model, a departure from its larger counterparts. The latest teaser image from Jeep, showcasing the front end enveloped in darkness, reveals design continuity with the original concept, notably featuring the illuminated grille.
Jeep has restated the initial specifications, confirming the Wagoneer S’s aim for a 3.5-second 0-60 mph time propelled by a robust 600-horsepower powertrain. Notably absent from the recent announcement was the 400-mile range claim made in 2022.
Scheduled to commence sales in the United States in the fall of 2024, further details are expected to be disclosed soon. Jeep is positioning the Wagoneer S as its first global electric vehicle, hinting at a potential delay for the Recon, which was also slated for a 2024 release. In Europe, Jeep already offers the compact Avenger with an electric powertrain. Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, has been gradual in its transition to electric vehicles, with none of its brands currently offering an EV in the United States. However, this is set to change in 2024 with the introduction of the Ram 1500 REV and ProMaster EV. Additionally, Fiat will augment its U.S. lineup with an electric 500 hatchback, while Dodge has recently teased an upcoming electric Charger.