Riding on the back of its recent roller coaster of success with the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids in Europe and the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid in the U.S, the Jeep brand boss, Christian Meunier, announced during the Stellantis Day —that the company is set to have a fully electric vehicle in every SUV segment by 2025. For shoppers curious about how valuable leasing a Jeep EV is, you don’t have to think twice before you know this is an excellent investment for you.
The race for EVs is getting fiercer by the day, and Stellantis doesn’t want to be left behind. The new mega-billion dollar company, formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and the French PSA Group, is gradually accelerating its plans and investing heavily to ensure that it meets its promise of delivering fully electrified models by 2030. This big auto brand, which houses other notable auto brands, including the Ram, Fiat, Dodge, and Jeep, has made public its intention to drop a series of EVs in the coming years. The company is already backing its promise by investing heavily in EV platforms, batteries, plants, and technology—all with the goal of becoming a major player in the burgeoning EV world.
While other Stellantis brands’ EVs are already available or nearly available, the Jeep brand is doing all it can to meet up with its siblings. The Jeep has announced that its mammoth family-friendly 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee would be a plug-in hybrid. Every Jeep model is expected to offer a battery-electric powertrain option by 2025, including the new Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
It is clear that the Jeep first EV will arrive by 2023, as the rest of the lineup will get a fully electrified variant by 2025; what many have been asking is will it be an electrified variant or an all-new nameplate?
Jeep CEO Christian Meunier has asserted that Jeep would be offering its second hybrid electric vehicle in the US market, the Grand Cherokee 4xe. Meunier also stated Jeep’s plans for its first EV in 2023, and by 2025, Jeep will have EVs across its lineup. According to the chief design officer, Ralph Gilles, the Stellantis STLA large EV platform will form the basis for producing about eight new Jeep vehicles in the next three to five years, with the first shot at full electrification been in the form of a capable Jeep off-roader.
During the Stellantis EV day, Jeep released a few minutes teaser video, showcasing what would undoubtedly be the first Jeep EV. From the video, it was clear that the two-door Wrangler EV shares many similarities with the Magneto concept, unveiled sometime earlier this year. Part of the video event was dated 2025, which means we won’t be seeing the fully electric Wrangler until around 2024, at least.
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