Jeep on Thursday announced that it will introduce four fully electric SUVs to the American market by 2025, including the Recon, a “Wrangler-inspired” offroader with removable doors and a very familiar shape. Jeep will also build a midsize fully electric Wagoneer it is calling the Wagoneer S.
Jeep didn’t talk about the Recon’s power unit in any specifics on Thursday, but did say it will be Trail Rated and have the company’s Selec-Terrain traction system. It’ll also get underbody skid plates, off-road tires, and electronic locking differentials. Stellantis brass were careful to say that the Recon is not a Wrangler, but rather is Wrangler inspired. We say if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, well …
The Wagoneer line will get an “electrified” 4Xe full-size Wagoneer in 2024, with a claimed 500-mile range. Whether it is a traditional hybrid, or a plug-in along the lines of the Chevrolet Volt remains to be seen. The Wagoneer S will slot in below the full-size Wagoneer and looks much more like a crossover than a traditional SUV.
The Recon will likely go on sale in 2024, but will get widely shown off next year, and reservations should open in early 2023, according to Detroit News. Jeep expects half of its U.S. sales to be electric vehicles by 2030, on the heels of a $35.5 million investment in EV tech by 2025.