There’s a new all-electric Jeep SUV on the horizon. It’s a sleek midsize electric SUV coming in 2025. While Jeep has a lot of the basics covered for this new SUV, it’s missing one thing: a name. Now, the CEO of Jeep promises a contest on social networks to find the best name for this new SUV.
What is this new Jeep EV SUV?
In a new Jeep video, Ralph Gilles, director of design at Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, said: “For now we call it the Wagoneer S. S for speed, flashy and sexy,” he said. He said the new SUV will go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds with its 600-horsepower electric motors. The goal is a range of 400 miles.
But what about that naming contest?
The new SUV is codenamed “Wagoneer S” and, like other Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers, has the iconic seven-bar grille. But it also has a spoiler and an interesting rear end that looks more like a coupe than an SUV. It has the name “Wagoneer S” for now. But according to motor tendency, Jeep will host a social media contest to help name the new Jeep. Of course, there aren’t a lot of details, but rest assured we’ll be looking at Jeep’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, MySpace or any social media accounts we can find for details.
There will also be new 4xe Wagoneers
Jeep’s Wrangler 4xe is proving that electric vehicles can go off-road. Now the company is bringing that same technology to a new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The company said the Grand Wagoneer 4xe will have a staggering 500-mile range. Sounds like fun, but not nearly as fun as converting a WWII-era jeep to EV power.
The “Wagoneer S” arrives hot on the heels of the new Jeep Avenger SUV
The Avenger looks, in pictures, like a big five-seat SUV. But in reality, it is a small SUV designed for Europe, where the roads are much narrower. Jeep said the new Avenger is “right sized for Europe,” meaning it’s smaller than many of the SUVs the brand sells in the US at just 147 inches long. Although it looks big, it is shorter than a Mini Cooper, which is 152 inches long. The Avenger fits into the growing European compact SUV B market for small SUVs.
Although we can’t buy one here, the Avenger is an important SUV for us because it previews Jeep’s new 400-volt electric powertrain. The new powertrain is a joint venture between Stellantis (Jeep’s parent company) and a European company. It makes just 156 horsepower, so don’t expect Tesla-like acceleration, and it has a range of about 250 miles. Jeep says European drivers average about 18 miles a day, so a range of 250 miles should mean days of worry-free driving.
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