Jeep's first electric SUV, the Wagoneer S, has been revealed in the US. It is based on the all-new STLA-Large platform with a standard 4xe capability that enables all-terrain management. Jeep says STLA-Large is a highly flexible, BEV-native platform designed for cars, crossovers, and SUVs. Offered in 400V and 800V electric architectures, the new platform is compatible with front-, rear-, and four-wheel-drive powertrains. Although 'BEV-native', the platform can even accommodate a hybrid powertrain. While the company has yet to disclose the battery specifications of the Wagoneer S, STLA-Large comes with battery sizes ranging from 85kWh to 118kWh.
In terms of performance, the new Jeep Wagoneer S, which draws power from a pair of electric motors, churns out 592bhp (600hp). This allows the electric SUV to accelerate from a halt to 97km/h in about 3.5 seconds (claimed).
Jeep Wagoneer S: Exterior
On the outside, Jeep has given the EV a boxy silhouette, an LED-lit seven-slot chrome grille, a full-width LED bar at the front and rear, trapezoidal wheel arches, and LED fog lamps and taillamps.
Jeep Wagoneer S: Interior
The dashboard of the Jeep Wagoneer S is dominated by four screens: a central infotainment screen; a driver's display; a screen for climate control, massaging seat controls, and defrost settings; and a passenger entertainment screen. Notably, the SUV has no physical buttons, except the ones on the steering wheel for cruise control, media control, and navigation.
The rotary drive selector, along with the driving mode selector, is located on the centre console. Besides, there is a unique Selec-Terrain system with five driving modes – snow, sand, eco, sport and auto. Other bits include a 4xe terrain management system, colour-selectable ambient lighting, heated and cooled seats, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof as standard, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, a 360-degree camera, lane keep assist, and more.
Jeep Wagoneer S: Availability
The Jeep Wagoneer S will go on sale in the US in 2024. As far as the Indian market is concerned, there is no official communication as to whether the brand will launch the electric SUV here.