Jeep unveiled the new Jeep Recon, a large electric SUV that will see the light of day in 2024 in the US. It could then replace the current Jeep Wrangler.
It has been known for a while that Jeep was preparing a new electric model. Last July, the American company even revealed some images of it in the form of fake spy shots. It was about the new Avenger, a compact 100% electric SUV that has just been unveiled and will be officially launched in Europe in the next few weeks. But the manufacturer doesn’t want to stop there.
JEEP RECON: AN ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
At the same time, the company, which will have to become 100 percent electric by 2035 following European Union directives, has unveiled no less than two other models. The first is the Wagoneer S, which stands out with a new style and 600 horsepower for a range of about 650 kilometers on a single charge. But another model was also made official last night, again powered by an electric motor. The Jeep Recon is a large SUV that should stand out for its crossing capabilities.
While the brand’s press release doesn’t go into much detail about it, it does explain that the newcomer will have “true off-road capability thanks to the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker technology, underbody protection, tow hooks and off-road specific tires.”
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JEEP RECON: A WRANGLER REPLACEMENT?
Would this electric SUV (Jeep Recon) eventually replace the current Jeep Wrangler? This possibility can’t be ruled out, as the legendary 4X4 is currently only offered with a 4xe plug-in hybrid engine.
And apart from the Magneto 2.0 concept unveiled last April, the American brand has never confirmed that an electric version would see the light of day. Like the Wrangler, this Recon also has doors and a removable roof. However, no information has been revealed about its technical specifications.
We know it will be equipped with the latest Uconnect system, which includes “a detailed travel guide to the most remarkable off-road trails.” Reservations will open in early 2023, while the first deliveries are expected in 2024 for the US. The SUV will arrive a little later here. No less than four electric models will appear in the range by 2025.