Last year, Jeep confirmed that it would launch its first four electric models between 2023 and 2025. So far, we only had information on the first three: the urban SUV avenger, which is already available on the European market; the SUV recognized, a kind of missing link between the Wrangler and the Cherokee; and the Wagoneer S, a luxury SUV called to crown the manufacturer’s offer. Both the Recon and the Wagoneer S will go on sale in 2024.
More than six months after this first announcement, Jeep has shared a sneak peek of the fourth discord model, arriving in 2025. Apparently, it will be a compact SUVsomething that fits with previous rumors that both the Renegade and the Compass would become electric in their next generations.
Everything indicates that the vehicle hidden in the teaser It is the new Compass, which will grow to 4.50 meters long to avoid overlapping with its little brothers. Initially, it will use the STLA Medium platform, an architecture that will debut this year with the Peugeot e-3008 and that will give it a maximum range of 700km WLTP.
The Renegade will wait until 2026, being one of the first electric cars from the Stellantis group to use the new STLA Small platform, which will replace the eCMP of the Avenger. It will also be longer than its predecessor, as it will be around 4.30 meters, while its autonomy will be around 500km WLTP.
Jeep will be 100% electric in Europe from 2030
Although Avenger, Renegade and Compass are the three big jeep bets for Europe, the storied automaker is also gearing up to electrify its US lineup. Its technicians are already working on an electric Wrangler; In addition, the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are expected to follow in their footsteps in the medium term.
“My team is currently working on eleven new models in parallel. It’s been really good working with our colleagues from other parts of Stellantis.. We are specialists in bodywork and they are specialists in electrification»explained in October last year Ralph Gilles, Chief Designer of Jeep.
“We had input at this early stage to make sure there is room for chassis stretch or for example extra suspension travel. That’s why we have so many models in the works [de desarrollo]to make sure that when the time comes to deliver them, we can do it”.