He Jeep Wrangler, heir to the legendary Willys and CJ, is probably the most iconic SUV on the international scene. Despite the rise and proliferation of SUVs, which has led to the virtual disappearance of true vehicles off roadthe American model remains faithful to its principles decades after its launch.
Regardless, not even the Wrangler will be immune to the gradual electrification of the auto industry. It is an open secret that Jeep is working on a zero-emission version of its iconic SUV, as demonstrated by the Magneto 1.0 and 2.0 prototypes, presented respectively in 2021 and 2022 on the occasion of the annual event. easter jeep safari in Moab, Utah.
As it could not be otherwise, the company has taken advantage of the 2023 edition to present the third member of this saga in society, the Wrangler Magneto 3.0. Among other things, the new version is equipped with a more powerful and efficient axial flux motor, which allows it to improve the technical specifications of the concept car former.
Although the 70 kWh battery is not modified, the autonomy improves by 20%. The vehicle offers two driving modes: normal (280 hp and 370 Nm) and boost (650 CV and 1,200 Nm), which allows extracting the maximum benefits from the propulsion unit. Unlike most electric cars on the market, it is equipped with a manual gearbox. The prototype includes a Dynatrac 60 front and Dynatrac 80 rear axle, 20-inch wheels and 40-inch all-terrain tires.
The Jeep Wrangler Magneto 3.0 improves its autonomy by 20%
“The Jeep Magneto 3.0 features an updated paint scheme that pays homage to all three evolutions of the concept vehicle. The bright white and surf blue motif remains, but the third iteration introduces more vibrant exterior details, including the addition of red accents. The front seats of the Jeep Magneto 3.0 Concept have been reupholstered in deep blue leather and accented with red stitching to match the exterior. The rear seats have been removed and the floor has been covered with Rhino in Surf Blue for added functionality and durability.”
Should it make it to production, the Jeep Wrangler Magneto is unlikely to retain features like the manual transmission from the concept car. Since the Stellantis group is developing an electric platform with a chassis of beams and crossbars (STLA Frame)the most likely thing is that the American firm ends up betting on said architecture.