Jeep Wagoneer S will be brand’s flagship electric car with more than 300 miles of range

Launching in the UK in 2025

Jeep has revealed its new Wagoneer S electric SUV, which is set to go on sale in Europe at some point in 2025.

Offering almost 600bhp and a range of more than 300 miles on a single charge (officially), the Wagoneer S will be a performance-orientated rival to the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Fastest Jeep ever

In fact it’s the speediest Jeep ever made, according to the American brand, adding that the car has been built with roadholding in mind as well as the all-terrain capability for which Jeep is associated.

Jeep Wagoneer S

Although the design incorporates traditional brand elements, including the seven-bar grille and trapezoidal wheel arches, it’s styled to be a contemporary take on the theme. It’s also designed to cut through the air relatively cleanly, with Jeep claiming the Wagoneer S is the most aerodynamically efficient car it has ever produced. With a back catalogue of slab-sided 4x4s, however, that may not be such a grand claim.

Still, its coefficient of drag is said to be “15 per cent better than the average SUV”, with a spoiler, door handles and underbody that have all been designed to be as slippery through the air as possible, allowing Jeep to maximise the distance it can travel between charges.

‘More than 300 miles’ of range

That will come courtesy of a 100kWh battery pack, in a flat pack under the floor, feeding the two electric motors that combine to produce 592bhp and more than 590lb ft of torque (twisting force).

Together, they will allow the Wagoneer S to cover “more than 300 miles” on a charge, although it’s unclear whether that’s a real-world figure or a target for the official European economy test. Factors such as speed, ambient temperature (EVs are not fans of cold weather) and more contribute to an electric vehicle’s realistic range.

Jeep Wagoneer S

We do, however, know the Wagoneer S will be capable of 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, and Jeep’s Selec-Terrain drive mode technology will make an appearance. That means there will be a Sport mode for maximum power and an Eco mode for maximum efficiency, as well as Snow and Sand modes for off-roading.

Jeep has also confirmed the motor management system will have the ability to disconnect the front motor to reduce mechanical drag when driving on the road, allowing greater efficiency, while a stiff chassis has been installed to ensure the car is as quiet and comfortable as possible. That should be good news on the handling front, too, and Jeep has promised the Wagoneer S will be fun to drive.

Though Jeep has not confirmed exactly what kind of charging system the Wagoneer S will have, the carmaker says it will be possible to top up the battery from 5 to 80 per cent in 28 minutes using a public rapid charging point, which suggests a DC onboard charger with a significant wattage.

Lots of touchscreens inside

Jeep has gone screen crazy in the cabin, with 45in of HD displays, including a 12.3in driver cluster and a 12.3in central touchscreen joined by a 10.25in passenger display.

Jeep Wagoneer S

The three screens dominate the dashboard and are connected through Jeep’s Uconnect 5 software, which allows the passenger to input a destination into the navigation system, access the media system and view other content without troubling the central screen or the driver’s instrument display.

As is now commonplace, the software will evolve as the car ages, with over-the-air updates allowing new features to be installed as they become available.

A number of sustainable materials make up the cabin, and those with OCD will delight in the fact that Jeep has even employed a new ceramic coating for the interior trim, to prevent fingerprints showing on the fascia. There’s also an anti-microbial material on the steering wheel, and there’s a McIntosh 1,160-watt sound system on offer.

Despite the multiple touchscreens, physical switchgear remains in evidence with volume and heater controls remaining on the dashboard. According to Jeep, customers want to mix the physical and digital displays, rather than going completely touchscreen.

Jeep Wagoneer S

It’s potentially less distracting for drivers and therefore safer, too. And on that front, Jeep has fitted a massive 170 safety and security features to the Wagoneer S. That includes collision avoidance technology and other driver assistance features, including a driver fatigue monitor and a system to help drivers avoid collisions at junctions.

The company’s first “global” electric SUV, the Wagoneer S will launch in the second half of 2024 in the US and Canada, but European buyers will have to wait until 2025. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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