While Jeep has already launched its first fully electric vehicle in our market and Europe, it has yet to do so in the United States. That is until the new Wagoneer S is released there later this year.
We first saw the luxurious SUV in concept form back in 2022, but new images of the upcoming model released this week show that the production version will look almost identical to its computer-designed counterpart.
It’s a sleek thing that’s for sure, with its daytime running light spanning the width of the front end and peering back along each fender. The same motif appears at the rear thanks to a full-width taillight that sits underneath a protruding rear spoiler and aggressively sloped rear window.
It wouldn’t be a Jeep without a seven-slot grille, but because EVs don’t necessarily need them, the brand decided to playfully illuminate each closed-up slot instead. Another thing to note is that the door handles have been made flush to maximise aerodynamic efficiency.
Jeep also gave us our first look at the interior of the Wagoneer S which features, count ’em, four screens; one for the driver, infotainment system, cabin temperature controls, and the passenger.
We also spotted a funky set of blue meters on the dashboard for the 19-speaker McIntosh sound system, while multi-colour ambient lighting and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof are both offered as standard.
The drive selection dial sits proudly on the centre console below the vehicle’s on and off button and above a driving mode toggle that allows the driver to select from ‘Sand’, ‘Snow’, ‘Eco’, ‘Auto’, and ‘Sport’ modes.
As for what’s underneath its skin, the Wagoneer S will be an electric-only model based on Stellantis’ STLA-Large platform and it promises some impressive performance figures. Jeep didn’t disclose how much power the model will make, but it has previously said the SUV will target a range of 643km.
There’s no word on whether the Jeep Wagoneer S will be sold in New Zealand just yet, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on any alerts that suggest it will.