Jeep is preparing a budget electric SUV

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The new Jeep SUV will be positioned one step below the Jeep Renegade crossover, as part of the brand’s plans to create an all-electric model in all sectors by 2025.

In celebration of Jeep’s 80th anniversary, Brand Head Christian Meunier announced that by 2025, Jeep will be produced with an all-electric powertrain in every segment. However, Jeep’s head of exterior design, Mark Allen, has also hinted at expanding the range to tie it in with electrification:

“We are looking at all possible segments,” he said.

When asked if Jeep’s lineup could go beyond Wagoneer with a new flagship and Renegade in the compact segment, Allen said:

“That’s right – we’re looking beyond these projects. “The Renegade is a B-segment, so obviously there is room underneath, and we are looking into that possibility. But we probably won’t release anything more than Wagoneer – it’s a beast! ”- said the top manager.

Allen also hinted that other new Jeep models are being considered in addition to the smaller model. It is possible that all new models will feature traditional Jeep styling features such as a radiator grille, trapezoidal wheel vents and short front and rear overhangs.

The new model is more likely to use the new Stellantis electric platform, which was announced at the recent electric car day. The all-electric STLA Small platform will not appear until 2026, but it may well provide all-wheel drive with electric motors on both axles. With batteries with a battery capacity of 37 kWh, Stellantis claims a range of up to 480 km.

Meunier also confirmed that an updated version of the Jeep Compass will arrive in the UK before the end of this year, with the new Grand Cherokee expected to hit showrooms in early 2021. However, there are currently no plans to sell the flagship Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models in the UK or the rest of Europe.

Both new models, along with the Renegade and Wrangler, will be powered by Jeep 4xe hybrid technology, followed by all-electric models.

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