Jeep’s been pushing the advantages of electrification within its lineup, in particular to the off-road experience. Now the brand is giving Jeep fans another chance to enjoy the outdoors quietly in the all new 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S.
Set to arrive this fall, the new Wagoneer S is available only as a battery-electric model. Perhaps just as importantly, it’s also set to be imbued with all of the 4xe capability of other electrified Jeeps starting with all-terrain management.
The brand released a teaser photo of the new model, and even offered a few stats to go with it, including a 0-to-60 time of about 3.5 seconds and 600 horsepower. It will also feature the iconic 7-slot grille associated with Jeep. No pricing details were made available.
“The new Jeep Wagoneer S is part of the Jeep brand’s ongoing global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into the new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom,” the company said in the short release.
“The plan is in full support of Stellantis’ ambition to become a carbon net zero corporation by 2038 as outlined in the company’s Dare Forward 2030 long-term strategic plan.”
The Wagoneer S is a new release, but not a new idea. The company’s been prepping the all-electric iteration for sometime now, speaking about it in detail in 2022.
Design chief Ralph Gilles said during a briefing then with the Wagoneer S, Jeep wants to “redefine the art of American premium.”
Wagoneer S will be based on the new STLA Large electric vehicle platform Stellantis is developing for some of its biggest models — including the Ram REV 1500 pickup set to debut in 2024.
But there are some key differences. This luxury SUV actually will be a bit smaller than the current Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer models. Yet it will offer at least as much interior space as the gas-powered SUVs. That’s because STLA Large — and other Stellantis EV platforms mount their battery packs and motors below the load floor, freeing up space normally devoted to an engine compartment.
Along with its shorter nose, the Wagoneer S will adopt more aerodynamic details, such as a sealed nose featuring a modified — and backlit — version of the previously mentioned 7-slot grille.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing
While you can expect the Wagoneer S to adopt many of the luxury features found in the rest of the Wagoneer line-up, it will offer some beastly performance. According to Gilles, expect “up to 600 horsepower,” and 0-60 times of “around three-and-a-half seconds.”
While Jeep officials aren’t saying much more about the drivetrain, the Wagoneer S will deliver as much as 400 miles per charge and should cut recharging times down sharply from some earlier all-electric models.
Along with the all-electric S, Jeep confirmed that it will add new electrified powertrain options for existing Wagoneer models. At least one will deliver a “combined” range of 500 miles.