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Jeep Wagoneer S Spotted Testing On Public Roads

by | March 29, 2024

Jeep’s upcoming all-electric SUV moves from sketches to reality with our first sighting of the Wagoneer S on public roads. SUV’s appearance indicates that Wagoneer S has hit key milestone in development. 

This 2025 Jeep Wagoneer S was caught doing public testing.

When we last saw the Jeep Wagoneer S it was in the form of two images that Jeep “accidentally” let loose back in January. The Wagoneer S is a prominent piece of Jeep’s broader electrification puzzle but the sleek SUV proved to be camera-shy out in the real world.

That changed when we had a brief surprise encounter with a Wagoneer S on public roads in Metro Detroit and it appears that the wait will be worth it when Jeep eventually reveals it to the world. 

 Wagoneer S is departure from gasoline model 

Our sighting of this particular Wagoneer S was brief, and we only had enough time to quickly catch one fleeting image of the S’s front end before it rapidly vanished from view. However, the minimally camouflaged tester confirmed that this all-electric Wagoneer will be a stylish departure from the current ICE-powered Wagoneer. 

The Wagoneer S will have aerodynamically honed styling.

Unlike the current generation Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer which resemble rolling penthouses, the all-electric S will ditch the blocky profile for a sleeker design with the model resembling a smaller Grand Cherokee when viewed from some angles.

The front end gets a large air intake and the LED headlights are joined together by a slender lightbar that runs along the upper portion of the seven-slot grille panel. 

The rear of this blue-hued tester also featured a roof-mounted spoiler and a rear lightbar that also looks very similar to what we have seen in past images. The Wagoneer S will also get an extensive suite of driver-assist features with the large contraption mounted on the roof being used to test a few of them in real-world driving. 

A beast lurks in this Wagoneer’s DNA 

The Jeep brand is celebrating another year of firsts in 2024, preparing to launch its first global battery-electric vehicle and expanding its lineup of legendary SUVs.

Despite sharing the Wagoneer nameplate, the S will be the performance-focused member of the family, and while Jeep hasn’t revealed too much information about the drivetrain.

Design Chief Ralph Gilles said that the Wagoneer S can produce “up to 600 horsepower” and make the sprint to 60 mph in 3 ½ seconds. We believe them, especially with how quick this tester vanished from view when we tried to get more photos. 

The electric powertrain will also be a key pillar of the STLA Large platform which will also underpin the 2025 Ram 1500 REV pickup. In the case of the Wagoneer S, the platform’s placement of the battery packs and motors underneath the load floor will allow the Wagoneer S to have as much interior room as the gasoline-powered version with this being enhanced further by the removal of the engine. 

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Technology spearheads Wagoneer S 

Jeep Wagoneer S front rendering

Stellantis has been working on the Jeep Wagoneer S for some time now.

In addition to having an impressive amount of space, the interior of the Grand Wagoneer also promises to be an oasis of luxury and technology.

A recent teaser image released by Jeep shows that the cabin will have four screens with a fully digital instrument cluster and a massive infotainment screen being the two main hubs of information.

The third screen beneath the infotainment system is responsible for the climate controls while a passenger side-mounted screen allows the Wagoneer S to follow in the tire tracks of other models including the 2025 Ram 1500 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

This strong focus on technology also allows the Wagoneer S to have a strong familial link with its ICE relatives and Jeep and Stellantis are hoping that it will be enough for the S to stand out against rivals.  

The 2025 Jeep Wagoner S will be making its debut this fall with the model playing a role in Jeep’s attempt to become carbon neutral by 2038 with the brand also looking to have battery-based options across its entire lineup by 2025. 


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