Stellantis Reveals First Battery-Electric Jeep17
Stellantis this week showed the first images of its new battery-electric Jeep offering, which is set to go on sale in early 2023.
The unnamed new Jeep EV will ride on Stellantis’ STLA Small platform – a dedicated EV architecture that will underpin a variety of future compact and subcompact EVs from the automaker’s various mass-market and luxury brands. The vehicle appears to share styling cues with other current small Jeep crossover models like the Renegade and Compass and will serve as a direct rival to other future small GM electric crossovers like the 2024 Chevy Equinox EV.
“Today, during Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan presentation, Carlos Tavares, chief executive officer of Stellantis, revealed images of the first-ever 100 percent battery-electric Jeep SUV, as the brand continues its global initiatives toward the full electrification of its SUV portfolio,” the automaker said in a prepared statement. “This new fully electric Jeep vehicle will be launched early next year, expanding the brand’s reach and taking the next step to the achievement of Jeep brand’s vision of Zero Emission Freedom.”
Stellantis says more information on the Jeep EV will be “released in the coming months.” While technical details have not yet been provided, images of the vehicle released Tuesday reveal a sensibly styled vehicle with narrow LED headlamps, C-pillar-embedded rear door handles and LED taillights with Jeep’s now familiar ‘X’ light motif. The vehicle was also shown in a bright gloss yellow exterior color with a contrasting gloss black roof, a matte black hood decal, black plastic body cladding and machine-face five-spoke alloy wheels.
While Jeep currently offers plug-in hybrid vehicles in North America, such as the Wrangler 4XE, this will be the brand’s first-ever battery-electric offering when it goes on sale next year. We’ll provide more information on this electric crossover once it becomes available, but for now, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more GM-related Jeep news, GM competition news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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This is the design route Chevy should’ve gone with the Silverado.
The symmetrical designs are more eye pleasing. The Silverado does need work.
I welcome this as a new member to the EV family in the present 21st century. This is another milestone ending the ICE.
Because EV’s don’t need large grills. In the end it just hurts efficiency. So when this gets 20 less miles per charge for the same size battery pack as the Equinox EV you’ll understand why the traditional shaped front was dropped.
I like it. It’s super nice looking in that color combo.
I just read an article on MSN news about Tavares speaking about Stellantis bringing Chrysler back from the brink of death and bringing out a lot of new products for them. I just hope it’s not too late for them, but if you look at Lincoln about 8 years ago and Cadillac about 10 years ago, we all know it’s possible to bring brands back. Chrysler deserves better than how they have been treated for the last 15 + years.
Chrysler history was more an Olds or Buick rival as opposed to Cadillac. Imperial was The Company’s effort at a Cadillac killer.
Pairing Chrysler with Opel for CUVs could work out nicely. Especially with a unique front clip. Another option is rebadged Peugeots which gave beautiful design rivalling Acura, Infinity, Buick, Volvo. That premium mid luxury sweet spot can be profitable and attractive a different customer than Jeep. Chrysler lacks some of both Buick and Mercury’s tarnished image.
Provided drive dynamics & quality is good Stellantis could be a real player with Taveres at the helm. GM, without China, is a rather small company. Should China move on Taiwan like Russia has Ukraine then GM is finished as an independent OEM. I suppose they could sell the golden controlling share and be a silent partner collecting cash for a few years but stock value would crater.
How about start from scratch rather than Euro trash with an American badge. From the sounds of it they’ll have ICE and EVs rather than full EVs by ’30, I’d figure the engineers got around Brandon’s CAFE..
As for sales, that goes for the other OEMs as Ford and STA is still behind GM if China doubtfully closes it’s markets.
The announcrment was:
by 2030 100% electric in Europe, 50% electric in USA
I really like the look of this Jeep.
Agree, looks better than the Equinox photo. I just don’t get why more makers don’t give the grill a more conventional look like Jeep did. The Equinox front is a train wreck.
GMI should have used a picture of the red Equinox EV RS.
It has a different grille treatment and some other bits that make it look sportier than the silver EV.
I like the color combo, but I can’t say the same for the overall body shape and all.
Wow, it’s really nice.
I like it.
I wish Stellantis had used more of these expressive design elements in the new WL Grand Cherokee.
Nice looking. Come on gm. It isnt that hard!
Let’s see it in person. Specs will drive the sales.
I really hope Stellantis is going to work hard on upgrading specs of its electric vehicles, otherwise this little Jeep may be disapointing and pretty quickly outdated when it goes on sale. It will be based on the underpinnings and is likely to use the same electric powertrain as Peugeot 2008/Opel Mokka/DS3 Crossback. This platform (=ex PSA’s CMP) is known in Europe and France for using one of the worst EV technology (roughly 250km=155 miles of real life capacity), moreover compared to these vehicle pricetags. By now, the only electric vehicle that worth a try in Stellantis’ galaxy is the 500e