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.