It looks tiny.
A new Jeep BEV teaser image is making the rounds, giving us our first glimpse of the fourth upcoming electric vehicle. The image was originally posted on Motor1, revealing that the fourth model is coming by 2025. And that's all we know about it.
Three of the four models have been revealed, and two have been confirmed for America. The Wagoneer S and Recon will be sold locally, while Jeep's first electric vehicle, the Avenger, is already selling up a storm in Europe. Jeep chose not to sell the Avenger in the USA because it's too small.
Looking at the teaser image, the car under the cloth appears to be even smaller than the Avenger. Motor1 believes this EV will be positioned as an entry-level car, so an American introduction is unlikely.
Rumors about a baby Jeep have been around for almost as long as the internet. People love the Wrangler's iconic design, but it's not exactly the kind of car you want to live with daily. A smaller Suzuki Jimny-like electric vehicle with Wrangler styling would sell up a storm, and Stellantis has everything it needs to make it work.
The Recon and Wagoneer S are both built on the STLA Large platform, but Stellantis has an extensive product portfolio it can dip into. Rumors suggest Fiat is working on an all-electric Panda riding on the same CMP platform as the Fiat 500e, Vauxhall Corsa-e, and Peugeot e-208. It also sits underneath the Avenger mentioned earlier.
We, therefore, know that it's a highly versatile piece of kit and can easily be used for an EV even smaller than the Avenger.
Even though the Avenger is not coming to the USA, Stellantis is warming to the idea of selling smaller cars in the USA. The Fiat 500 EV will arrive Stateside in 2024, and the Abarth version shortly after that. It might even send the Panda our way because the brand desperately needs new products. The only car it sells here currently is the 500X, and we can't think of a single reason why somebody would buy one of those.
With Fiat taking care of the small car market, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler would be left free to sell their various upcoming electric vehicles in the upper echelons of the electric segment.
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