Styled to be a proper baby Wrangler.
Jeep has been slow off the line regarding electric vehicles, but waiting appears to be part of Stellantis' big-picture strategy.
Since Jeep is part of the same group, waiting is likely also part of its strategy. Until then, we have digital renders to look at. These fully-electric "baby Wrangler" renders were sent to us by Dejan Hristov.
Why the wait for Jeep's first EV? We spoke to Ram's CEO recently, and while the EV truck will be unveiled this year, you'll have to wait until 2024 for the official launch. Part of this strategy is keeping a close eye on competitor vehicles and the pitfalls of EV ownership. In doing so, Stellantis can incorporate problem-solving before the car is even sold to the customer.
For now, the focus is on hybrid models like the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe.
As of next year, the focus will shift to EVs. Stellantis recently tweeted the first image of an all-new BEV Jeep. While we don't know what it's called, it looks pretty cool.
There has been no news regarding the Magneto, but we know Jeep already has a vision for the future of EV off-roading. And since the Wrangler is Jeep's most iconic model, it makes sense to give it the EV treatment first.
After introducing the new unnamed Jeep EV, we'll likely see a flood of new cars. Jeep has already committed to an electrified-only strategy for Europe.
That means hybrids like the Renegade and Compass only, but since Europe's deadline for full EV is much stricter than it is over here, Jeep (and Stellantis) need to get them out the door as quickly as possible.
According to Hristov, his baby Jeep concept could be the EV successor for the Jeep Renegade.
"My goal was to create a car that would be equally good for driving in the city and off-road. The car is characterized by a pronounced off-road look, has a lot of links with the traditional design of the Jeep, but also looks modern. Perhaps the biggest advantage of this design is that it offers the option of separate elements on the exterior to be in different colors, which allows for countless configuration variants. Every customer can create their own recognizable car, or change its appearance by changing certain elements," said Hristov.