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Say hello to the new Jeep Wagoneer S electric SUV in a major milestone for the company. Not only will it be the fastest production Jeep ever, but it will also be the brand’s debut in the global electric vehicle market, following the limited production of the much smaller Avenger in Europe.

Jeep has an ambitious goal of producing one million vehicles in the United States and two million worldwide by the end of 2025. The Wagoneer S is an important part of this plan, offering a premium SUV built on the SLTA-Large electric platform.

Jeep is clearly aiming to compete with the Tesla Model Y Performance, which was clearly demonstrated in promotional materials. However, with a starting price of $71,995 (~6.5 million rubles), it is significantly more expensive than the flagship Model Y Performance at $51,490 (~4.6 million rubles) and closer to the base Model X at $77,990 (~7 million rubles).

The electric SUV boasts a range of more than 480 kilometers thanks to a 100 kWh battery (Tesla Model Y Performance can only travel 450 km). The Wagoneer S can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in 23 minutes using a DC fast charger, and early models will come with either a 48-volt Level 2 home charger or public charging credits from Stellantis’ Free2move ecosystem.

The Wagoneer S is 4886mm long, 2123mm wide and 1645mm high. Initially, it will be available in only one variant with one electric motor producing 600 horsepower (447 kW) and 837 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels.

Jeep doesn’t say a word about the car’s off-road capabilities, but instead talks about how Selec-Terrain driving modes inspire confidence in all weather conditions and that front-wheel drive can be switched off while driving to increase range.

More important than its off-road capabilities is the standard Wagoneer S’ ability to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and have a top speed of 200 km/h.

Jeep says it’s not just power that helps the Wagoneer S achieve such impressive numbers. The electric vehicle has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jeep ever released: for the Wagoneer S it was reduced to 0.29 – the same as the Tesla Model 3.

We didn’t forget about the traditional seven-slot radiator grille. Taking up the idea of ​​“lighting everything up”, it is now illuminated. The glowing theme extends to the interior, with 64 colors to choose from for interior lighting.

Another tool Jeep will use to combat the overheated electric SUV market will be some segment-exclusive interior features, such as heated and ventilated second-row seats. Jeep’s long-standing partnership with McIntosh Audio will continue with another SUV-exclusive offering: a 19-speaker audio system driven by a 1,200-watt amplifier and 12-inch subwoofer.

The interior, including the floor mats, is made from recycled materials, while the seats, consoles and door panels are trimmed in leather-free synthetic material.

The Wagoneer S’s infotainment system features Jeep’s signature Uconnect 5 system, with a 10.5-inch screen located in front of the passenger and three more displays inside – one dedicated to the driver and two others placed in the center. That said, Jeep promises over-the-air updates, and Jeep Connect can show you charging points and dynamic range overlays on the on-board map.

Sales in the US and Canada will start in the fall of 2024, and after that its deliveries will begin worldwide.

Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk Concept

Simultaneously with the production Wagoneer S, the off-road concept Wagoneer S Trailhawk was presented. It features 31.5-inch all-terrain tires, a suspension lift kit, a number of custom accessories and redesigned front and rear ends.

To keep the Trailhawk true to its concept, the concept features a locking rear axle and a special Rock Mode in the Selec-Terrain drive mode selector.

Perhaps the most updated interior is the interior, which now features elastic straps on the doors and center console for securing any cargo, a grab handle on the front panel and more aggressive seats.

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