The Next Step for 4xe: All-Electric Jeep Recon is a New Off-Roader for 2024
In the last couple of years, the Jeep brand has been making a strong push into electrification, with plug-in hybrid 4xe versions of both the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee currently on sale in North America. And there's a lot more to come.
This week at its "4xe Day" event Jeep previewed the next steps in its electrification plans both in America and in Europe, and the most notable vehicle shown in the presentation is a brand new model called the Jeep Recon, which is scheduled to go on sale in 2024.
While the 4xe hybrids have been well-received, the next step for Jeep is to go full electric, and the Recon will be sold exclusively as an EV, with no internal combustion version.
In terms of styling, the Recon looks a bit like a Wrangler with a more traditional, boxier SUV profile—and it carries over some of the Wrangler signature features like the ability to remove the top and doors.
And while we do get a good look at the outside, Jeep didn't provide too many technical details on the Recon. They did say that it's a new model built from the ground up and that it won't replace the Wrangler.
We'll have to wait until next year to hear more details about power and range, but we do know the Recon will have Jeep's Selec-Terrain traction management system, locking differentials, skid plates and more. Jeep also says it will be capable of tackling the famed Rubicon Trail.
Jeep owners are some of the most loyal around, so it will be interesting to see how the Recon is received when it begins deliveries, but it certainly looks like it will stand out from the growing crowd of battery-powered SUVs and crossovers coming to the market in the next couple of years.
If you want to become an early adopter, Jeep says it will begin taking reservations for the Recon next year, with deliveries beginning around the world in 2024.
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