2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Preview: What We Know So Far

Jeep’s iconic Wrangler will soon enter the electric vehicle era. It shares its exterior, interior, and off-road capabilities with the Magneto concept. According to reports, the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler Electric Vehicle will be available sometime next year. It will likely arrive in the fall. We expect the Wrangler to feel and look like the current Wrangler.

2024 Jeep Wrangler EV
2024 Jeep Wrangler EV

Jeep already sells a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler called the 4xe, just in case you did not know. The only thing that is missing is a completely-electric model, and it is not far from being manufactured. Let’s see what will be new for Jeep in its electric SUV.

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2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Redesign

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler will be modern and unique. We expect this SUV to look similar to the Magneto concept. The traditional seven-slog front grille and round headlights make this SUV instantly recognizable. The design of this SUV is largely dependent on the trim level. Magneto is the most expensive model with 20-inch all-terrain wheels and tires. This model is better able to climb over rocks and ruts than other Jeep models.

The new Jeep Wrangler Electric Vehicle is coming in 2024. It will have a more spacious cabin than the regular version. It is not yet known if the Wrangler EV comes in a two-door or four-door body style. We expect it to have the same interior layout and basic space as the current Wrangler. It’s certain to have the same removable roof and doors for open-air driving. This model will likely be different from all the others, with better materials and technology.

Engine

We said that the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler Electric Vehicle will likely use the same setup as the Magneto concept. This unique model features a 285-horsepower electric motor coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. The total combined power is 625 horsepower. The model featured four battery packs mounted on the chassis.

We think that something similar could be added to the Wrangler Electric Vehicle. Jeep sells an electric-hybrid variant, the 4xe. It delivers 375 horsepower with 470 pound-feet of torque. The car can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge in an all-electric mode.

Concept

Jeep has replaced the semi-float Dana 44 with a new Dana 44 solid full-float rear axle. This upgrade is sure to be a hit among Rubicon buyers. This new unit allows for larger wheels and tires and increases towing capacity. The full-float axles that are typically found on commercial trucks with heavy loads can be fitted to Rubicon 2.0 and 3.6-liter models equipped with an eight-speed transmission. This allows for a higher towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. You can now tow that camper up to the trailhead. Jeep offers four 4WD systems with a crawl ratio of up to 100:1 and a 34-inch fording capability.

There are also side-curtain safety airbags, as well as 10 new wheel designs ranging from 17 to 20 inches. The tire sizes in the 2024 line-up range from 35s to 32s. The new Willys trim comes standard with 33-inch BFG tires, more ground clearance, and a rear locker. A cool new feature is the radio antenna integrated into the windshield. No more antennas getting snagged on branches or being eaten by automatic car wash machines.

Interior

Inside, there are even more improvements. The instrument panel has now been hand-wrapped and an integrated grab handle is on the passenger’s side. Jeep replaced the round air vents in the middle of the dashboard with a single thin vent. The Wrangler still has its round vents at the outermost positions. This freed up space for the new Uconnect infotainment system, which has a 12.3-inch screen that is standard on the entire lineup. The screen is the largest ever to be fitted in a Wrangler. Its full LED backlighting produces crisper graphics with better anti-glare. The 7.0-inch digital cluster screen is also included.

The Wrangler now runs Stellantis Uconnect 5, which was first introduced on the Grand Wagoneer, then the Grand Cherokee. The larger screen allows for easier reading of maps. Jeep has partnered up with Trails OffRoad for preloading maps of 62 Badge of Honor Trails. However, availability will be later in the model. Subscribers can access a database of over 3,000 rated routes. The app also includes historical information and interesting facts about the places. Adventurers can save waypoints and create their trails.

2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Specs
2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Specs

Uconnect5 supports five profiles, allowing for quicker access to features and pages specific to each vehicle. An e-hybrid page for the 4xe shows power flow, charging schedule, and driving histories. Off-road pages include vehicle dynamics, pitch, roll, camera views, and more. Jeep added sound dampening and more speakers to the Wrangler’s roof and doors. The acoustic window, thicker carpeting, and sound-deadening material will make it possible to call your mother while driving at 70 mph in a Wrangler.

Wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is now available so that you can get rid of the cord. There is also a new accessory rack mounted on your dash for placing a phone, tablet, or other device. The body-on-frame Wrangler isn’t usually associated with comfort, but the top trims of the SUV will have 12-way power-adjustable front seats. And yes, the seat and its mechanisms are protected from water when they are submerged underwater.

Changes

Sport S 4xe is the trim that’s at the lower end of the spectrum, while Rubicon X is the trim closer to the higher end. Morrison explains that the Sport S was created in response to customer demand for a more affordable Sport 4xe. Morrison says that the Wrangler 4xe, which is America’s most popular PHEV, now has a Sport S model. This adds an affordable option for those looking to get 49 mpg-e with its 400-volt battery and two electric motors. Around 25 percent of Wranglers sold are 4xe. Jeep executives have not yet revealed when a fully-electric Wrangler will be available, but Jeep Magneto’s continued improvements hint at the future.

Rubicon X comes with a lot of features, including 35-inch tires and Beadlock wheels. It also has steel bumpers. It is available in gas or 4xe powertrains. These new trims are available on the Sport, Willys Sahara High Altitude Rubicon, and Rubicon 392.

2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Price & Release Date

The latest report states that the 2024 Jeep Wrangler Electric Vehicle will come in several trim levels. The Sports trim starts at $50,000. Freedom is $55,000. Sahara is about $60,000. Rubicon costs $65,000. Magneto is roughly $70,000.

2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Review
2024 Jeep Wrangler EV Review

Jeep has not announced the price for the new Wrangler EV. However, we expect it to start at around $50,000 and go higher. We don’t have an exact release date for the new electric model, but reports indicate that it could arrive as early as 2023.

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