New pure-electric Jeep Recon to launch in 2025
The retro-styled Recon will be an all-electric alternative to the Jeep Wrangler
Jeep’s pure-electric strategy is well under way, with the upcoming Recon set to sit alongside the recently announced Avenger and Wagoneer S. Jeep has also confirmed the Recon and Wagoneer S will come to the UK, with plans to launch both by 2025.
The new Recon is pitched as a rival to the likes of the new Hummer EV and the Bollinger B1, and Jeep says it has unashamedly taken design cues from the Wrangler, giving the new car an upright stance, a bluff front end, wide haunches and chunky bumpers. Like the Wrangler, the doors of the Recon are designed to be removed and the roof is retractable to give occupants an added dose of the great outdoors.
Jeep is keen to stress the Recon won’t be a replacement for the Wrangler, despite it being a similar size. To distinguish the Recon from the Wrangler, Jeep will offer the Recon with pure-electric power only. As with every Jeep model, it’ll be available with four-wheel drive as well. There’s no word on the battery size, but given the Recon will sit on the upcoming EV-bespoke STLA Large architecture, battery pack capacities of over 100kW could be possible.
To help give the Recon genuine ability off the beaten track, it’ll come with Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction-management system, under-body protection, tow hooks and aggressive off-road tyres as standard.
We’re yet to see inside the upcoming Recon, but we expect a cabin more akin to that of the rough and ready Wrangler than the premium-focused Wagoneer S.
Jeep says production of right-hand drive Recons will begin in 2024 in North America. A fourth EV model is also being readied but Jeep is keeping quiet on that so far, only revealing it’ll be positioned as a Compass replacement - most likely on the STLA mid-size platform.
A fourth pure-electric Jeep SUV will arrive in 2025, however the American firm has yet to reveal any details.