Jeep Announces Wrangler-Inspired Recon EV

The all-electric SUV lands in North America in 2024.

Jeep’s all-new, fully electric Recon.Stellantis

Jeep announced the all-new, fully electric Recon at its recent “4xe day.” The four-wheel-drive SUV is heavily inspired by the Wrangler and will be the company’s first all-electric offering. While powertrain details were not discussed, Jeep shared a number of images and pieces of information that make the Recon extremely promising.

The Recon name comes from the Jeep catalog—it was a dedicated off-road package on the JK and JL Wranglers. Jeep showed concept renderings of what the Recon might look like, and it’s right in line with what we would expect from an all-electric, Wrangler-esque off-roader. Tall, boxy looks and an upright seven-slot grille start the parallels; removable doors further the tie-ins. Jeep claims the Recon has “true trail-rated capability” and will come with Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction management system, e-locker axles, skid plates, tow hooks, a one-touch power top, and removable doors and glass. It won’t be called a Wrangler, but the Recon is carrying every bit of that model’s influence.

The news of the upcoming Recon EV SUV piggybacks on that of Jeep partnering with Electrify America to install EV chargers at Windrock Park. While there are still limitations on what electric vehicles can do in the realm of towing, the world’s favorite 4x4 brand is pushing forward to bring zero-emissions four-wheeling to the people. Although the vehicle seen here is the preliminary design, Jeep will show the final version next year ahead of production beginning in 2024 in North America. The Recon will be in major markets around the world and will be available in Europe alongside the all-new, all-electric Jeep Avenger, which lands in 2023. In addition to the Avenger and Recon, Jeep also announced an all-electric Wagoneer S for 2024. The high-end luxury vehicle will reportedly boast 400 miles of range and 600 hp. We hope to hear more about these vehicles in the near future, and similarly cross our fingers that the Recon gets the powertrain from the Wagoneer S.