Harry Leahey

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Jeep has announced three new all-electric SUVs which are due to reach showrooms by 2025. 

With the introduction of the Avenger, Recon as well as an updated Wagoneer, Jeep says it aims to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.

To help achieve this, Jeep wants all of its new models sold in Europe to be electric by 2030. One of them will be the Jeep Avenger. 

Designed in Italy and built in Poland, the Avenger will be the first of the new models to make a public debut at the upcoming Paris Motorshow on October 17, which is when the order books will open. 

Ralph Gilles, Jeep’s global design chief, says the Avenger takes some exterior cues from the Renegade, which sits above it in the range.

He said: "It was designed in Italy for a reason. These cars exist in cities, they go up kerbs, they need body armour. But it also has Renegade elements like the tail lamps and grille."

Not much is known about performance, apart from a target range of 250 miles.

The second model to be sold in Europe is the more rugged Jeep Recon, shown in three colours: khaki, hi-viz green and gunmetal. Unlike the Avenger, the Recon will have removable doors as well as a ‘seven element’ grill at the front.

To help owners find the best places to take advantage of its off-road capabilities, Jeep says it will come loaded with the Uconnect software from Stellantis, which gives detailed travel guides for some off-road trails.

To tackle them, the Recon will ride on large off-road tyres, under-body protection, as well as Jeep’s Selec-Terrain traction management system, which provides driving modes for different road surfaces and situations.

Like the Avenger, Jeep has released little information on its performance. However, it’s claimed it has the capability to cross the 22-mile off-road Rubicon Trail - located in the Sierra Nevada region of North America, with enough energy to drive back to town to recharge.

More is known about Jeep’s third new all-electric model - the Wagoneer S. Producing up to 600 bhp, the Wagoneer will accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, and is expected to deliver a range of 400 miles on a full charge.

With a more slick, less squarish design, the Wagoneer S BEV will be displayed to the public next year, before production starts in 2024 in North America.

Jeep says its all-electric product offensive will be joined by a fourth model by 2025, which could be a mid-sized electric alternative to its Compass or Cherokee models. 

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Harry Leahey 19/01/23