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New Jeep Wagoneer S to step up the brand’s luxury SUV game

The new Jeep Wagoneer S is sleek, luxurious and fully-electric, and it’s taking aim at the big German brands

While Jeep’s first electric car, the Avenger, is a small and somewhat humble offering, the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer S sits at the opposite end of the scale. This is a fully-fledged luxury electric SUV that’s similar in size to a Range Rover Velar, and it even packs a fair bit of performance punch thanks to its dual-motors churning out 600bhp and 800Nm of torque

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The Wagoneer S will also be the first Stellantis product in Europe to sit on the STLA-L platform, which means petrol and hybrid power could also make an appearance further down the line.

Even if it stays purely-electric, the Wagoneer S will still have to see off some very well established luxury barges. SUVs like the BMW iX and Audi Q8 e-tron already make for some notable rivals, while a number of imminent newcomers like the BMW Neue Klasse X SUV and Audi Q6 e-tron will only turn up the heat.

As part of its efforts to charm European buyers, Jeep has given the Wagoneer S a noticeably sleek appearance, rather than the chunky and blocky styling which it is usually known for. Of course, this isn’t only an attempt to boost its visual appeal, but it’s designed to improve efficiency, too. Drivers will also be able to decouple the rear axle when it’s not needed in order to further reduce battery drain. 

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Things are much more sophisticated on the inside, too, as the Jeep Wagoneer S’s interior is adorned with more luxurious materials than in posh Jeeps of the past. At the centre of the gloss black and aluminium dashboard is a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and this is accompanied by a digital instrument cluster and passenger display screen. Traditionalists will also be pleased as there are some physical switches, too.

At the heart of the Wagoneer S is a 100kWh battery, and we expect this to have an official claimed range of around 300 miles. Jeep is yet to announce charging speeds, but it has stated that an 80 per cent charge from a DC rapid charger should take around 28 minutes.

The Jeep Wagoneer S will make its debut in the USA later this year, and it’s then expected to make its way over to European shores in early 2026. Prices are yet to be announced, but we’re expecting the starting figure to sit around the £75,000 mark.

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