Electric vehicles are making a mark in almost every market segment. They can be found in all classes of vehicles, including full-size pickup trucks, station wagons, and luxury SUVs. But the 2024 Jeep Recon is going to rock. The four-wheel-drive Recon EV, a mid-size electric SUV, is inspired by the Wrangler4xe plug-in hybrid.
It has a power-folding roof and removable doors. The Ford Bronco is the only pony that can do such tricks, other than the Wrangler. The first images show a tailgate-mounded spare, but no details about price, range, battery size, or total power output have been revealed. Details such as an illuminated 7-slot front grille and meaty BFGoodrich A/A rubber can be seen.
There is also seating for up 5 people on top of rubberized flooring. As our Jeep Recon information mission continues, we’ll be updating this space. We are still waiting for the Recon EV to arrive at its initial production date, which is expected sometime in 2024.
What’s new for 2024?
As one of the two new electric models to join the Jeep lineup, the Recon EV will join the Wagoneer EV. We expect the Jeep Recon EV to fit into the mid-size SUV category. It will be approximately the same size as the Jeep Wrangler and two-row Grand Cherokee. Jeep claims that reservations will open for the Recon EV in early 2023, with a production date in 2024.
Jeep is known for making off-road vehicles that are capable and reliable. Many of its rivals can only dream about catching up to a Jeep off-road. The Wrangler is the most capable off-road vehicle among all Jeep creations. The vehicle was originally designed in World War II. It received its “Wrangler” moniker in 1978. It has been in production since 1978 and is currently in its fourth generation. Jeep has a loyal following that loves the brand and the cars it makes.
The Wrangler has seen many changes over the years. The Wrangler has seen many changes over the years, including modernization in its aesthetics and more efficient engines. The vehicle is still a popular choice, but market forces forced Jeep to rethink the models it makes. Many parts of the world are moving towards mandatory electrification. In the next decade, sales of new combustion-engined vehicles will be prohibited.
The brand has developed a new EV platform and will bring several new models to market. The models are powered solely by electric motors and batteries. They have the potential to change the course of Jeep’s history. These are high stakes. Let’s take a look at one of the most important models available, the retro-inspired Recon EV.
The brand’s iconic Wrangler has been heavily influenced by the design of the 2024 Jeep Recon. Although the Recon won’t replace the Wrangler, much of its design and philosophy is influenced by the iconic off-roader. Modern SUVs are known for their sleek, curvy designs. However, the Recon is unabashedly boxy. The Wrangler was also designed for the model. The Recon features a modern version of the iconic seven-slot grille with LED backlighting. Other design influences include chunky bumpers and a two-box silhouette. Also, the Recon can fit rugged, high-profile tires.
Jeep has yet to release information about the retail price of the Recon. The strong relationship between the Recon and the Wrangler could be explained by a closer look at the pricing structure for that model. The Recon will likely be more expensive because EVs tend to be more expensive than their Internal Combustion Engine-powered counterparts.
The entry-level Wrangler costs just $32,000 while the Rubicon 392 ranges from $84,290 to $84,290. For the best indication, we might look at the PHEV models, which combine the power of a combustion engine with electric power. The Sahara 4xe, which is the cheapest, starts at $58,640. While the Rubicon 4xe, which has a higher specification, starts at $62,380. Due to the additional development and manufacturing costs of a fully-electric powertrain, the Recon will likely start at a higher price than the hybrid.
Engine & Specs
The 2024 Jeep Recon was designed around an EV powertrain. The vehicle will use an entirely new chassis called “STLA”. There will be four versions of the STLA. These versions will be able to accommodate the various sizes of electrified Jeep models.
Recon’s off-road capabilities will not be affected by the use of electric architecture. Jeep designed the Recon specifically for this purpose. It will have trail-rated capabilities and selected terrain management systems. Therefore, even harsh environments shouldn’t be a problem. A comprehensive underbody protection system will protect expensive batteries from any damage. The Recon will have a high beltline to ensure good ground clearance and incorporate the batteries.
The suspension system was designed to handle the heavy electric powertrain while still providing good travel. With an independent suspension system, the Wrangler’s on-road behavior should be better than that of the Wrangler. The Recon will use a unibody structure, which is different from the Wrangler. This provides high strength and resilience. We can almost guarantee that Jeep will equip the Recon with an all-wheel drive system, given its off-road ambitions. The vehicle will have the ability to retract its roof and remove its doors, much like the Wrangler.
Although final powertrain specifications are yet to be determined, the STLA Large platform is capable of supporting batteries up to 100kW. Another Jeep EV, the “Wagoneer S”, is expected to offer an impressive 400-mile range and generate 600 hp. Jeep claims that 0-60 mph can be achieved in 3.5 seconds. These figures demonstrate the brand’s capabilities, even though the Wagoneer is more road-focused that the Recon. We should therefore be able to get quite excited about the Recon’s performance credentials.
2024 Jeep Recon Expected
The order books will open in 2023 and production is expected to start in 2024. There aren’t any details yet about when the Recon will be delivered to its buyers. We will need to wait until Jeep has finalized these details.
It will be interesting to watch how the demand for different models develops, with the Wrangler still on sale (including its 4xe PHEV variants). Jeep owners have been loyal Jeep fans for many years and may not be able to accept the change in power source.
Although Jeep has not yet revealed the Recon EV’s starting price, we believe it to be higher than the gasoline-powered Wrangler. We think the Recon EV’s off-road capabilities will mean that it could be similar to the Wrangler’s trim system. It would start with Sport trim, and then quickly increase in price and luxury until it reaches a Sahara High Altitude model. We’ll update this article with information about the Recon EV’s price and features as soon as we know more.
Jeep executives stressed that the Wrangler will remain the brand’s flagship off-road vehicle and that the Recon was not intended to replace it. Meunier emphasized that the Wrangler will always be the Wrangler, the iconic model of the Jeep. It’s quite clear. The Wrangler is the best among the best; it’s the most skilled.
The Jeep Recon, along with the Wagoneer s, will be the first of two new electric SUVs to launch in North America. Reservations will open in 2023 with deliveries starting in 2024. Prices and range will be revealed closer to the launch. The two SUVs will be made in the USA, making them eligible for the federal electric car tax credit. Jeep will be adding a fully electric model to the North American lineup by 2025. The Avenger EV will also be sold abroad.