Carlos Tavares, Chief Government Officer of Jeep’s mother or father firm Stellantis, unveiled photos of a brand new Jeep BEV, or Battery Electrical Automobile, which is alleged to debut in 2023. Revealed as a part of the Stellantis’ Dare Ahead 2030 strategic plan presentation, the design hews intently to that of the Jeep Compass and Cherokee fashions, however the scale is difficult to pin down. Given the timeline, we wouldn’t be stunned if it utilized the bones of both of these fashions as the bottom of the brand new unnamed BEV. No particulars concerning the vary, battery dimension and undertaking companions, if any, had been divulged.
The announcement is a well timed one for Jeep, because the model’s foray into electrification has been cautious, restricted up to now to the Wrangler 4xe and the forthcoming Grand Cherokee 4xe. In the meantime, rivals have been ramping up manufacturing of compact and mid-size crossover and SUV EVs, the most recent crop of high-profile fashions together with the well-received Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4, amongst others. Jeep’s sister firm Chrysler revealed the totally purposeful Airflow EV crossover idea earlier this yr, and the sharing of sure powertrain or software program parts is definitely potential.
Stellantis beforehand introduced that it was getting ready hybrid or EV fashions throughout its total portfolio of manufacturers, and hoped to make totally 40% of its North American lineup EV by 2030, together with Doge-branded muscle vehicles. However aside from the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe hybrid and the 2024 Ram pickup EV, the timetable remained largely undefined.
With the announcement of its “Dare Ahead 2030” strategic plan, it seems Stellantis has lastly collated the very best parts of all of its various manufacturers below a single umbrella, no less than for the push into electrification.