Jeep on the ‘Stellantis EV Day 2021’ revealed the brand’s electrification plans. The company announced that it would be introducing an electric version of each of its SUVs. Jeep plans to bring the electric versions by 2025. But new reports suggest that the American brand has already started work on a new fully-electric compact SUV.
The brand will position the full-electric compact SUV below the entry-level Jeep Renegade. But no further details of the SUV are revealed. Jeep in the past also announced that Jeep would sell the range of electric vehicles alongside the plug-in hybrid cars in the USA and European markets. The brand aims to sell 70% of its products with electrified powertrains by 2025.
STLA or e-CMP
Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, also recently introduced the STLA electric platforms to increase green emission sales. But the STLA electric platform will arrive in 2026, which leads to speculation that the brand will use the e-CMP platform for the upcoming Jeep electric compact SUV.
Jeep Electric SUV Range
Hypothetically, if the Jeep electric compact SUV uses the STLA Small EV, the compact SUV will have around 500 km of range. This is approximately 160 km more than the e-CMP architecture. Both the platforms can accommodate battery sizes equal to or more than 37 kWh. What size battery the brand will equip is still a question.
Design and Features
While design details of the vehicle are not available, speculations are that the new Jeep compact electric SUV will come with typical Jeep design traits. The SUV is likely to come with a Jeep 7-slated grille design, a clamshell bonnet, butch and upright fascia, short front and rear overhangs, trapezoidal wheel arches etc. The compact SUV is also likely to come with roomy interiors, commanding driving position, touchscreen infotainment and digital instruments cluster. The brand is also likely to offer other creature comfort features such as electrically adjustable seats, automatic HVAC etc.