Jeep® enthusiasts and automotive aficionados alike are eagerly anticipating the dawn of a new era in the off-road landscape with the imminent arrival of the 2025 Jeep® Recon (EJ). Pioneering its way into the North American market, this all-electric marvel is poised to redefine adventure, bridging the gap between renowned models like the Grand Cherokee (WL74) and the iconic Wrangler Unlimited (JL).
Set to roll off the assembly line next year, the Recon heralds a groundbreaking departure from the conventional, bearing the distinction of being the first all-electric Jeep model designed for the North American market. Shrouded in intrigue, Jeep has meticulously crafted the Recon, positioning it as a trailblazer in the brand’s lineup, uniquely combining the essence of the Grand Cherokee’s sophistication with the legendary prowess of the Wrangler.
Embracing the STLA Large architecture, the Recon stands as a testament to innovation, presenting a unibody construction distinct from the Wrangler’s body-on-frame design. Unlike its counterparts, this formidable SUV forsakes the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) route, embracing a singular focus as a battery-electric vehicle (BEV).
Channeling the spirit of the Cherokee (XJ), the Recon’s boxy yet alluring styling is set to captivate enthusiasts. Boasting a spacious interior accommodating five passengers, the Recon sets itself apart in the competitive D-segment SUV category. Drawing inspiration from the Wrangler, it offers the hallmark of authentic Jeep open-air freedom, featuring a one-touch powertop, removable doors, and removable glass elements.
Dispelling any doubts about its off-road capabilities, the Recon proudly earns its “Trail-Rated” Jeep badge. Adeptly equipped with the Jeep Selec-Terrain management system, it will offer up to five terrain modes—Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand—delivering unparalleled traction across diverse landscapes. Further amplifying its off-road prowess will be features such as e-locker axle technology, Wrangler-like underbody protection, tow hooks, and robust off-road tires.
Jeep’s bold proclamation about the Recon’s capability to navigate the formidable Rubicon Trail—a daunting challenge even for seasoned off-road vehicles—commands attention. What’s more astonishing is its ability to conquer this trail and still retain enough range to return to civilization for a recharge.
The Recon should leverage its dual EDM layout to offer slightly more horsepower than the Wrangler 4xe, estimated to surpass 400 horsepower. Higher end models are said to get outputs closer to 600 horsepower. The adaptability of the STLA Large architecture supports both 400-volt and 800-volt charging options, catering to various price brackets.
According to our sources, no less than three trim models will be offered for the Recon lineup. From the entry-level Sport to the ruggedly trail-conquering Moab—a nod to the famed Jeep haven in Utah—these models promise to cater to diverse preferences. The Moab trim name, previously featured on a limited edition 2018 Wrangler model, signals a commitment to heritage and the brand’s off-road prowess.
Our sources also indicated the the new electrified Jeep SUV will be produced at the Toluca Assembly Plant in Mexico alongside the all-new ultra-luxurious electric Wagoneer S (KX) and the forthcoming next-generation Jeep Cherokee (KM).
We expect the Recon to make its official debut around Q2 2024. It should make it to dealers, sometime in Q4 2024.