Back in September, the Jeep® brand held its “4xe Day” presentation where it announced a comprehensive plan for its next generation of fully electric 4xe vehicles as part of a sustainable transformation to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world.
Among the new all-electric teased during the event, Head of Stellantis Design, Ralph Gilles showed off a new midsized all-electric D-segment utility vehicle (D-SUV) for the premium Wagoneer brand. Dubbed the “Wagoneer S”, the D-SUV is focused on expanding the brand’s presence in the premium SUV segment on a global scale.
Based on STLA Large architecture, the newest Wagoneer entry will only be offered as a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). According to Jeep, it will have a target range of 400 miles on a single charge, 600 horsepower, 4×4 capability, and a 0 to 60 mph time of around 3.5-seconds.
The D-SUV will be officially displayed at different auto events next year, with production starting in 2024 in North America.
But Jeep needs the public’s help. In an interview with MotorTrend, Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said he is requesting the help of the Jeep community to officially name the upcoming Wagoneer offering. His plan calls for a contest on social media, with Jeep giving possible names out and gaining feedback for an official announcement.
According to Meunier, the online contest could launch sometime this month. The Jeep CEO told MotorTrend he would like to settle on a new name by year’s end. The announcement could be announced sometime during Q1 2023, as Jeep will have to make sure it can get the trademark rights to whatever name is chosen.
Jeep did say that reservations for the new Wagoneer D-SUV will start sometime in early 2023.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Jeep, gives us the official name at the same time its opens up reservation orders.