Jeep® To Hold A Naming Contest For It’s Newest Wagoneer Offering!

Jeep CEO, Tells MotorTrend Contest Could Happen As Soon As This Month...

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.

2024 Jeep® Wagoneer D-SUV Battery-Electric Vehicle. (Jeep).

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.

2024 Jeep® Wagoneer D-SUV Battery-Electric Vehicle. (Jeep).

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.

2024 Jeep® Wagoneer D-SUV Battery-Electric Vehicle. (Jeep).

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.

Source: MotorTrend

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I like the idea of a luxury mid Size Wagoneer with one absolute, it must have a gasoline engine. Hope Jeep come through with this SUV for the masses who do NOT want electric power. They are said to be spinning off the next Cherokee from this Wagoneer. Rather have the luxury Wagoneer but will settle for gas Cherokee if necessary. Electric = Failure

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I was fine with Wagoneer S

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If Jeep repeats history from the 1980s, there will be a Cherokee and and a Wagoneer. It could be the Cherokee name will be axed to appease the woke mob, but like the contemporary Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it is only trim and price tag which separates the two name tags. I don't know what Jeep will call either the Wagoneer S or an equivalent sub-trim Cherokee replacement model, but there must be an ICE option somewhere in the mix. The marketing department at Jeep loves option packages, so I suspect one can have a respectable amount of luxury touches in the sub-variant.

Electric = Failure

You're right Bill. The funny thing is, if the Abarth EV was on sale tomorrow in my zip code, I would buy one. My state isn't even among the ones banning ICE power. The Pooh-bahs of certain regions in North America dictate only battery electric power trains should be built and sold in their domains. Battery electrics won't fail because the public won't buy them, EVs will fail because the public HAS to buy them. This is why I hesitate about owning an EV, they are a phenomenon being driven by politics and not engineering.

I wonder about the Jeep Recon. Will Jeep only sell it as a battery electric, or will there be a hybrid option? Stellantis builds enough three cylinder engines globally, they should even be able to come up with a range extended EV.

My name for the Wagoneer S is Mikado. The reason I'm choosing that name is because its power-train has been decided upon by the dictates of a Grand Pooh-bah.

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Good Jesus, stop whining about the EVs here, this isn't the spot it is at your local legislator and if yesterday was any indicator that direction isn't changing. IT IS WHAT IT.

Reality check, unless there is two lines in a facility ICE and EV are too different to run down the same capacity. The question is how manty EV Coachworks can run down the same line. Could Recon, whatever this is, Airflow, and Grand Cherokee all run down the same capacity>

I like Cascade because it is a mountain pass and a mountain range. I perfer Cherokee and would make more sense now as it smaller version. I take my great great grandmother would be proud of the name but I think the political correct will win out given the company is run by the French.

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