New 2023 Jeep EV crossover revealed in first undisguised shots
Jeep will be accelerating the electrification of its lineup with an entry-level SUV to sit under the Jeep Renegade – and the electric version was taken without disguise during a film shoot.
The name of the American marque’s new model has yet to be revealed and details are scarce, but it is expected to be related to the 2008 Peugeot, given similarities in size and positioning, and platform-sharing agreements. form in place at Stellantis, the parent company of both.
This all-electric version should therefore be a close relation to the electric Peugeot E-2008 – and is designed to use Stellantis’ CMP architecture, as used for EV and combustion versions of the size Vauxhall Mokka and DS 3 Crossback similar.
The EV was showcased earlier this year as part of a high-profile electrification strategy presentation given by Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares (below), and this newly spotted production-ready version seems staying largely true to that rendering – with steeply flared arches, Jeep’s seven-slot grille, thick black upholstery and two-tone paint.
It’s significantly more urban than Jeep’s full-size SUVs, and could even be fielded as a replacement for the Renegade, which is approaching its eighth birthday.
Jeep CEO Christian Meunier recently confirmed that the company will add an all-electric model in “every major SUV segment” by 2025, when 70% of its global sales will be electrified.
The baby SUV will sit at the bottom of the range, as part of a five-car lineup. It will also be offered in hybrid form – as predicted by recently spotted test mules with visible tailpipes.