Jeep has unveiled a concept version of its new Wagoneer S Trailhawk off-road trim to validate its first battery-electric SUV as a genuine Jeep. The concept was showcased in New York alongside the production-ready Launch Edition model which is designed to meet the expectations of the most devoted brand loyalists.

Jeep Unveiled Wagoneer S Trailhawk EV Concept

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The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept is built on the STLA Large platform shared with the standard Wagoneer S.

Although Jeep hasn’t disclosed the specific motors, it’s likely to have the same 100.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack and dual-motor, 600-horsepower drivetrain.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept features a two-inch suspension lift and 31.5-inch all-terrain tires, enhancing its approach, breakover, and departure angles.

Brightly colored tow hooks are installed on the front and rear bumpers and functional air extractors help relieve high-pressure zones in the wheel wells during high-speed travel.

Redesigned fascias with anti-scratch cladding protect the vehicle from damage during off-road adventures.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept includes a Rock mode specifically for low-speed crawling in addition to the standard Auto, Sand, Snow, Eco, and Sport drive modes. A driver-selectable electronic locking rear axle is available for challenging trails.

A new octagon-shaped steering wheel is a centerpiece in the redesigned interior. Behind the gear selector, a red-colored switch panel houses the drive mode and differential lock rockers. A passenger grab handle is included for stability on rough terrain.

The interior features synthetic Mantis Green material with meteorite-inspired real stone veneer accents. Dark metallic Storm Gray accents and Radical Red anodizing provide contrast.

The instrument panel includes a crossbar for passenger stability similar to the Jeep Wrangler with exposed fasteners and 1/4-20 threaded inserts for mounting accessories.

The door cards and center console feature a modular cargo management system with re-configurable elastic straps.

A large open storage bin is available thanks to the flat floor design atop the battery. Additional features include a wireless phone charger and multiple USB outlets.

The seats are aggressive yet maintain a sport-luxury balance, featuring Mantis Green synthetic material with a chevron pattern perforation. Ultraviolet accent stitching and textile decorative piping add to the premium feel.

The exterior is shot in “Bruce” paint with Storm Gray and textured black accents. The hood features an anti-glare black decal with a red hood slat on the passenger side. Flush badging is inspired by modern aircraft.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk’s exterior includes more aggressive and rugged front and rear fascias compared to the standard Wagoneer S.

The nose is angled up where it meets the fenders for additional tire clearance and the lower portion features a more brutish design.

Lower fog lights are machined out of an aluminum bumper with a hexagonal pattern. The rear bumper cover is reshaped for improved departure clearance and additional tow hooks are installed.

A laser-cut aluminum roof rack provides additional functionality without obstructing the view from the dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

While the Wagoneer S Trailhawk is currently a concept, it appears production-ready. Jeep’s Trailhawk formula seen in models like the Grand Cherokee and Compass suggests that the Trailhawk version of the Wagoneer S could be introduced soon.

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If the Trailhawk version reaches production, it is expected to cost an additional $5,000 to $10,000 on top of the $73,790 price tag of the 2024 Wagoneer S.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept has an extra three inches of ground clearance compared to the standard model. Equipped with 31.5-inch-tall Falken Wildpeak AT3W all-terrain tires on 18-inch multi-piece wheels, secured with exposed hex bolts inspired by bridge trusses.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk features orange tow hooks, a laser-cut metal roof rack and patterned fog lights for added functionality and aesthetics.

The iconic seven-slot grille is illuminated indirectly from the top of each slot and features a more rugged pattern.

The Jeep badge has been moved to the bumper as a decal. Additional cutouts in the front fenders smooth the air in high-speed conditions.

Specific angles, fording depths, and other important off-road specifications are yet to be disclosed but are expected to be competitive.

The passenger-side grab handle, humorously dubbed the “holy shit bar” by Stellantis design chief Ralph Gilles. Map pockets held together by removable straps and an open center console with more straps make the interior resemble a backpack.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk features Jeep’s first green interior with new vinyl upholstery that simulates leather and stone veneer on the dash and doors as wood has been banned for this model.

While Jeep has not confirmed if the Trailhawk will have the same 600-horsepower dual-motor powertrain as the regular Wagoneer S, the standard model promises a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.4 seconds.

The electric Wagoneer S Trailhawk includes a Rock mode in its Selec-Terrain drive-mode system and a locking rear axle for improved off-road capabilities.

Jeep has walked back plans to sell the Wagoneer S exclusively as an EV. Customers will have “freedom of choice” with “multi-energy options,” indicating availability with an inline-six engine similar to its STLA Large platform-mate.

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Jeep CEO Antonio Filosa announced that the Wagoneer S would feature several trims with the fully loaded Launch Edition arriving first at a starting price of $71,995. The Wagoneer S is set to be available at dealerships in the US and Canada starting this fall (2024).

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk Launch Edition packs 600 hp and 617 lb-ft of torque, enabling a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds. The electric SUV is expected to feature over 300 miles of range.

Powered by a 400V, 100 kWh battery pack, the Wagoneer S can charge from 20% to 80% in 23 minutes using a DC fast charger.

Built on the STLA Large platform, shared with the upcoming electric Dodge Charger, but specifically tuned for the Wagoneer S.

The electric drive modules provide instant torque independently to the front and rear wheels. Designed for efficiency, the Wagoneer S has a CD of 0.29, the lowest of any Jeep vehicle with features like flush door handles and a rear wing to reduce drag.

The interior has a massive “best-in-class” screen with more than 45 inches of usable space including a 10.25-inch interactive screen for the front passenger.

The latest version of Jeep’s infotainment system, UConnect 5 provides responsive and visible displays for EV-specific features like charge level and battery health.

A 19-speaker McIntosh premium audio system offers a great experience with a 1,160-watt amp and a 12-inch subwoofer. The Wagoneer S is the only EV in its segment with standard heated and ventilated rear seats.

The vehicle will benefit from over-the-air updates, allowing continuous improvements and new features. Buyers are automatically enrolled in Jeep Wave, a premium loyalty program offering benefits like worry-free maintenance and dedicated 24/7 support.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept features a lifted suspension for better ground clearance and off-road performance. Embedded tow hooks in the front and rear provide additional utility for off-road adventures. Functional air extractors are designed for high-pressure environments.

The hood decal is anti-glare, improving visibility in various conditions. A dual-panel panoramic sunroof allows for an open-air experience.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept is shown in a special-edition Bruce exterior color. The interior features Mantis-green material and meteorite-inspired real stone veneer.

The Selec-Terrain system gains a sixth mode, Rock, specifically for off-road conditions. The redesigned steering wheel includes special grips at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions for better control during off-road driving.

The door and center console incorporate a new cargo management system with elastic straps for secure storage. The center console features a large open storage bin with a wireless phone charger and USB outlets.

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