With news that Land Rover almost doubled its sales in Australia last year, the local appetite for luxury SUVs has never been stronger. Meaning the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer S looks as aggressive as it does ripe for success when it arrives Down Under in 2025.
Unfortunately for Jeep’s social media team, the announcement of the Jeep Wagoneer S didn’t exactly go to plan after the brand’s official account leaked images of the then-embargoed car. But to their credit, they rolled with the punches and capitalised on the hype around the leak, publishing images highlighting both the exterior and interior of the electric SUV. And at a glance, it looks very promising.
While the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the automaker’s first hybrid electric car, the Jeep Wagoneer S has the distinction of being Jeep’s first fully-electric vehicle, with a muscular profile showcasing some interesting details. From the integrated rear spoilers and slit running day lights, to the illuminated Jeep seven-slot grille and five-spoke wheels, there’s plenty to be excited about — and that’s before we’ve even taken a peek inside.
This week marks the very first occasion the interior has been seen publicly, which features a dashboard with four separate screens and a separate cluster for maps, as well as a high-grade sound system from the folks at McIntosh. While details like range and cost have still yet to be confirmed, the Jeep Wagoneer S will be built on the new STLA Large platform with what is likely a 600-horsepower all-wheel-drive powertrain capable of a 3.5-second sprint time.
With production anticipated to begin towards the end of 2024 and the American market prioritised at launch, it’s understood examples of the Jeep Wagoneer S will begin arriving in Australia around late 2025.