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Jeep Wrangler EV Coming in 2028, New Mid-Sized Trucks in 2027

Jeep Wrangler EV Coming in 2028, New Mid-Sized Trucks in 2027

Jeep Wrangler EV details have been revealed in the United Auto Workers new Stellantis contract following a weeks-long strike. Stellantis and the UAW have reached a preliminary agreement to end the strike that halted production at multiple factories nationwide. While specific details are being finalized, a leaked document circulating on social media reveals Stellantis’s roadmap for transitioning its primarily truck-focused lineup to electric power, signaling a significant shift in their approach.

Jeep’s Wrangler will continue its JL generation at the Toledo Assembly Complex until 2028. The 4xe plug-in hybrid will get an upgrade in 2025. The next-gen Wrangler, the J70, will debut in 2028 as an electric or plug-in hybrid off-roader. The new plug-in setup will differ from the current 4xe, functioning as a series hybrid where the motor serves as a generator to recharge the battery, instead of directly powering the wheels.

Speculation is High on What Models Will Accompany the Jeep Wrangler EV

The Jeep Gladiator pickup and its JT generation will keep on truckin’ until 2028. An electric upgrade is expected in 2025. However, the Toledo plant isn’t listing a next-gen Gladiator. Instead, Stellantis is revving things up with a $1.5 billion investment in the Belvidere, Illinois factory to build new midsize trucks by 2027.

Looks like both Jeep and Dodge are joining the party, maybe even bringing back the legendary Dakota. Powertrain details aren’t spilled, but they’re aiming for an annual production of 80,000 to 100,000 units. They’re charging ahead with a new battery plant in Belvidere, bringing a jaw-dropping $3.2 billion investment to the table.

In 2025, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models will receive updates, with further enhancements planned for 2027. A new variant of these models will debut at the Warren Truck Assembly in 2025. It will utilize the advanced STLA Frame platform also found in the upcoming RAM 1500 REV. Initially, this variant will feature a plug-in hybrid setup with extended range capabilities. Meanwhile, an all-electric model on the same platform is expected to join the lineup by 2027.

Production of the electric Ram 1500 REV will start at Sterling Heights factory in 2024. Plans for a range-extender model, confirmed by the company’s CEO, are also mentioned in the document. The gas-powered truck is set for an update in 2024. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, including the two-row and three-row L models, will keep rolling off the line at the Detroit Assembly Complex until 2027.