Automakers typically take different approaches to interacting with consumers. Jeep is the latest automaker to take this tack. The Jeep Wagoneer S all-electric SUV is the upcoming offering from Stellantis’ SUV specialist. While Jeep is currently calling it the Wagoneer S, the automaker is also looking for a better, more appropriate official name to use when it goes on sale. The company has launched a competition for potential nomenclature for the electric SUV. It also promises a $40,000 bounty to whoever whose proposed name is selected. The competition will be held from November 23rd to December 2nd this year. The automaker also launched a website to accept submissions and fill out forms.
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Jeep said the name of its upcoming electric SUV must be within 50 characters. The automaker further added that the grand prize winner will receive a ski trip to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The package includes airfare, lodging, lift tickets, rental, tour guide or guide, and a $1,000 retail store gift card.
Speaking of the Jeep Wagoneer S, it’s an electric SUV that will join the automaker’s lineup in the coming years. The automaker also previewed the Recon, a rugged all-electric SUV heavily influenced by the Jeep Wrangler. The automaker has hinted that the Recon and Wagoneer S will go into U.S. production in 2024.
Reservations for the Jeep Wagoneer S are scheduled to open in early 2023. That could mean the SUV will make its official debut in 2023. Automakers love their new technology-driven products to showcase at events like CES. As such, the electric SUV could make its debut at CES in January next year. However, Jeep hasn’t revealed any details about this yet.
When it comes to the specifications of the Jeep Wagoneer S, it will ride on the automaker’s STLA Large architecture. The SUV may offer peak power of 600 horsepower and a 0-96 km/h sprint in 3.5 seconds. The electric SUV is expected to travel about 650 kilometers on a single charge.
First published date: November 24, 2022 at 12:43pm CST