Confirmed: Jeep Renegade to Come Back in 2027 as Cheap EV

Jeep, which axed the Renegade small crossover at the end of the 2023 model year due to poor sales, will bring it back in 2027 as a fully electric vehicle. CEO Antonio Filosa confirmed the news during Stellantis’ Investor Day on Thursday.

To be clear, this is the affordable EV priced at around $25,000 USD that the automaker’s top boss, Carlos Tavares, hinted at a week earlier. It’s not immediately clear if the price includes government incentives or not, however.

Gas-powered and hybrid variants are not ruled out—and you surely know why—but for now the electric Renegade is the only one that’s part of the plan.

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In order to be that cheap, the vehicle will employ a lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, which is less costly to manufacture. The problem is that neither Jeep nor Stellantis currently builds LFP packs in the U.S.

Further details about the future Renegade will be shared in the coming months or early next year.

Meanwhile, the Investor Day presentation highlighted Jeep’s projected lineup for 2027. As you can see on the graphic below, the Wrangler, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will all receive a mid-cycle update (a second for the Wrangler and Gladiator).

The electric Wagoneer S will hit the market this fall and be followed by the Recon. In 2025, plug-in hybrid variants of the Gladiator, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will debut. Later, Jeep will introduce the aforementioned Renegade EV along with the next-generation Compass, which will be built in Ontario and electrified in one way or another.

As for the mystery vehicle identified as a “New Mainstream UV,” it likely is the Cherokee whose return was all but confirmed recently. Jeep wants to bring back a volume seller in the lineup.

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