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Jeep Reveals Trailhawk Concept to Prove the 2024 Wagoneer S is a True Off-Roader

2024 Wagoneer S
2024 Wagoneer S (Jeep)

Jeep is gearing up for the launch of its first battery-electric SUV, the 2024 Wagoneer S, but brand loyalists remain skeptical about its authenticity as a true Jeep until it gets the rugged upgrades expected from the brand.

The Wagoneer S Trailhawk concept, introduced in New York alongside the production-ready Launch Edition model, aims to address these concerns with its off-road-ready enhancements. This concept could soon transition into a production model, further solidifying its place in Jeep’s lineup.

The Trailhawk concept was showcased with 31.5-inch Falken Wildpeak AT3W all-terrain tires mounted on 18-inch multi-piece wheels, designed with bridge trusses in mind, featuring exposed hex bolts. Its design includes distinctive elements like orange tow hooks, a laser-cut metal roof rack, and unique fog light patterns.

The seven-slot grille is indirectly illuminated, and the Jeep badge is relocated to the bumper. Although Jeep hasn’t confirmed if the Trailhawk will share the regular Wagoneer S’s 600-horsepower dual-motor powertrain, the Launch Edition boasts impressive performance with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.4 seconds.

2024 Wagoneer S

2024 Wagoneer S (Jeep)

Emulating the ruggedness of its gas-powered Trailhawk siblings, the Wagoneer S Trailhawk includes a Rock mode in its Selec-Terrain drive system and a locking rear axle. It boasts an additional three inches of ground clearance over the standard model.

While specific off-road capabilities like approach and departure angles and fording depths are yet to be detailed, it’s clear that this EV won’t match the extreme off-road prowess of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe plug-in hybrid.

Inside, the Trailhawk’s interior features practical and rugged design elements. Highlights include a passenger-side grab handle humorously dubbed the “holy shit bar” by Stellantis design chief Ralph Gilles, along with map pockets and an open center console equipped with removable straps for added functionality.

The interior also debuts Jeep’s first green-themed design, utilizing new vinyl upholstery that mimics leather and incorporating stone veneer on the dash and doors, eschewing traditional wood trims.

Jeep has yet to finalize whether the Trailhawk will be exclusively electric. The company has already revised its stance on offering the Wagoneer S as an EV-only model, emphasizing “freedom of choice” and “multi-energy options” for its customers.

This approach hints at the possibility of a gas-powered variant, potentially sharing the inline-six engine from the Dodge Charger’s STLA Large platform. Regardless of its power source, the Wagoneer S Trailhawk is poised to deliver a rugged, off-road experience that is in keeping with Jeep’s storied tradition.

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