MILAN -- Jeep will launch a full- electric variant of its upcoming entry-level SUV in early 2023, just a few months after the automaker is expected to launch combustion-engine versions of the vehicle.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares revealed pictures of the SUV during a presentation of the automaker's Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan on Tuesday.
The small EV "is a first of a number of battery-electric vehicle launches by Jeep that will cover every SUV segment by 2025," Tavares said.
From 2024, all Jeep launches, even in the U.S., will include an EV, he added.
"Electrification will amplify Jeep's core brand attitudes," Tavares said.
According to industry sources, the full-electric Jeep will be built in Poland on a variant of the former PSA Group E-CMP platform, which currently underpins Peugeot 208 and 2008, Opel Corsa and Mokka, Citroen C4, and DS3 Crossback.
A Fiat brand crossover and Alfa Romeo SUV will follow on the platform.
The new model will help "expand the brand's reach and take the next step to achieving Jeep's vision of zero-emissions freedom," Jeep said in a statement.
During the strategy presentation, Tavares did not reveal any technical or pricing details about the new Jeep EV.