Days of good-old internal-combustion engines are numbered, even in the segment of tough off-roaders. Even models like Wrangler will need to turn to all-electric power at some point in the future and the company already started to work on potential design solutions. We already saw the Magneto concept and now, there is a new concept, that brings a pretty interesting design approach. The model is called the 2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ and although it probably won’t enter serial production, it clearly shows the direction the future Wrangler EV could go.
Namely, this concept combines modern technical solutions with classic design. As the name suggests, it mimics the old Jeep CJ, which was produced way before Wranlger, as an open-body off-road vehicle, designed mainly for military purposes. Of course, there are numerous upgrades, while the drivetrain comes with some pretty interesting design solutions.
2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ Design
First of all, there is the design of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ, which looks pretty interesting. As we already mentioned, it closely resembles the old CJ off-road vehicle, so you can easily notice the same aesthetics and the same body style, all packed in a little bit more modern layout. There is a pretty nice Copper Canyon finish in a combination with gloss black and Surf Blue details. Also, there are JK Rubicon bumpers, and we also like the LED fog lamps very much. Of course, there are massive skid plates and other underbody protection, also borrowed from the current-generation Wrangler Rubicon.
The vehicle looks old-school but comes equipped with tons of important off-road hardware. Some of the highlights are goodies like 18-inch Black Rhino Solid wheels, wrapped in 35-inch all-terrain tires. Also, there are things like a 2-inch suspension kit, Dana crate axles etc.
2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ Drivetrain
The drivetrain is certainly one of the most interesting aspects of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ. There is a 400-volt scalable drive module, with a total output of 268 horsepower. What’s particularly interesting about this setup is that there is no electric motor mounted directly on the axle. Instead, the drivetrain is similar to traditional ones that are used with internal-combustion engines, so the power is sent to all wheels, while there is also a two-speed transfer case, so you can quickly change gear ratios.
The electric motor gets fed from a 24-module battery pack that’s located in the back area of the cabin. The officials didn’t come up with any numbers regarding capacity, range or charging speed.
On the inside, there is a pretty interesting combination of modern and old-school. Of course, there is a classic CJ dashboard, with a super-simple layout. However, the rest of the cabin looks more modern and borrows many parts from the current-generation Wrangler. This particularly refers to the center console, which features the same design and the familiar rotary shifter.
On the other hand, there is a custom steering wheel, as well as new custom seats with Sedoso cloth with Surf Blue accents. This concept includes a roll cage, as well as a bikini top, and Mopar all-weather floor mats.
As we’ve just mentioned, the battery is located in the back part of the cabin. So, the concept accommodates just two people at the front. We presume that this is one of the main issues to be solved before the serial Wrangler EV arrives someday.
2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ Production
Although the 2024 Jeep Wrangler CJ probably won’t enter serial production, we have no doubt that this Mopar iteration showcases some pretty interesting solutions that could be used in the future, for the all-electric Wranlger, which will certainly arrive in the future. The company already presented two Wrangler Magneto Concepts, which clearly indicates that Jeep engineers are seriously working on the full electrification of the iconic off-roader.