Jeep Wrangler Magneto EV Concept Unveiled
The new concept Jeep Wrangler Magneto offers insights into the longevity of the iconic American 4×4 in the electrical era.
The Magneto has been unveiled ahead of Moab Jeep Safari this year, where the SUV brand usually introduces strange one-off vehicles. One of the four concepts that headed to Moab in2021, in conjunction with a 1968 Jeep Commando resto-mod variant, is a heavily-modified pickup truck from Gladiator and an open-top pick-up of the traditionally fired Wrangler to honor the model’s heritage.
The Jeep Wrangler Magneto is designed in a striking light blue and white color, with customized styling indications, including a redesigned tailgate, updated lights, and a powerfully designed bonnet. The off-road modifications include a 2,0-inch lift kit, 17-inch wheels, a tire cage, and beefy bumpers covered in 35-inch tires and the winch on the front.
The Magneto single-engine drive is said to be equivalent to Wrangler’s conventional 3.5-liter Pentastar V6 petrol, packaging 285hp, and 370Nm, with 6.8seconds for a period of 0-100kph.
Unusually, the engine is connected to an internal combustion engine and a manual 6-speed transmission. Regenerative deceleration, like the one-speed propagation of a standard EV, also happens while the embrace is in place. This idea would probably be implemented in the upcoming development version at a single-speed setup.
The energy is housed in four chassis battery packs with a total capacity of 70 kWh and 800V hardware for fast charging delivery. This is spread around the chassis for optimum weight distribution. Each is enclosed in a waterproof box to not lessen the Wrangler’s off-road performance and is covered from impacts by custom skid plates (that can wade to depths of up to 30″).
He doesn’t specify a range for the principle of Magneto, but the battery capacity of 70kWh should be adequate for over 354km per charging, which is likely to increase with smaller tires.
The American carmaker recently unveiled the made Indian Jeep Wrangler for Rs 53.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Jeep is just the world’s second-largest manufacturer of the Wrangler in Ranjangaon. Jeep also works on a new SUV with 7 seats for our market (codename: H6) as well as on the local assembly of its next-generation Grand Cherokee in India.