By SEMA Editors
Stellantis unveiled the ’24 Jeep Wrangler and all-new, all-elecric ’25 Ram 1500 REV this week at the New York International Auto Show.
’24 Jeep Wrangler
The new ’24 Jeep Wrangler builds on its history with a combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced powertrains, on- and off-road dynamics and a host of safety and advanced technology features.
New for the ’24 model year, the Wrangler features its first full-float Dana rear axle, available 100:1 crawl ratio, new factory Warn winch and increased 5,000-lb. tow capability. Inside, customers get to experience more comfort and safety, with a new interior featuring available power front seats, standard 12.3-in. Uconnect 5 touchscreen radio and standard side curtain airbags in the first and second rows.
“The new ’24 Jeep Wrangler is an illustration of how powerful the Jeep community is and how they keep driving improvements based on their expectations of greater capability, advanced technology and more refinement,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “With the plug-in 4xe playing a lead role in the lineup, the new Wrangler takes the best and makes it better, with even more legendary 4x4 capability, thanks to our first full-float Dana rear axle that makes it possible for Wrangler owners to easily upsize tires; a more advanced and comfortable interior with a standard 12.3-in. touchscreen and available power seats tested for water fording; more safety and technology, including standard side-curtain airbags; and a stylish, fresh take on the iconic seven-slot grille that keeps the overall design true to the original.”
From the 49 MPGe electrified 4xe plug-in hybrid to the V8-powered 470hp Rubicon 392, the new ’24 Jeep Wrangler offers diverse powertrain options. The advanced 4xe lineup and high-performance Rubicon 392 come exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0L and 3.6L gas engines offer both a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Every Wrangler model’s Trail Rated badge reflects a spec list that includes Dana solid front and rear axles, two-speed transfer case, traction control, tow hooks (two front, one rear), four-wheel disc brakes, four skid plates and a minimum tire size of 32 in. The Wrangler’s full-float construction enables a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. on Rubicon 2.0L and 3.6L automatic models.
New for 2024, Wrangler Rubicon models are available with a factory-installed 8,000-lb.-capacity Warn winch mounted in a steel front bumper with removable end caps. Also for 2024, the Wrangler Willys steps up 4x4 capability with a newly standard Tru-Lok rear locker, steel rock rails, trailer tow and heavy-duty electrical group, plus larger 33-in. tires. The Willys 4xe adds the Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with a 4LO ratio of 2.72:1.
For 2024, Wrangler continues to use the five-link coil suspension setup. Wrangler’s front suspension features two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal control and a cross car track bar for lateral axle control. The five-link rear suspension features a similar layout to the front suspension, with two upper and two lower high-strength steel control arms for longitudinal axle control, and a track bar for lateral axle control.
The front and rear full-width high-strength steel track bars are positioned to control lateral movement of the axle with minimal angle change during suspension travel. The shocks are tuned for optimum balance between on-road handling and legendary off-road capability, delivering ideal ride comfort, body-roll control and dynamic handling. On Wrangler Rubicon models, an electronic front sway-bar disconnect is featured to provide additional wheel travel when the terrain calls for it.
Multiple open-air freedom options, including a new standard premium soft-top, two available hardtops (black and body color), exclusive Sky One-Touch powertop, Sunrider for Hardtop and dual-door group with half doors, mean there are dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations so Wrangler customers can customize their off-road adventure to their specific needs.
Wrangler is also available in 10 exterior colors, including: Anvil (NEW), Earl, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Silver Zynith, High Velocity, Hydro Blue, Sarge, Bright White and black.
Inside, an all-new 12.3-in. touchscreen houses the fifth-generation Uconnect 5 system and sits prominently atop the center stack, right above the new slim rectangular inboard air vent. The outboard air vents retain their signature circular shape. Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that will allow the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features and services.
Wrangler adds two new plug-in hybrid models for the ’24 model year: Wrangler Sport S 4xe and Wrangler Rubicon X. Featuring the 375hp and 470-lb.-ft. of torque plug-in powertrain that returns 21 miles of all-electric range and 49 MPGe, the Sports S 4xe features a standard 12.3-in. digital touchscreen, power windows and door locks, adaptive cruise control with stop, forward collision warning, side curtain airbags, remote keyless entry, premium soft-top, 20-in. aluminum wheels and Gorilla glass windshield.
Also new for 2024 is the Rubicon X model. Available with both gas and 4xe powertrains, the new Rubicon X adds capability, style and technology to the upper levels of the Wrangler lineup.
Based on the Rubicon, the premium Rubicon X adds a 12.3-inch digital touchscreen with navigation, 12-way power adjustable front seats, nine-speaker premium Alpine audio system and Nappa leather seats on the inside. Meanwhile, a Rock-Trac full-time transfer case, integrated off-road camera, steel bumpers, body-color hardtop and body-color fender flares take care of business on the outside.
The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency and eliminates range anxiety with 49 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), while delivering 21 miles of pure-electric operation for most daily commutes and hours on the trail.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe powertrain integrates two electric motors and a 400-volt battery pack with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged, 2.0L four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This configuration maximizes the efficiency of the hybrid propulsion components and mates them with the Wrangler’s driveline.
New for 2024, all Wrangler 4xe models offer a Jeep 4xe Power Box that features four 120-volt outlets with 30 amps of total output, allowing the battery pack to power external devices such as phones and tablets.
The ’24 Jeep Wrangler will be available in Sport, Willys, Sahara, High Altitude, Rubicon and Rubicon 392 models. Ordering is open now and vehicles will start to arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships later in 2023. The ’24 Jeep Wrangler will also be available in markets around the world.
For more information, visit www.jeep.com.
’25 Ram 1500 REV
The all-new, all-electric ’25 Ram 1500 REV—the first battery-electric light-duty pickup from Ram Truck—made its world debut this week at the New York International Auto Show.
“The all-electric Ram 1500 REV is a monumental milestone on our continued journey to offer the industry’s best electrified solutions and further fortifies our award-winning lineup,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO–Stellantis. “We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers and will continue to redefine the pickup truck segment. Our all-new Ram 1500 REV pushes past the competition in areas customers care about most, including range, towing, payload and charge time.”
The ’25 Ram 1500 REV will offer customers two all-electric options, including a standard 168-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack with a targeted range of up to 350 miles and an optional 229-kWh, large battery pack with a targeted range of up to 500 miles. Both can add up to 110 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kWh.
Vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid bi-directional charging affords the Ram 1500 REV the flexibility to charge another Stellantis battery-electric vehicle or provide power back to the grid. The truck can also send power to a home during a storm, run the tailgate party or provide power at the camp or jobsite. An onboard power panel in the bed can provide up to 7.2 kW while an available onboard power panel in the front trunk (frunk) provides up to 3.6 kW.
Other targeted performance figures include a 0–60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, 654 hp and 620 lb.-ft. of torque, up to 24 in. of water fording, up to 14,000 lbs. towing and a maximum payload capacity of 2,700 lbs.
The ’25 Ram 1500 REV is available in five trims, including Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited and, introducing an all-new trim, Tungsten.
The Ram 1500 REV features dual 250-kilowatt (kW) electric drive modules (EDMs) that combine the motor, gearbox and inverter along with all-wheel-drive capability. The ’25 Ram 1500 REV features one EDM on the front axle with an automatic wheel-end disconnect that allow the front wheels to spin freely in certain conditions, maximizing efficiency. A 250-kW EDM is positioned on the rear axle available with an electronic-locking rear differential.
The Ram 1500 REV also features a multi-link independent rear suspension with standard, segment-exclusive, active-level, four-corner air suspension with adaptive damping. The adjustable air suspension enables five different modes: entry/exit, aero, normal, off-road 1 and off-road 2. All-new 22x9-in. aluminum wheels wrapped in 275/50R22 Pirelli Scorpion all-season tires achieve an unmatched combination of wear resistance and reduced road noise.
Autonomous vehicle capabilities include Hands-free Active Driving Assist and ParkSense Automated Parking System. Active Driving Assist is available for hands-on-wheel/eyes-on-road and hands-free/eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras, to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.
The charge port has been placed on the driver’s side front quarter panel and, when plugged in, is illuminated by blinking premium LED lighting. An audible sound signals the Ram 1500 REV is plugged in and charging has begun. The charge port features Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging on the top half and DC fast charging on the bottom half of the charger.
The Ram 1500 REV’s interior includes the Uconnect 5 system with a new 14.5-in. touchscreen, 12.3-in. digital instrument cluster, 10.25-in. passenger screen, digital rearview mirror, Head-up Display (HUD) and a Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system.
For more information, visit www.ramtrucks.com.