Jeep is coming out with a new SUV for 2024. Tentatively being dubbed the Jeepster, an official name has not yet been confirmed. Not much is known about this upcoming 2024 Jeep Jeepster, but a camouflaged prototype has been spotted driving around. With that, here’s what we know.
This new “baby Jeep” is supposedly smaller than the subcompact Renegade, which would make the Jeepster the brand’s smallest SUV. It’s speculated that the Jeepster will be built on Stellantis’ CMP platform, which is made for subcompact vehicles. This could mean that it will perhaps twin with similar models from brands like Fiat and Alfa Romeo.
The spy shots of the Jeepster prototype were caught by Motor Authority, and they reveal a few things of note. Though small, the Jeepster appears to have a wide, sturdy stance and a swooping roofline that overhangs a bit at the back. From what we can see, it looks as though this will have Jeep’s signature 7-slot grille, but with the headlights integrated at the top edges. While the headlights are sleeker, the taillights in the back bulge out and may have an X-shape design inside. On the hood appears to be a stylized raised bump in the center to give the subcompact SUV a more aggressive look. Also of note are the rear door handles, which are vertical and integrated into the rear windows, rather than being on the body of the car.
There are no images of the interior, though we can imagine this brand-new vehicle would have many of the newest updated features in safety and infotainment, as well as several options for materials and upholstery.
Interestingly, the spy shots remind us of another currently unnamed Jeep EV that was previously hinted at by the brand. We wrote that Jeep EV preview back in March. We will have to wait and see whether or not that vehicle and the Jeepster are in fact the same car.
The Jeepster prototype looks to be made for an internal combustion engine, but Jeep has stated that an EV version is coming. This isn’t surprising, given that the brand wants to have an electric option in every segment by 2025. We don’t have exact specs for what’s under the hood, but there are two electric cars that share the CMP platform - the DS 3 and Opel Mokka - that have a 50-kilowatt battery with a single motor and are rated at 136 horsepower. Since Jeep is an off-road brand, consumers can likely expect the Jeepster to have a better performance.