The brand new Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon can drive via 33.6 inches of water, however future Jeeps might be able to go a lot deeper than that.
Throughout a latest electrical automobile presentation by Jeep’s father or mother firm Stellantis, a Wrangler was depicted driving whereas absolutely submerged, and that imaginative and prescient might grow to be a actuality.
“There’s a little wink now we have on the finish, which might be post-2030, however I do know quite a lot of fans and quite a lot of our communities are requesting it,” Jeep CEO Christian Meunier informed The Detroit Information. “There are some loopy, very wonderful folks within the Jeep group who do this kind of factor already with an ICE, so you may think about with a battery automotive what it could be.”
Electrical automobiles don’t have air intakes or exhausts, so so long as their gear is sealed they will function underwater with none points.
In actual fact, the at the moment out there Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe plug-in hybrid, which has an all-electric vary of 21 miles, is supplied with a water-proof battery pack and rated at a fording depth of 30 inches.
The potential could also be helpful even with out scuba gear. Meunier additionally teased future off-road autonomous functionality that can permit Jeep house owners to have their automobiles drop them off within the wilderness and meet them at a location on the finish of a hike, rafting journey or different exercise that would contain a physique of water alongside the best way.