Stellantis, the global automotive company, has introduced its latest electric vehicle (EV) platform, the STLA Large, set to be employed in eight upcoming models, including the recently revealed Jeep Wagoneer S. The versatile chassis is tailored for diverse vehicles in the D and E segments, such as cars, crossovers, and SUVs.
Comprising 400V and 800V variants, the STLA Large platform boasts an integrated battery with a substantial 118 kWh capacity, offering an estimated range of up to 800 km (~500 miles). For perspective, competing models like the Kia EV9, Tesla Model S P100D, and Ford F-150 Lightning Extended Range feature batteries ranging from 99.8 kWh to 131 kWh.
The platform's rapid charging capability is anticipated to reach 4.5 kWh per minute. Options for front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive configurations are available, with acceleration times from 0 to 100 kph (~62 mph) expected in the two-second range.
Noteworthy features of the STLA Large platform include Trail Rated ground clearance for off-road capabilities and optimized cabin heating/cooling systems for reduced energy consumption. The dimensions of the platform vary, with an overall length range of 187.6-201.8 inches, an overall width range of 74.7-79.9 inches, a wheelbase range of 113.0-121.1 inches, ground clearance ranging from 5.5-11.3 inches, and a maximum tire diameter of 32.6 inches.
Stellantis plans to launch eight BEVs across its brands, including Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati, by the end of 2026. The forthcoming 2025 Jeep Wagoneer S is set to be among the first vehicles utilizing the STLA Large platform, scheduled for release in the United States this fall.