Jeep Wrangler 4xe offers up to 31 miles of electric range
Jeep has revealed details of its Wrangler plug-in hybrid, which will be capable of around 30 miles of pure electric range.
What is it?
The Wrangler 4xe is the second plug-in hybrid from the 4x4 carmaker, following in the tracks of the Jeep Renegade 4xe.
Jeep says it is the most eco-friendly and “capable” off-road Wrangler so far, with the improved four-wheel drive performance being attributed to the electrified powertrain.
The Wrangler 4xe can use the four-wheel drive in all-electric mode. In addition, it can drive in pure electric mode for up to 31 miles (based on an urban WLTP test cycle)
Jeep says performance is not compromised despite the addition of the 17kWh battery pack. Combined with a turbocharged 2-litre petrol engine, the Wrangler has a max output of 380hp and 637Nm of torque.
Charging the Jeep Wrangler 4xe will take around three hours from a dedicated 7.4kW home charge point. This can also be supplemented by the Max Regen mode – a feature that recoups energy back into the battery as the vehicle slows down or coasts.
Three trim levels
There are three trim options for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe – Sahara, Rubicon, and the 80th Anniversary special edition.
There are no less than 10 snazzy colours available, including “Snazberry” and “Sarge Green”.
All colour options are available with the soft top, hard top, power soft top and dual top roof configurations.
Inside, all trims get an 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Standard safety features include bling spot monitoring, rearview camera, electronic stability control and electronic roll mitigation.
You can also add adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and forward-facing camera.
Prices have not been confirmed, but are expected to be in the region of £50,000 and upwards.