As promised, Jeep has detailed its first Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid. The busines has confirmed the Grand Cherokee 4xe will arrive in North American peddlers in early 2022, and will sport more capabilities than you might have expected. The forecasted 25 miles of all-electric driving( 440 miles total) won’t undoubtedly cover your entire commute, but Jeep is promising a rough-and-ready PHEV that can climb mountain without touching the 2.0 L turbo gas engine. You can also drive in a full hybrid state for peak performance and an “eSave” mode to preserve the 17 kWh battery for later.
You can also expect new technology inside, such as 10 -inch front and rear passenger spectacles with built-in Fire TV — your children can stream Prime Video in the backseat. The operator, meanwhile, gets a 10 -inch display with a much faster Uconnect 5 platform that supports over-the-air updates.
The 4xe and its regular counterparts are improved off-roaders with semi-active dampening for aura dangling as well as a front-axle disconnect when the SUV senses it doesn’t need all-wheel drive. You’ll also get semi-autonomous help through an optional Active Driving Assist system that makes over so long as your hands are on the rotation and your eyes are on the road. Jeep is promising a 6,000 lbs maximum hauling capacity.
Jeep hasn’t exposed pricing for the Grand Cherokee 4xe, although it will be available in increasingly loaded Restraint, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve volumes. It’s already safe to say this is an important vehicle for the firebrand, though. Parent company Stellantis is racing to catch up with contenders in electrifying its vehicles, with a blueprint for a fully electric version of every SUV by 2025. The plug-in hybrid is a critical first step in that direction.