There is no peak that cannot be reached, and there is no limit that is too difficult to overcome. This philosophy has always defined the Jeep Wrangler, a model that can overcome virtually any obstacle with its exemplary systems and functionality. This is the true strength of a brand with 80 years of experience, success and innovation to create the most award-winning SUV lineup in history. Today, the technical development of the Jeep brand is continued by the 4xe models: Renegade and Compass, first introduced to the market, now joined by Wrangler. All of these are key to the brand's exploration of new areas of mobility for the future.
New Jeep Wrangler 4xe
The hero of this adventure is the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, the most versatile, powerful, efficient, technically advanced and environmentally friendly Wrangler to date in Europe.
In 1941, the legendary Willys MA/MB, the first Jeep, introduced the 4×4 concept to the world, showing that any terrain can be tackled with the right vehicle. Wrangler proudly continues this legacy and has accompanied the brand's history since its first launch, demonstrating and developing its values, above all the freedom it offers.
For 2021, the new Wrangler 4xe puts even more emphasis on defining freedom, allowing customers to travel anywhere, including downtown. A natural successor to the first Jeep, the Wrangler 4xe combines the benefits of an electric 4×4 to solidify its iconic status in the brand's portfolio and take another step towards a conscious and sustainable future. And all this, proving at the same time that off-road driving can be environmentally friendly, get a lot of emotions, and driving on an electric drive is no less pleasant.
Today, Antonella Bruno, Jeep European Brand Director, Maria Grazia Lisbona, Global Propulsion Chief Engineer, and Fabio Carli, Jeep Wrangler Senior Brand Manager, revealed all the secrets of the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe, a milestone in the brand's history and the next step towards electrification. the entire line.
In addition, 4xe technology allows customers to drive an all-electric vehicle on their daily commute to the city, enjoying efficient and fun on-road driving, as well as benefiting from improved off-road performance in near-total silence.
Decorated with exclusive Electric Blue accents, the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid drive skillfully combines the most advanced technology with the free and authentic Jeep spirit. It will appeal to off-road enthusiasts with electrification that enhances its legendary capabilities, while also being the perfect solution for customers looking for an everyday off-roader who doesn't want to compromise between freedom and driving pleasure. and respect for the environment.
The result is a Wrangler, unstoppable in Jeep tradition on the 100%, with unparalleled performance: it is the most environmentally friendly and capable off-road Wrangler ever, while retaining the freedom and open-air feel that has always been a hallmark of the Wrangler. . Performance has also been improved: the Wrangler 4xe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and develops a maximum combined power of 380 hp. and 637 Nm of torque. In addition, the advanced plug-in hybrid transmission provides up to 50 km* range and zero emissions in all-electric mode (WLTP urban cycle), making it ideal for everyday city use. The battery charging time is less than 3 hours when using the scheduling option, and thanks to the Max Regen function, it is possible to increase the battery charge during regenerative braking (freewheel function).
The Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is powered by two electric motors and a high-voltage battery pack, as well as an advanced 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the proven TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Instant access to torque and improved performance provided by the combination of a turbocharged petrol engine and electric transmission make this undisputed off-road champion even better off-road and unstoppable on the trails. In addition, 4xe technology takes the new Wrangler plug-in hybrid to the next level, offering all-wheel drive in pure electric mode, delivering exemplary off-road performance in complete safety and allowing passengers to focus solely on the beauty of nature.
All this while maintaining the best off-road performance, highlighted by the Wrangler “Trail Rated” badge, which, depending on trim, includes two advanced 4x4 permanent drive systems with Selec-Trac or Rock Trac on request, further generation Dana axles, Tru-Lock electronic front and rear axle locks, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronically deactivated front anti-roll bar. Not only is it an environmentally friendly and efficient 4x4 vehicle (fuel consumption is about 3.5 l/100 km in hybrid mode and CO2 emissions are almost 70% lower compared to the petrol version according to the WLTP cycle), the 4xe technology also guarantees exceptional pleasant driving.
Charging the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe is easy and intuitive with dedicated charging solutions at public stations and at home with the easyWallbox charging station, which provides a full charge in less than 3 hours at 7.4 kWh, offered by Free2Move eSolutions (a joint venture of Stellantis entered into by its subsidiary by FCA Italy SpA i Engine EPS) and Mopar®.
Ease of driving, ease of choice
The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is available in three trim levels: Sahara 4xe, Rubicon 4xe and the exclusive "80th Anniversary 4xe" special edition, with two 4×4 drive systems and special 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels. . As expected, ten exterior colors are available to customize the Wrangler: Black, Bright White, Firework Red, Granite Crystal Gray Metallic, Hella Yella Yellow, Billet Silver Metallic, Stingray Gray and, for the first time in the line, the new Hydro paint finishes. Blue, Burgundy Snazzberry and Sarge Green. All color options can be combined with different roof configurations: power soft top, power hard top and roof kit for unparalleled open-air driving in typical Wrangler style.
Standard vehicle equipment includes the Uconnect™ NAV infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration via the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps, and Uconnect services that keep the vehicle connected to the world (including vehicle monitoring via smartphone via MY Uconnect) and a 7" TFT display for the 4xe with battery and range information (electric and hybrid modes), as well as a 9-speaker Alpine audio system with a 552W subwoofer.
In terms of safety, the new Wrangler 4xe offers the most advanced ADAS systems, including standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Detection, Rear View Camera, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with ERM (Electronic Rollover Prevention System), Front Parking Assist. and rear, as well as the Keyless Enter 'N Go™ system. Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning Plus and a new front camera (standard on the Rubicon).
Already available at European Jeep dealerships, the Wrangler 4xe was announced with an exclusive First Edition premiere, allowing almost 2,000 European customers to express their interest in the new 4xe model through a special pre-booking promotion (not available on the Polish market). market).
By choosing the new Wrangler 4xe, owners gain access to the benefits of Jeep Wave, Jeep's new loyalty and customer service program, which covers a wide range of services and benefits, including two years of maintenance, roadside assistance, special customer services and privileged access to events hosted by the brand. and his partners.
Leasys and FCA Bank are backing the Wrangler 4xe with a broad financing offer to suit all Jeep buyers. The new Wrangler 4xe has become even more affordable for customers: it is not only easy and pleasant to drive, but also easy to finance thanks to numerous product solutions.
Personalization is another key feature of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and through a partnership with the Mopar® brand, customers will be able to choose from over 100 accessories that will add additional content to the vehicle, enhance personalization and further enhance the iconic Wrangler.