In recent times, Jeep continues to bet on the electrification of its offer under the 4xe brand. For now, only plug-in hybrids like the Wrangler and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe are available. But Jeep’s real goal is that by 2030 half of car sales will be 100% electric models, the same year in which electrification in Europe will be 100% electric.
Christian Meunier, CEO of the brand, affirms that it is a great opportunity for Jeep because within the company there is already a big push towards electrification.
Meunier says that in the next few years they will be able to have a 100% electric car in every segment they compete in. The truth is that for now they do not have any, but the fact that the plug-in hybrid versions of the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler already exist is a remarkable advance.
Rafael Cores had the opportunity to try out the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, as could be seen in the previous video. This SUV completes the completely renewed offer of the Grand Cherokee line last year, which for the first time launched an L version with three rows of seats.
This version of the SUV is a success to date, having the highest sales since 2001, according to Jim Morrison, head of Jeep for all of Latin America.
engine and transmission
The combination of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and the 17 kWh, 400-volt battery pack allows the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe to generate up to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. It is capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds. It has a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and is capable of overcoming a 24-inch-high water obstacle.
Jeep wants to offer one of the most efficient SUVs on the market today. With full batteries in electric-only mode, consumption is equivalent to 56 miles per gallon, with a range of 25 miles. It’s not much, but it’s enough for short commutes to work.
With the gasoline engine, 23 miles per gallon can be achieved in combined use. Total range is 470 miles with battery and reservoirs.
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