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Jeep unveils first-ever Grand Cherokee plug-in electric SUV

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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DETROIT – Jeep on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid because it makes an attempt to pivot its SUVs from gasoline guzzlers to “green” automobiles.  

The new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe has an estimated 25 miles of all-electric vary earlier than switching to a four-cylinder turbocharged engine to energy the car. It will full a brand new household of redesigned Grand Cherokee SUVs when it arrives in vendor showrooms early subsequent yr.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our global flagship and will be leading the Jeep brand into a new era of premium refinement, innovative technology, advanced 4×4 capability and electrification,” Jeep CEO Christian Meunier stated in an announcement.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe

A brand new three-row model of the Grand Cherokee went on sale earlier this yr. A standard two-row mannequin providing V-6 and V-8 inside combustion engines just like the three row is predicted to reach in U.S. showrooms within the fourth quarter. All of the brand new fifth-generation Grand Cherokee SUVs characteristic a redesigned inside and exterior.

Jeep says the Grand Cherokee 4xe combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack and a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine to supply 375 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. Its total driving vary is estimated at greater than 440 miles as soon as totally charged and crammed with gasoline, with an EPA-expected score of 57 mpg-equivalent.

The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe would be the second plug-in hybrid electric car for Jeep within the U.S. It will be part of a Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric that went on sale earlier this yr.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

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Pricing for the two-row 2022 Grand Cherokee, together with the 4xe, was not introduced. Starting pricing for the three-row model ranges from about $39,000 to $65,000.

Jeep is predicted to be a key a part of development and electrification plans for Stellantis, its new mum or dad firm fashioned earlier this yr via the merger of Fiat Chrysler and French automaker Groupe PSA. The firm is investing no less than $35.5 billion (30 billion euros) in electric automobiles and supporting applied sciences via 2025.

Meunier has stated each new Jeep will provide some type of electrification within the subsequent few years. Those plans are anticipated to incorporate all-electric automobiles in addition to hybrid and PHEVs that mix electrification with inside combustion engines such because the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler 4xe fashions.

Jeep is predicted to supply its first all-electric car in 2023. Earlier this yr, it unveiled an all-electric idea model of its Wrangler SUV known as “Magneto.”

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