In September 2020, the Jeep brand revealed its global electric lineup to an excited audience. With electrified models of the Renegade and the Compass already confirmed for overseas but not coming to America, many USA drivers were more thrilled by the announcement of an electrified Jeep Wrangler, now confirmed for production in the United States. The official name of the model would be that of the upcoming 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe!
The Jeep Wrangler model is known as the ultimate experience of off-road capability as well as for its top-level durability when tackling the elements. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe model aims to keep these tenets of the standard Wrangler model while also providing electric efficiency, zero-emissions, and a near-silent driving experience for comfort and calm whenever drivers aren’t venturing off the guided trail. So, is the Wrangler 4xe model successful in this endeavor? Today, here at Palmen Motors of Kenosha, Wisconsin, we’ll take an in-depth look at the upcoming and electrified 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV model!
The powertrain of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe model is composed of a 2L turbocharged inline 4 and 2 electric motors. This produces a power output rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Paired with the engine is a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, with a deviation from the 6-speed manual of the standard Wrangler necessary for EV implementation.
Additional performance features of note include E-Select driving modes and the expected implementation of electric 4x4 capability. After all, what would a Jeep Wrangler model be without four-wheel drive?
The Jeep brand currently estimates that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe model has the following fuel economy and battery life ratings:
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe model is set to release in North America, Europe, and China. For the USA, the planned release date for the Wrangler 4xe is that of December 2020.
For more information on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe and additional new and upcoming Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram models, browse through our online inventory and contact us here at Palmen Motors of Kenosha, Wisconsin.