BY ERIC STAFFORD | CarAndDriver.Com
Troy Warren for CNT
Along with revealing the first image of the new two-row Grand Cherokee, Jeep says it plans to have a zero-emission model in every SUV segment by 2025.
- Jeep promises a zero-emission 4xe model in every SUV segment by 2025.
- The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid makes its first official appearance.
- Along with the redesigned Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler, the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will also get the 4xe treatment.
Jeep wants a lineup that produces zero emissions, and the company plans to sell models in every SUV segment that meet that mandate by 2025. In addition to announcing its plans for an electrified future, Jeep showed the first official image of the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This marks the first time we’ve laid eyes on the non-L Grand Cherokee, which features a shorter wheelbase and only has two rows of seats compared with the three-row 2021 Grand Cherokee L. However, the version shown is a plug-in-hybrid 4xe model.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe follows in the tire tracks of the electrified 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xethat’s now currently on sale. The plug-in Wrangler combines the nameplate’s iconic off-road abilities with an eco-minded powertrain that generates a combined 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates the Wrangler 4xe has an all-electric range of 22 miles and a combined MPGe rating of 49.
In a video posted on YouTube, Jeep brand CEO Christian Meunier not only promises an extended lineup of electrified models by 2025, but he also said the company is planning to install solar-powered charging stations to support off-roaders out on the trail. Plus, Meunier revealed that the upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will eventually get the 4xe treatment, too.
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