Windsor, Ontario – There’s a new twist in off-road prowess. Jeep® enthusiasts looking for another level of capability combined with electrification can now have it in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The first-ever electrified Wrangler will be initially offered on two trim levels, Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Wrangler Rubicon 4xe, both of which are loaded with additional premium content as standard equipment.
Key output of the Wrangler 4xe powertrain includes 375 horsepower (280 kW), 470 lb.-ft. (637 N•m) of torque and an estimated 4.7 Le100/km (60 MPGe) from the following components: 2.0-litre turbocharged I-4, Engine-mounted motor generator unit, Transmission-mounted motor generator unit integrated into eight-speed automatic transmission (ZF 8P75PH), and 400-volt, 17-kWh, 96-cell lithium-ion, nickel manganese cobalt battery pack
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe provides a unique on- and off-road experience. The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency with an estimated 4.7 Le/100 km (60 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe)) while eliminating range anxiety, delivering pure-electric operation for most daily commutes and hours on the trail.
The high-voltage, liquid-cooled eTorque motor generator unit mounts at the front of the engine, replacing the conventional alternator. The motor generator spins the engine for nearly seamless, fuel-saving, start-stop operation and generates electricity for the battery pack. The second high-voltage motor generator is much more powerful. Mounted at the front of the transmission case, this large e-motor is key for pure electric operation of the Wrangler 4xe.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it is filling the needs of most daily commuters in pure-electric operation, a night on the town or quietly exploring nature off-road.
Exclusive content identifies the Jeep Wrangler 4xe as the most technologically advanced Wrangler ever. New Electric Blue colouring on the front and rear Rubicon tow hooks stands out against the black bumpers. The unique blue colouring also traces the Rubicon name on the hood, Jeep badge and the Trail Rated badge. Inside, the Wrangler 4xe Rubicon includes unique Electric Blue stitching on the seats and trim. The Wrangler Sahara 4xe model carries a starting Canadian manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $54,995; the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe has a starting Canadian MSRP of $59,995. All prices exclude the available $8,000 Quebec Drive Electric provincial rebate or $1,500 Clean Energy Vehicle for British Columbia (CEVforBC) rebate (Sahara only), and $1,895 destination charges.