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Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid

The Offroad Rock - Jeep Wrangler 4xe as a plug-in hybrid

Hardly any other vehicle combines history and off-road characteristics as much as the Jeep Wrangler. Its terrain is clearly rough terrain and the special challenges are probably also the motivation for drivers to start the adventure with the legendary four-wheel drive vehicle. But the Wrangler also has to bow to the dictates of CO2 reduction. And so it follows downsizing and electrification with a current model as a plug-in hybrid. Does the Wrangler still have the off-road gene?

Jeep Renegade 1.5 GSE 48V Mild Hybrid

Portrait of the Jeep Renegade 1.5 GSE 48V mild hybrid

Jeep Renegade 1.5 GSE 48V mild hybrid on test. Since 2018, Jeep has provided the new-generation Renegade with a significant update and has been offering a current engine with a mild hybrid system since spring 2022. While Jeep started out with large-volume 3- or 4-liter engines in the past, the current focus is on downsizing in the engine segment and electrification will probably take place in the near future.

4xe Jeep celebrates its 2021 anniversary symbol - Copyright: Eugene Sergeev @ Adobe.Stock

4xe - plug-in hybrids for the Jeep anniversary in 2021

The year 2021 will be a reason to celebrate for the Jeep brand. The new year is marked by the 80th anniversary, and there will be some innovations in the vehicle range. Since Jeep produced the first 1941 × 4 vehicle Willys MB in 4, the brand has stood for all-wheel drive vehicles. In the past 8 decades, emphasis was placed on off-road capability and all-wheel drive. In the meantime, however, some changes are planned for a successful future.

Jeen Renegade Plug-In Hybrid - Copyright Jeep

Jeep Renegade and Compass as plug-in hybrids

According to its own information, Jeep achieved a sales record for new registrations in Germany in 2018. Apart from the all-terrain vehicle Jeep Wrangler, the newly released SUV vehicles in particular have gained a larger group of enthusiasts in recent years. At the same time, the new, more compact generation of motors meets the spirit of the times for more economical and WLTP-compliant drive components.

Jeep Renegade 2019 - Copyright green car magazine

Jeep Renegade - the urban off-roader

Jeep has been involved with the Renegade in the increasingly popular SUV class since 2014. The concept is a mixture of the ingredients of the traditional SUV paired with an off-road capability from the traditional Jeep Wrangler. The dimensions are suitable for both urban and off-road use. For the new year, Jeep has given the Renegade a significant update and promises a plug-in hybrid for the coming year. While Jeep started with large-volume 3- or 4-liter units in the past, the focus in the future will be on downsizing in the engine segment and, in the near future, probably on electrification.

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