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Old 01-04-2020, 07:05 AM   #1
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The Renegade and Compass will also be offered as PHEVs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to debut three plug-in-hybrid Jeep models at CES, inaugurating a new '4xe' badge to distinguish the electrified trio from other powertrain configurations.

The brand reflects FCA's plan to promote PHEV technology as both 'green' and beneficial to off-road performance, thanks to higher torque output and quick throttle response.

"Jeep electric vehicles will be the most efficient and responsible Jeep vehicles ever, providing absolute and quiet open-air freedom while taking performance, 4x4 capability and driver confidence to the next level," the company promises.

The Wrangler is already available with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, benefiting from a belt-driven starter/generator to provide a bit more torque than the gasoline engine alone.

The company has not yet disclosed technical specifications for the Wrangler 4xe, which will presumably serve as the electrified flagship for the ever-growing brand.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:48 PM   #2
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Wonder what the range will be with lightbars installed....
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:27 AM   #3
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All Jeep plug-in hybrids will adopt this badge in the future, starting with the new Wrangler hybrid.

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FCA CEO Manley Says Hybrid Wrangler Arriving By End of 2020


Compass and Renegade likely to be next in the U.S.
FCA CEO Mike Manley told attendees at the companyís annual shareholder meeting held online that the new Jeep Wrangler would be here by the end of 2020.

After sitting on the sidelines when it came to electric vehicles and their derivatives Fiat Chrysler revealed itís now in the game with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid.

FCA CEO Mike Manley discussed the importance of the new entry during the companyís annual general meeting held online Friday. Prior to the Wrangler, the companyís only real efforts at electrification were the current Chrysler Pacifica hybrid and a past iteration of the Fiat 500e.

That vehicle was so reviled by then-CEO Sergio Marchionne, he implored people not to buy it because he said the company lost too much money on the sale of each vehicle. The new Wrangler hybrid will usher in a new era at FCA.

ďJeepís icon the Wrangler will arrive on the market with a 4xe version that will be on the front line of our electrification strategy in North America,Ē he said during the automakerís annual general meeting held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Detroit News.

All Jeep plug-in hybrids will adopt this badge in the future, starting with the new Wrangler hybrid.

Going forward, all electrified Jeep products will carry a special ď4xeĒ badge. Now the arrival of the hybrid Wrangler wasnít really a surprise, as had been discussed for some time and made an earlier appearance at CES in Las Vegas in January.
No real details were given at the time, but now Manley said it will be available in the U.S. by the end of this year. China and Europe will get it sometime in the first quarter of 2021. Manley didnít offer up what Jeep models are next to be electrified, if you will.

However, at CES the Wrangler was joined by Compass and Renegade hybrid vehicles. It wasnít even the first real event for those vehicles either, Jeep having teased versions of the Compass and Renegade plug-ins last year.



The new Jeep Wrangler hybrid is slated to arrive at the end of 2020.

If it hasnít torn up those original plans, we can expect to see the new plug-in hybrids deliver up to 31 miles range and the ability to operate at speeds up to 62 mph in all-electric mode. The gas and electric power sources, the brand said last year, combine to deliver about 240 horsepower.

The hybrids are critical to the commitment to offer electrified versions of all Jeeps by 2022 to meeting tougher carbon emissions standards in other parts of the world. Orders for the plug-in Jeep Compass and Renegade crossovers in Europe will start in by early July.

Manley did not talk about the brandís larger, pricier models, which will need to find a place for a plug sooner rather than later, especially the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which will be built in Warren, Michigan.
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Could be great for off road with all that low end torque.
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Could be great for off road with all that low end torque.
Right?


Hillbillies will hate it because hurrdurr hybrid.

Canít wait to see what people do with them.
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Hillbillies will hate it because hurrdurr hybrid.

Canít wait to see what people do with them.
probably the usual stuff - lift it, bigger tires, bumpers & skid plates, winch, take the doors off, "if you can read this" or "it's a Jeep hing" sticker & parking lot crawl.
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4xe ???

the new JEEP AXE for the 1337 haX0rz
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One thing the Wrangler was lacking is curb weight.
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probably the usual stuff - lift it, bigger tires, bumpers & skid plates, winch, take the doors off, "if you can read this" or "it's a Jeep hing" sticker & parking lot crawl.
Not to them, with them.

Where they take them, how capable it is etc.... Like the people that did the Mongol rally in a Leaf. I like pushing things beyond their intent.
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