Jeep sweeps Rebelle Rally podium and pockets first-time electrified finish

The 2021 Rebelle Rally was great for Jeep. Its new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid became the 1st electrified auto to entire the yearly women’s off-highway endurance celebration, having 1st and second spot. A further Wrangler (non-4xe) took 3rd, completing the sweep, and five of the best 10 finishers in the sixth-once-a-year functioning of the 1,500-mile desert class. 

First position went to 4xEventure, with Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit at the helm of Wrangler 4xe # 129, which by no means concluded reduce than third in any of the Rebelle Rally’s seven levels. Staff Jeep Thrills, pushed by mom-daughter group Christine and Emily Benzie, introduced the #177 Wrangler 4xe in second, taking 1 phase gain. These two groups also set Jeep’s entrants 1-2 in the Bone Inventory class to boot. Jeep also sponsored Crew Asdzáá Skoden Rebelles (#160) of Shandiina Peters and Racquel Black, the initially all-Navajo team to compete in the Rally.

“The system was much more demanding than at any time this 12 months, but the Wrangler 4xe built it effortless,” said Nena Barlow of Workforce 4xEventure. “We torqued up dunes and rock-crawled mountains and washes with simplicity and effectiveness. Not to point out, we never lacked for vary or electricity.”

“The Jeep model has supported the Rebelle Rally due to the fact the beginning 6 a long time in the past and, this year, we were being thrilled to showcase the new Wrangler 4xe in the most tough off-highway rally conditions,” claimed Jeep Vice President Jim Morrison, in the company’s announcement. “It’s a testomony to our groups in the race and our engineering groups at house that this calendar year Jeep Wrangler swept the podium, with two Wrangler 4xe SUVs inserting first and next all round, as nicely taking the Bone Stock and electrified awards without a one difficulty the whole Rally. Congratulations to all people who rallied this 12 months.”

Jeep has now taken the over-all victory in 5 of the Rebelle Rally’s six runnings to date. We hope producer level of competition to get stiffer as the hot 4×4 segment carries on to develop, and we’re positive Ford would like to see its revived Bronco on the podium faster relatively than afterwards. Jeep may be listening to hoofbeats, as Shelby Corridor and Penny Dale positioned fourth in a Bronco.