Jeep unveils first-ever Grand Cherokee plug-in electric SUV

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee


DETROIT – Jeep on Wednesday unveiled its initially-at any time Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid as it attempts to pivot its SUVs from fuel guzzlers to “eco-friendly” automobiles.  

The new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe has an believed 25 miles of all-electric variety ahead of switching to a four-cylinder turbocharged motor to power the automobile. It will complete a new relatives of redesigned Grand Cherokee SUVs when it arrives in supplier showrooms early following 12 months.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our global flagship and will be primary the Jeep brand name into a new period of top quality refinement, modern technological innovation, innovative 4×4 ability and electrification,” Jeep CEO Christian Meunier stated in a assertion.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe

A new a few-row version of the Grand Cherokee went on sale before this 12 months. A conventional two-row design featuring V-6 and V-8 inner combustion engines is anticipated to arrive in U.S. showrooms in the fourth quarter. All of the new fifth-era Grand Cherokee SUVs feature a redesigned interior and exterior.

Jeep says the Grand Cherokee 4xe brings together two electrical motors, a 400-volt battery pack and a 2.-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged motor to create 375 horsepower and 470 foot-lbs . of torque. Its overall driving vary is estimated at additional than 440 miles as soon as absolutely billed and stuffed with gas, with an EPA-predicted ranking of 57 MPG-equivalent.

The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe will be the second plug-in hybrid electric powered car or truck for Jeep in the U.S. It will be a part of a Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric powered that went on sale earlier this year.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe


Pricing for the two-row 2022 Grand Cherokee, like the 4xe, was not announced. Starting up pricing for the 3-row variation ranges from about $39,000 to $65,000.

Jeep is anticipated to be a essential part of development and electrification plans for Stellantis, its new mother or father corporation formed before this year via the merger of Fiat Chrysler and French automaker Groupe PSA. The company is investing at least $35.5 billion (30 billion euros) in electrical cars and supporting technologies by means of 2025.

Meunier has stated every new Jeep will provide some type of electrification in the future few several years. Individuals options are predicted to contain all-electric motor vehicles as nicely as hybrid and PHEVs that combine electrification with interior combustion engines this sort of as the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler 4xe types.

Jeep is predicted to supply its to start with all-electric powered car or truck in 2023. Previously this 12 months, it unveiled an all-electrical strategy edition of its Wrangler SUV termed “Magneto.”