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The original 4x4 continues to evolve with the new electrified Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-in Hybrid
Willys was the forefather of
Jeep. In 1941 it became the first off-road vehicle in history as it tore across the battlefields of Europe. The 4x4 has since become an icon in both design and reputation, and continues to evolve today with regards to its performance and sustainability when it comes to its environmental impact.
In short, if 80 years ago the legendary Willys MA / MB introduced the concept of the 4x4 to the world and showcasing the freedom that any terrain could be tackled with the right vehicle, then in the new Jeep Wrangler—willys’ natural heir since 1987—showcases its future, with its all-new electrified ‘4xe’ engine.
Today, thanks to the plug-in hybrid propulsion system, the new Wrangler 4xe modernized that original concept of freedom, which now means not only making off-road eco-friendly without sacrificing performance and fun, but also being able to really go anywhere, like, a city’s centre for example.
In full-electric mode you will be able to travel a little in excess of 50 kilometers—enough for most people’s daily commute— with zero emissions. When it comes to ‘refueling’ it is simple and intuitive. The battery can fully recharge in three hours making it ideal for everyday use—all without sacrificing performance. In terms of numbers the 380hp of combined power can catapult the vehicle from zero to 100kph in 6.4 seconds, with a top speed of 130kph in full-electric mode.
Strengthened by its iconic and timeless design—and some stylish “electric blue” details to distinguish it—the 4xe is also the most hi-tech Wrangler. Fully connected and safer than ever thanks to the latest generation systems: among the safety equipment as standard, Full
LED headlights, Blind-spot Monitoring system with Rear Cross Path Detection, electronic stability control with Electronic
Roll Migration anti-tipping systems, front and rear park assist and rear view camera within the dynamic grille.
There are two versions available: Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. The first is more sophisticated, while the second comes kitted out with the maximum equipment for off-roading, and is naturally devoted to the outdoors and more extreme adventures.
The exterior of the vehicles offer a new level of customization for the Wrangler, with ten liveries available as part of a special colour program. Some options available are: Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hella Yella, Bullet Silver Metallic, String-gray, plus the yetto-be-released Hyrdo Blue, Snazzberry and Sarge Green —as well as a series of special limited-edition liveries.
To make driving even more unique (and extreme) the ability to add and remove the doors, half-doors, the windshield, and top cover roofing are all made available for the first time for both the Sahara and Rubicon— for adventures that really have no limits.