A clear indication that things in the automotive industry have taken a serious path to electrification is when Jeep brings us a plug-in-hybrid version of their Wrangler, the 4xe, which I had a chance to check out this week.
The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe is an interesting vehicle, the very first plug-in hybrid that is among the most capable off-roading vehicles around. Having an innovative off-roading vehicle in the new Jeep Wrangler makes for an interesting formula, one that proves that part of the forthcoming electrification of vehicles will be welcomed in the arms of those who take the beaten path and go where only a few vehicles dare.
Taking the formula of the current Jeep Wrangler and somewhat modifying its drivetrain but retaining all its off-road-conquering bits makes for a welcomed combination. What powers the new Wrangler 4xe is the collective of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and an electric motor with 134 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Together, before sending the power through an 8-speed automatic transmission out to the rear wheels or all four, the system outputs a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque making it the second most powerful Wrangler you can buy. That power gets the Wrangler up to 60 mph in about 6.7 seconds.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe Review & Test Drive
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75303/2021-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-rubicon-4xe-review-test-drive
Published Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:33:21 +0000
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