Jeep has released the first images of its 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4XE plug-in hybrid. The SUV was shown during the Stellantis EV Day 2021 presentation by brand CEO Christian Meunier on Thursday.
This new model will be part of the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee lineup, officially unveiled at the 2021 New York International Auto Show (20th-29th August).
According to Jeep, the introduction of the Grand Cherokee 4xe is another step toward expanding electrification and strengthening its vision of “Zero Emission, 100% Freedom”.
No specifications of the plug-in hybrid SUV were revealed during the presentation, but, Jeep’s future lineup of electrified models were shown briefly.
By 2025, the SUV maker wants to have a 4xe model in every segment, including the premium Wagoneer range. Also, by the middle of this decade, the carmaker says, electrified models will contribute to 70 percent of its overall sales.
When unveiling its new plug-in hybrid vehicle, Jeep also revealed that it will be installing solar charging stations at famous off-roading trails (such as Rubicon Trail in California, Moab in Utah, among others) in the USA.
No timeline for deploying those stations was revealed, but they should be in place before the brand’s first BEV comes along within this decade.
Moreover, during the presentation of some future technologies, its electric vehicles will sport were also shown. They include biometric recognition, peer to peer charging, drone pairing, remote vehicle tracking, and autonomous off-road capability.