- jeep has shared a video with a nearly silent plug-in-hybrid wrangler 4xe on the same day it showed off a hemi-powered wrangler rubicon.
- the automaker had been expected to share more details at auto shows that were canceled this year.
- jeep says that the electrified wrangler is coming soon but offers up no other details.
while the world was focused on the bronco, yesterday jeep tried to disrupt the hype with its v-8 hemi-powered wrangler rubicon 392 concept. it did turn some heads, because who wouldn’t want 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque in something that crawls over rocks and blasts down dirt roads? the automaker also went in a completely different direction via social media, teasing its upcoming plug-in-hybrid wrangler 4xe.
not only is jeep showing off its green side, it’s also making sure the world knows that waking up sleeping horses isn't cool. the automaker showed off the plug-in-hybrid wrangler, renegade, and compass 4xe variants at the 2020 ces technology show back in january. we had hoped to learn more about the vehicles at the geneva and new york auto shows this past spring. then those were canceled, so the world is still a bit in the dark about the powertrains, battery range, and pricing of these upcoming vehicles.
what we do know is that the european versions of the plug-in-hybrid renegade and compass produce 240 horsepower via a turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four engine coupled with an electric motor. what we don’t know is if those specs will carry over to the u.s. version of those two vehicles.
fortunately, though, it looks like we’ll finally get some details in the near future according to the tweet, since jeep says that the electrified wrangler 4xe is coming "soon."