U.S.-built Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe to take on the Range Rover P440e [Update]

  • Jeep's largest SUV will embrace plug-in hybrid technology
  • To be drivable from NYC to Toronto non-stop with a combined range of 500+ miles
  • Arriving at U.S. dealers in 2025, as per the UAW Stellantis hourly agreement (Nov 2023)
  • Expected to use range-extender technology where the engine is employed as a generator

Update: ‘Specifications,’ ‘Release Date,’ and ‘Price’ sections updated.

Jeep’s plan to fully electrify its U.S. portfolio by 2025 will lead to the launch of a Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe, Christian Meunier, the-then CEO of the Stellantis-owned global sport utility brand, revealed at 2022 Jeep 4xe Day on September 8, 2022. Here’s what we know about the future plug-in hybrid SUV.

Design

Jeep will employ special blue design cues to give the Grand Wagoneer 4xe a distinctive styling. Teasers have revealed blue tow hooks and a blue “e” on the charge port cover, and we expect a “4xe” badge with the “e” in blue on the tailgate as well. The charge port cover will located be on the left front fender, which would make nose-in parking at charging locations convenient. The company won’t overdo the badges and accents, as that could disturb the model’s sophisticated character.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe PHEV charging port cover
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe will have a charge port on its left front fender. Image Source: YouTube/Jeep

Specifications

Specifications of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe have not been disclosed. Jim Morrison, the head of the brand in North America, has indicated something about its range capability.

“With an estimated combined range of over 500 miles, this vehicle is being designed to drive you the distance from New York (City), New York, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with only one initial charge,” Morrison said while offering a look at the familiar exterior of the Grand Wagoneer 4xe.

We think that the powertrain could be similar to the new Ram 1500 Ramcharger. The pickup truck uses a dual-motor setup, which is powered by a 92 kWh battery pack charged using a 130 kW V6 engine. Here, the engine is used as a generator to charge the battery, and doesn’t drive the wheels.

Release Date

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe will arrive in U.S. showrooms in 2024, Meunier said at the 2022 Jeep 4xe day. However, in the UAW Stellantis hourly agreement document (Nov 2023) which is floating on the web, the ‘Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer (WS) REPB STLA Frame’ is to enter production in 2025 at the Warren Truck Assembly plant which makes the combustion-powered variants.

‘REPB’ is the abbreviation of Range Electric Paradigm Breaker, which is the range-extender model (similar to the Ram 1500 Ramcharger) where a combustion engine charges a large battery pack which motors the wheels. There is no mechanical link between the engine and the wheels.

Going by the UAW report, the Wagoneer 4xe could be revealed towards the end of next year with order books opening soon after.

Price

Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe PHEV front three quarter
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe will be a plug-in hybrid electric model. The added quietness and torque should improve passenger comfort as well as its off-road cred. Image Source: YouTube/Jeep

Priced from USD 58,995 and USD 88,640, respectively, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are among the most expensive models in the Jeep range. The base Grand Wagoneer PHEV should cost well over USD 100,000. The closest competitor will be Range Rover P440e, which retails at USD 110,500.

TopElectricSUV says

With Jeep’s plug-in hybrid technology starting off well with American customers, it was only a matter of time before more models received it. The Grand Wagoneer is loaded with luxury features, but on the powertrain front, settles for mild-hybrid technology. By installing a plug-in hybrid system on the full-size SUV, eco-friendliness, passenger comfort, and running cost will benefit.

For customers who intend to take it off the beaten path, 4xe would enable silent and more capable off-roading, without range anxiety. Further electrifying the bulkiest Jeep in the range would ensure compliance with future emission norms.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe FAQs

What is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe release date?

The Grand Wagoneer 4xe is expected at U.S. dealers in 2025.

Which models will be the Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe rivals?

The Grand Wagoneer 4xe will rival the Range Rover P440e.

What will be the Grand Wagoneer 4xe price?

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe is expected to start at well over $100,000.

Featured Image Source: YouTube/Jeep