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 CEO of the Stellantis-owned global sport utility brand, revealed at 2022 Jeep 4xe Day on September 8, 2022. Here’s what we know on the future plug-in hybrid SUV.
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.
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.
In Jeep’s press release that was issued after the confirmation, the text hinted that it is planning more than one powertrain variant of the Grand Wagoneer 4xe:
The brand will offer an all-new, all-electric Wagoneer in the premium midsize SUV segment, while in the large SUV segments the Wagoneer models will deliver powertrains that target an estimated 500 miles of combined range.Jeep’s SUV global electrification announcement on September 8, 2022
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4xe will arrive in U.S. showrooms in 2024, Meunier said at the 2022 Jeep 4xe day. It could be revealed in the second half of 2023, with order books opening soon after.
The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are among the most expensive models in the Jeep range. The former costs USD 58,995 in the base configuration, and the latter retails at USD 88,640 onwards (USD 20,800 more expensive than the base Cadillac Escalade which costs USD 79,795). The base Grand Wagoneer PHEV may cost anywhere between USD 95,000 and 99,000. The closest competitor will be Range Rover P440e, which costs USD 108,400.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer sales
In Q4 2021, Jeep sold 7,892 units of the Wagoneer twins in the U.S., with 5,307 units coming from the Wagoneer and 2,585 units from the Grand Wagoneer. This was the first full quarter of sales for the all-new Wagoneer family. The Grand Wagoneer ended 2021 with 2,675 units, while the less expensive Wagoneer recorded nearly double that figure – 5,349 units. Between January and September 2022, Jeep sold 30,276 units of the Wagoneer and 9,454 units of the Grand Wagoneer.
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 will arrive in the U.S. in 2024.
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’s prices could start between USD 95,000 and 99,000.
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