Jeep has been talking about electrified vehicles since all the way back in 2017, when the brand confirmed plans to eventually roll out a plug-in hybrid version of the iconic Wrangler. Well, the talk is finally starting to yield something, as Jeep plans to detail some of its electrification plans next week at the CES Show.
With its announcement regarding CES, Jeep has already confirmed a couple details. First, all electrified Jeep models will wear the badge “4xe.” The badge will first ride on hybrid versions of the Compass, Renegade and Wrangler. Details of the three new hybrids will be detailed at upcoming auto shows later this year, but Jeep will offer some details at CES.
Jeep has committed to having an electrified variant of every model in its portfolio by year 2022. This cadence will start with plug-in versions of the Compass, Renegade and Wrangler. And Jeep is making some bold promises with its 4xe line.
“With greater torque and immediate engine response, Jeep electric vehicles will offer an even more fun-to-drive experience on the road and more capability than ever off the road,” Jeep said in a press release.
The European market already has plug-in hybrid versions of the Compass and Renegade, but it is unclear if Jeep will carbon copy the Euro models for the North America market. Our guess is we get tweaked powertrains versus the 1.3-liter gas engine found under the hood of the Euro Jeep hybrids.