Of all the brands we offer here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta, the Jeep namesake is innovative, always ready to go beyond the outskirts and into the wild, and boasts an amazing level of customizable character. The bloggers on duty at Jalopnik.com reported last year on how Jeep showed off a battery-electric Wrangler boasting a 285-horsepower motor from Webasto, and a 70 kWh of battery shoved ingeniously down into the capable and always dune-ready frame.
This concept still featured the factory manual gearbox and selectable range with available 2WD, 4-high, and 4-Low. This task was not accomplished with a motor at each end, but by using a transfer case and traditional old school axles. This past Thursday Jeep was teasing a Magneto 2.0 ahead of EJS this year, and this led many experts to believe that there will be a second version of the model coming soon. Some think that this will be a bit more-rounded BEV that makes use of electric propulsion, and the teaser image you can see here appears to show carbon flat fender, with a noticeable bulge on the hood that alludes to a generous power source.
What is now rapidly approaching as “the new normal” is going to mean full-on electric plug-in models for vehicles across the board from many brands, and the various contenders all showing off their range and other stats feel like AC-powered Goliaths circling viciously for the win. For current offerings that always remain ready to zip up the side of a mountain or provide you a peaceful interval by the nearest boulder-climbing location or fire trail, Jeep’s second 4xe hybrid SUV is based on the new 2-row Grand Cherokee, and consists of a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine along with two electric motors.
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid is unrelentingly capable off-road, also offers the diesel engine option, and provides the brand’s signature option of removable top and doors. Always perfect for a cruise by the beach or a quick means of conquering a nearby rugged trail, there’s “definitely a Wrangler for you”. The Wrangler 4xe boasts a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and plug-in hybrid components, a winning combination that produces 375 horsepower, and a Rubicon model that quickly sprints up to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
All the typical Wrangler traits anyone would expect are properly intact, and its off-road prowess is very impressive due to its big tires, disconnecting front stabilizer bar, and locking differentials. The 8.4-inch Uconnect system offers up very sharp graphics and quick responsiveness, and there is an abundance of USB and USB-C charging ports to keep everyone’s devices up to speed. With the distinct and satisfying build quality that any true Jeep fan has grown to expect, this is a great model to check out for offerings of the present while eagerly looking ahead to the benefits of full electrification arriving courtesy of the future.