Jeep Plug-In Hybrids Get “4xe” Name

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Jeep previously announced plans to electrify its lineup. Now it’s given those new vehicles their own special badge. All Jeep electrified vehicles will sport a new “Jeep 4xe” badge.

The first of these electrified vehicles were revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids. The announcement of the new 4xe badge includes confirmation of the long rumored plug-in hybrid Wrangler as the third vehicle in the new lineup.

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Right now Jeep is limiting electrification to only three models, but the plan is to expand electrified options in the future. This is only the first step toward Jeep’s goal of having electrified options in all of its models by 2022.

Adding electrification doesn’t mean compromising on what it means to be a Jeep. The company intends to offer the same performance and off-road capability for which the brand is already known. Rather than detracting from the experience, Jeep says adding electrification will make its vehicles more fun.

They’ll have greater torque and immediate engine response to make them more capable than ever. They will also be more eco-friendly and provide a quieter driving experience when in electric mode.

This is only the start for Jeep and for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which plans to have more than 30 electrified nameplates globally by 2022. Those vehicles include the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan, which is the only hybrid minivan you can buy.

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Additionally, there’s the eTorque mild hybrid system, which is found in the Ram 1500 and the Wrangler. These improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, but don’t have the power to run the vehicle in pure electric mode.

The new Jeep hybrids with the 4xe badge will make their debut this month in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.