4xe is the Name: Jeep Teases its New Line of Electrified 4x4s for this Year
Last month we heard news that Jeep was planning to electrify its entire lineup by 2022, and the brand has just confirmed its plans to do exactly that with a large showing up at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Three different plug-in hybrid Jeeps will be shown in Las Vegas—a Renegade, Compass and a Wrangler, and Jeep also announced the branding that its new line of plug-in 4x4s will wear.
"4xe" will be the badging used on the new models, as the brand says it strives to "become the leader in “green” eco-friendly premium technology." But, in addition to being lower emissions, the new hybrid electric setups also promise greater torque, faster response and hopefully improved off-road capability.
Jeep says the debut of the new 4xe plug-in hybrids is the first step of its aforementioned plan to electrify its whole line up by 2022. And while the hybrid versions of the Renegade and Compass have already been shown for other markets, the plug-in version of the iconic Wrangler is the one to keep an eye on.
CES 2020 will kick off next week, and while it's unclear what sort of details will be announced, Jeep also said it will be revealing additional information about the three new models at the upcoming Geneva, New York and Beijing auto shows.
We are just a few days into 2020 and it's already shaping up to be a big year for the Jeep brand as it moves toward the future. Stay tuned for more.
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