Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Shown, Specs to Come

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

As part of Stellantis’ EV Day, Jeep just unveiled the Grand Cherokee 4xe. Sort of.

It’s the automotive-launch equivalent of a harried journalist sending his editor a story marked “TK” — which in copy-editing lingo means “to come”.

For Jeep, it means that we can see the 4xe plug-in hybrid, unmasked, but know almost nothing else about it. All we get is images.

At least until August, when the full fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee line will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show (yes, it’s back, assuming current COVID trends hold steady/continue in a positive direction). We’ve already driven the three-row version, aptly named L.

Go ahead, feast your eyes on the images. We’ll bring you the rest of the details once we know them.

[Images: Jeep]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Jul 08, 2021

    Assuming this will be the same powertrain as the Wrangler 4xe, but kind of hoping it will have a V6 like the Pacifica instead.. Either way, I'm biased against Jeeps because they tend to sacrifice good space utilization for off-road hardware I won't use, but I'd test-drive it.

  • GregLocock GregLocock on Jul 08, 2021

    Nice photo of a vehicle recharging at 10 mph or less. No shadows from the array = no sun.

    • Kendahl Kendahl on Jul 08, 2021

      A look at the solar array prompts me to ask whether it will charge at a practical rate.

  • Bd2 Jaguar's problem was chasing the Germans into the mid size and then entry-level/compact segments for volume, and cheapening their interiors while at it.
  • 3-On-The-Tree Aja8888 I expected that issue with my F150 starting at 52,000mi. luckily I had an extended warranty and it saved me almost $8,000. No more Fords for me, only Toyota.
  • Lou_BC I saw a news article on this got a different read on it. Ford wants to increase production of HD trucks AND develop hybrid and EV variants of the SuperDuty. They aren't scaling back EV production. Just building more HD's and EV variants of HD's .
  • Lou_BC Backing up accidents are one of the most common causes of low speed accidents. You'd think sensors and cameras would help.
  • Jpolicke Jaguar started making cars that were dead ringers for Kia Optimas, but less reliable. They now look like everything and nothing; certainly nothing to aspire to.
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