All-new Jeep going PHEV

Fifth-generation Lineup Includes the Grand Cherokee 4xe. For it’s the First Electrified Grand Cherokee. Moreover and the New Trailhawk with a V8.  

The New Ultimate 4×4 Grand Cherokee

The fifth generation of most awarded SUV ever brings an all-new architecture. All with the new plug-in hybrid powertrain.

In addition, all-new exterior design and all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship.

Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid

First electrified Grand Cherokee 4xe is unveiled alongside the ultimate off-road Grand Cherokee, the new Trailhawk

Jeep Cherokee 4XE

 


Unrivaled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics courtesy of three 4×4 systems. For that’s Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II.

Air Suspension

It’s also got class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension. That’s now with electronic semi-active damping. For it delivers up to class-leading 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) of ground clearance. Also, 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording

New class-exclusive sway-bar disconnect delivers improved articulation. Also better traction over rocks and rough terrain.

Trailhawk is V8

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe conquered the formidable Rubicon Trail under all-electric power.

I mean can you say a 7,200 lbs (3,265kg) max towing. That’s the available 5.7-liter V-8 engine.

Jeep 4xe screen for passenger
Uconnect 5 offers new technology for 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including a 10.1-inch (25.7 cm) display, five-times-faster operating speed (when compared to the previous generation) and over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Exclusive Interactive Displays

Exclusive 10.25-inch (26 cm) front passenger interactive display.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive in Jeep dealerships in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to arrive in North America early in 2022. Also in global markets later that year.

High Tech

As the most capable SUV brand pushes toward its future of “Zero Emission Freedom”.  For the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the most technologically advanced 4×4-capable Jeep Grand Cherokee yet.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to arrive in North America early in 2022 and in global markets later that year.

Setting the standard

Powertrain options – with 4xe (PHEV) technology targeting to deliver an estimated 25 miles of all-electric range. Then 57 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Also a combined driving range of more than 440 miles (708 km). This is the most 4×4-capable and sustainable Grand Cherokee yet. That’s a further sign of the Jeep brand’s commitment to “Zero Emission Freedom”.

 


Safety – with more than 110 advanced safety and security features. I mean that’s including Active Driving Assist with hands-on automated driving. Also a 360-degree surround view and night vision cameras.

Driving Dynamics

The state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee is designed inside and out. All to deliver unmatched capability. Also composed driving dynamics.

First-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe

The 4xe PHEV technology enhances the fun, freedom, and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for, while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness.

So Many Options

Available in the Grand Cherokee Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve. For the 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack. Also a 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. With TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. All for maximum efficiency and capability.

Overall, the 4xe system delivers 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque. The Grand Cherokee 4xe, targeting an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range, returns an estimated 57 MPGe and has an estimated total range of more than 440 miles (708 km).

The fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of Stellantis’s Global Medium Engine family.

The conventional alternator is replaced with a high-voltage, liquid-cooled motor generator unit. Installed 

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe carries a 400-volt, 17-kWh EV battery.

The battery units and controls mount underneath the vehicle, packaged under the floor. Also they protected by a series of skid plates.

The Grand Cherokee’s 4xe system also includes an Integrated Dual Charging Module (ICDM). One that combines a battery charger. Also a DC/DC converter in a single, compact unit and a Power Inverter Module (PIM) that is reduced in size. These are mounted under the body. Also they are protected with steel shields.

All high-voltage electronics are sealed and waterproof.

The Trail Rated Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is capable of water. I mean fording up to 24 inches (61 cm).

The charge port is beneath a push-open/push-close cover on the left front fender for convenient nose-in parking at charging locations. The charge port includes LED indicators of charging status. An LED battery level monitor sits on top of the instrument panel, making it easy to check battery state of charge at-a-glance during charging.

4xe E Selec modes

With E Selec modes, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it be commuting, off-roading or long-distance travel.

The driver selects the desired powertrain mode via buttons mounted on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel: 

1. Hybrid: Blends torque from the electric motor and gas engine. The powertrain will optimize battery and engine power to deliver the best combination of fuel efficiency and performance

2. Electric: Operates on zero-emission electric power only until the battery reaches the minimum charge or the driver requests more torque (such as wide-open throttle), which engages the engine

3. eSave: Prioritizes the engine, saving the battery charge for later use. The driver can also choose between Battery Save and Battery Charge during eSave via the Hybrid Electric Pages in the Uconnect 5 monitor

Regardless of the mode selected, the Grand Cherokee 4xe operates as a hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge.

The driver information display and main touchscreen include Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pages. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Pages let owners monitor power flow and see the impact of regenerative braking, schedule charging times to take advantage of lower electric rates and view their driving history with a detail of electric and gasoline usage.

Regenerative Braking 

Regenerative braking is part of the 4xe system. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the powertrain control engages the maximum available regenerative braking, up to 0.25 g, from the electric motors to slow the vehicle, augmented with the Grand Cherokee’s traditional friction brakes. With 4×4 engaged, all four wheels feed torque for regenerative braking, maximizing the energy recovery. Electricity from regenerative braking is fed to the battery pack to maintain or increase the state of charge.

A driver-selectable Max Regen feature deploys a more assertive regenerative braking calibration when the vehicle sees zero throttle input from the driver (coasting). Max Regen can slow the Grand Cherokee 4xe faster than standard regenerative braking and generate more electricity for the battery pack.

The Selec-Terrain system offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimized calibrations for any given driving scenario.

New for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 is front-axle disconnect. If the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require all-wheel drive, the front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in two-wheel drive, reducing drag on the driveline and improving fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.

Grand Cherokee boasts class-leading 7,200-lbs (3265 kg) max towing with the available 5.7-liter V-8 engine.

Trailhawk – the most capable Grand Cherokee

The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk elevates Grand Cherokee’s 4×4 capability even further.

The new Trailhawk features standard all-terrain tires, integrated off-road camera, Quadra-Lift air suspension with up to 11.3 inches (28.7cm) of ground clearance, improved approach, departure and breakover angles and the Quadra-Drive II active transfer case with rear eLSD and Selec-Terrain.

Trailhawk 4xe – Trail Rated, nature approved

For the first time ever, the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee will offer the electrified Trailhawk 4xe, which combines an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric “Zero Emission Freedom” and 57 MPGe with Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s legendary 4×4 capability. In fact, the all-new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe conquered the formidable Rubicon Trail and did so under all-electric power using electric mode. 

Highlights for the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe include:

Award-winning powertrains
In addition to the technologically advanced plug-in hybrid electric powertrain of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, the 2022 Grand Cherokee lineup offers buyers a choice of two powerful, fuel-efficient and refined engines with proven performance for any driving situation.

Each engine mates to the durable, robust TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, which enhances fuel economy and delivers crisp and smooth gear changes. The widespread of gear ratios helps keep the engine rpm in the ideal range for the task. That’s whether it’s cruising on the highway or exploring off-road trails. On-the-fly shift-map changing enables the transmission to quickly adjust its shift strategy to match the driver’s demands based on inputs. That’s such as engine torque changes, hill detection, temperature and longitudinal and lateral acceleration.

New for the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4×4 is front-axle disconnect. If the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require all-wheel drive, the front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in two-wheel drive, reducing drag on the driveline and improving fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.

Flexible architecture delivers world-class 4×4 capability, driving dynamics and durability, and first-ever electrified 4xe

The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built on an all-new architecture that was mission specific for the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee. It’s a purpose-built, flexible architecture engineered for both three- and two-rows, as well as electrified 4xe capability.

The Grand Cherokee’s new unibody construction and chassis facilitate electrification, while three available best-in-class Jeep 4×4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system instill the entire Grand Cherokee lineup with legendary Jeep capability.

The two-row Grand Cherokee – the most 4×4-capable Grand Cherokee yet – is the second vehicle in this family of capable Jeep SUVs to be built on the new architecture, following the first-ever three-row Grand Cherokee L launched earlier this year. Early in 2022, the third and final phase will begin when the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee 4xe launches in North America, followed later in the year in global markets.

Dynamic and capable model lineup

The new Grand Cherokee lineup consists of Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Trailhawk, Summit and Summit Reserve trims.

The all-new 4xe powertrain, with 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, two electric motors and eight-speed automatic, is available on Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve.

New exterior design

The all-new Grand Cherokee’s slim, sculpted exterior delivers more modern and updated premium appearance to the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever.

A lowered, tapered roof improves the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance and efficiency without sacrificing cargo spaciousness and utility, while the lowered beltline and expansive glass allow more light into the cabin and increase outward visibility.

A wider and larger iconic seven-slot grille and new front fascia conceals a long-range radar and other advanced technology features. An elongated, level-set hood and bold headfirst stance deliver visual strength and the aerodynamic body style allows for design flexibility, improved fit and finish.

New active grille shutters, front wheel spats, air curtains, hood aero flick, lowered roof line (10mm decrease) and rear vertical-pillar spoilers improve on-road performance and fuel efficiency.

A gloss black roof is available for the first time on the Overland models and comes standard on Trailhawk, Summit and Summit Reserve.

A widened track (36mm / 1.4-inch increase) provides superior handling and nimble maneuverability. There are eight wheel options with signature Jeep geometry and up to 21-inch diameter wheels offered for the first time.

All-new interior

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s luxurious, next-generation interior has evolved. Especially to feature handcrafted materials and modern amenities.

Grand Cherokee Auburn Hills, Mich. September 29, 2021 -

Standard safety features across the lineup include:

Additional available safety features include:

New Active Driving Assist (L2) hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving is also available.

Most technologically advanced Grand Cherokee ever

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack Plant, the city’s first new manufacturing facility in nearly three decades.

Interior high luxury look. 4xe Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe digital dash

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is scheduled to arrive in North America early in 2022. Also in global markets later that year.

Source: Jeep, Auburn Hills, Mich. September 29, 2021 –
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