“Freedom’s future is electric.” That’s the final line in Jeep’s latest teaser video for its upcoming 4xe Day on September 8, 2022. That, plus background music that sings “Hello and welcome to the future. This is the present.” Nobody is surprised by this, but the near future of automobiles is electric.
Needless to say, the American automaker is strengthening its position in the coming years by expanding its electrified lineup – all of which will be revealed at the aforementioned event. Apart from what we already know about its current 4xe lineup in the US, the company hasn’t given us any hints.
In the United States, notable Jeep 4xe plug-in hybrid models include the Wrangler 4xe and the Grand Cherokee 4xe, which made its global debut in September 2021. Both models are available in Europe, where the Renegade and Compass, both manufactured in Italy, are also offered as 4xe plug-in hybrid models.
Jeep has already confirmed that full-electric models are on the way, according to Stellantis’ “Dare Forward 2030” strategic plan presentation. It was mentioned between the slides that battery electric “Pure Offroad UV” and “Lifestyle Family SUVs” will be available starting in 2024.
Meanwhile, a small Jeep SUV is expected to be announced during the 4xe day. The new unnamed Jeep model, which was recently spotted on the road (gallery above), will sit below the Renegade in the lineup and will use PSA Group’s e-CMP platform, which is already used by Citroen, Opel, and Peugeot models. However, it’s unclear whether this model will be offered in the US.
More information will be available soon, as Jeep 4xe Day approaches. As always, keep an eye on this space for updates.