2022 Jeep Wrangler PHV as the first gen will be launched starting in June in Europe for both off-road and environmental performance. The Jeep brand announced on May 27 that it will launch the Jeep Wrangler’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV), the “4xe”, in the European market in June.
4xe is the name given to the Jeep brand PHV. Already, the Renegade’s first PHV “Renegade 4xe” and the compass’s first PHV “Compass 4xe” are available.
Following Renegade and Compass, Jeep expanded the PHV 4xe to the Wrangler. The Jeep brand emphasizes the promotion of electrification in its medium-term management plan up to 2022. The promotion of electrification of the Jeep brand positions PHVs as the leading role. Introducing 10 PHVs to the market by 2022. In addition, four EV models will be released.
2022 Jeep Wrangler PHV Horse Power
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler PHV 4xe is based on the Wrangler’s 4-door. A special bonnet is adopted, and a skid plate and front and rear tow hooks are also equipped. Off-road wheels and large-diameter tires are standard equipment. The minimum ground clearance is 274 mm, and the maximum river crossing performance is 760 mm. The approach angle is 44 degrees, the breakover angle is 22.5 degrees, and the departure angle is 35.6 degrees, aiming for both excellent off-road performance unique to the Wrangler and environmental performance.
The PHV powertrain is a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder gasoline turbo engine with a direct injection engine. A twin-scroll low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly on the cylinder head pursues excellent response, performance, and fuel efficiency.
Instead of the conventional alternator, a belt start generator called “e-torque” will be adopted. The motor was designed integrally with the 8-speed AT. The entire PHV system, which combines the engine and motor, gains 380hp of power and 65kgm of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100km / h runs through in about 6.4 seconds.
Wrangler 3 Driving Mode
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHV 4xe has three driving modes called “E Selec”. The driver operates the button on the left side of the steering wheel to select the powertrain mode. Regardless of the mode selected, it will automatically switch to “hybrid” mode when the battery is low.
The hybrid mode is the basic mode, which optimally balances the torque of the 2.0-liter engine and the electric motor. In this mode, the powertrain first uses battery power and adds driving force from the engine when the battery is low.
In “electric” mode, the powertrain runs at zero emissions until the battery is low. In “e-save” mode, the driving force from the 2.0-liter engine is prioritized to save battery power. The driver can also choose between battery save and battery charge while in e-save mode via the “Uconnect” monitor.
Wrangler EV Mode
The battery is nickel manganese cobalt with a storage capacity of 17kWh. In EV mode, the WLTP cycle can run up to about 50km with zero emissions. The battery was placed under the second row seats. For this reason, the second row seats are specially designed, and the cushion is tilted forward to perform battery maintenance.
The charging port was provided on the left front fender. It has an LED indicator that shows the charging status. An LED battery level monitor is installed at the top of the instrument panel so that you can check the battery level during charging.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHV 4xe is equipped with a regenerative brake. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the powertrain control activates a regenerative brake of up to 0.25g from the electric motor to decelerate the vehicle. This will extend the life of the brake pads.
2020 Jeep Wrangler PHV Battery Power & Charging Time
Attached on board of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHV is an 8.4-inch “Uconnect NAV” system with touch screen, 7-inch TFT monitor, Apple “CarPlay” and Google “Android Auto” are standard equipment. With the “MY Uconnect” app, you can check information about battery charge level and cruising on your smartphone.
Standard safety equipment includes blind spot monitoring with rear crosspass detection, rear camera, ESC with “ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)”, front and rear park assist, and keyless entry “Ngo”. Options include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning plus, and a new front camera.
It takes about 3 hours to charge the battery with a charger with an output of 7.4kWh. There is also an option to set a charging schedule. It is also possible to use the “easy Wallbox” provided by eSolutions of the Stellantis joint venture “Free2Move”.