1st August 2022: UK orders open for the New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-In Hybrid. Customers can choose between the Limited 4xe, Trailhawk 4xe, Overland 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xe models, all offering premium refinement, technological innovation, advanced 4x4 capability and electrification. Customers can configure their vehicles (https://www.jeep.co.uk/car-configurator) before the vehicle arrives in Jeep showrooms early in the New Year.
The arrival of the New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-In Hybrid sees the new Jeep SUV join the existing American brand’s “4xe" models. The “4xe” badge, consolidated as authentic Jeep branding, represents capability, sustainability, efficiency and even more safety and driving pleasure.
From the moment the Jeep brand introduced the Grand Cherokee in 1992 by driving it up the steps of Cobo Hall in Detroit and through a glass window, signifying the breakthrough premium SUV, it set a new industry benchmark and quickly became synonymous with upscale design and uncompromised capability.
As the most capable SUV brand pushes toward its future of “Zero Emission Freedom,”, this fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on its legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, bringing an all-new architecture, new plug-in hybrid powertrain, all-new exterior design, all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship and first-to-market technologies to the global full-size SUV segment.
“The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is our global flagship and will be leading the Jeep brand into a new era of premium refinement, innovative technology, advanced 4x4 capability and electrification”, said Christian Meunier, Jeep Brand Chief Executive Officer. “With a perfect balance of on-road dynamics, 4x4 capability and 4xe performance, the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is the most technologically advanced, luxurious and 4x4-capable Grand Cherokee ever.”
“The New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe’s arrival in Europe is the latest step in Jeep’s electrification journey.” - said Antonella Bruno, Head of the Jeep Brand in Europe. “We started this journey in Q4 2020 with the launch of the Renegade and Compass 4xe, and the following year the Wrangler 4xe arrived. Success soon followed: so much so that in the first quarter of 2022 more than 1 in 3 Jeeps sold in Europe was a 4xe, and in Italy we are the leader in the LEV market which includes plug-in hybrids and BEV. Now it’s the New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe’s turn to carry on with the success.”
The new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made it a true global icon in the premium SUV segment.
The state-of-the-art Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is designed inside and out to deliver unmatched capability and composed driving dynamics. Its renowned 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system instill Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4x4 capability.
The all-new architecture and sculpted aerodynamic body style combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise and vibration. Designed to maximise overall passenger safety, comfort and convenience, the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe packs a powerful punch with next generation features and technologies that make it a standout in the full-size SUV segment.
The New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is available in Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit Reserve trims:
The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is the first Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Its introduction signals the continued growth of the Jeep brand’s electrified mission, towards future mobility. The 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology enhances the fun, freedom and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for, while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness:
“The new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe driver can tailor its hybrid powertrain to suit each trip, from daily commuting in pure-electric mode to extended motorway road trips with no range anxiety, allowing owners to explore nature off-road in near silence,” Meunier added. “This is another important step toward achieving our global vision of Zero Emission Freedom.”
Available in Limited 4xe, Trailhawk 4xe, Overland 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xe models, the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, 2.0-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.
Overall, the 4xe system delivers 380 combined horsepower and 637 Nm torque, up to 30 miles electric range in combined cycle and 32 miles city electric range in the urban cycle.
The fuel-efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged I-4 engine is part of Stellantis’s Global Medium Engine family. The high-tech, direct-injection engine uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly to the cylinder head. Efficiency is enhanced via the use of electric power steering and an electrically driven air conditioning compressor, removing those loads from the engine.
The conventional alternator is replaced with a high-voltage, liquid-cooled motor generator unit. Connected to the engine crankshaft pulley via a belt, the motor generator spins the engine for nearly seamless, fuel-saving, start-stop operation and generates electricity for the battery pack. A larger high-voltage motor generator is mounted in the transmission, replacing the torque converter. Two clutches manage power and torque from the e-motor and engine.
A clutch is mounted between the engine and the motor. When the system operates in electric-only mode this clutch is open so there is no mechanical linkage between the engine and the e-motor. When the clutch is closed, combined torque from the 2.0-liter engine and the e-motor flow through the automatic transmission. A variable clutch mounted behind the e-motor manages engagement with the transmission to improve drivability and efficiency.
The all-new 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 and protected by a series of skid plates.
The battery pack system includes a dedicated heating and cooling circuit to keep the battery at its optimum temperature for best performance. The system includes a dedicated heater unit and a chiller that uses the Grand Cherokee’s air-conditioning refrigerant to reduce coolant temperature when needed.
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s 4xe system also includes an Integrated Dual Charging Module (ICDM) that combines a battery charger and 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 and protected with steel shields.
All high-voltage electronics are sealed and waterproof. The Trail Rated Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is capable of water fording up to 61 cm.
The charge port is beneath a push-open/push-close cover on the left front wing 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.
With E Selec modes, the new 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:
Regardless of the mode selected, the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe operates as a hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge.
The driver information display and main touchscreen include Eco Coaching pages. The Eco Coaching pages let owners monitor power flow and see the impact of regenerative braking as well as view their driving history with a detail of electric and fuel usage.
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 Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s traditional friction brakes.
With 4x4 engaged, all four wheels feed torque for regenerative braking, maximising 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 all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers unrivaled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. That legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of two 4x4 systems – Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD). Both systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip.
Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, delivers up to 27.8 cm of ground clearance and 61 cm of water fording. The system automatically adjusts the shock tuning to changing road conditions for enhanced comfort, stability and control, or may be controlled manually with console controls, and features five height settings for optimum ride performance.
The class-leading Selec-Terrain™ traction management system lets customers choose the on- or offroad setting for optimum 4x4 performance. This feature electronically coordinates 4x4 torque split, braking and handling, steering and suspension systems, throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and steering feel.
The Selec-Terrain system offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimised calibrations for any given driving scenario.
New for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe 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.
For the first time ever, the fifth-generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee offers the electrified Trailhawk 4xe, which combines up to 28 miles of all-electric “Zero Emission Freedom” and fuel consumption combined of 2.9 litres / 62 miles with Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s legendary 4x4 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 all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe include:
4x4 systems in summary
Limited - Quadra-Trac II active 4WD includes two-speed transfer case / Heavy duty suspension
Trailhawk - Quadra-Drive II 4WD system includes electronic limited-slip differential for rear axle / Quadra-Lift air suspension system / Sway Bar Disconnect
Overland - Quadra-Trac II active 4WD includes two-speed transfer case / Quadra-Lift air suspension system
Summit Reserve - Quadra-Drive II 4WD system includes electronic limited-slip differential for rear axle / Quadra-Lift air suspension system
All-new flexible architecture
The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is built on an all-new architecture that was mission specific for the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee. More specifically, the new 4xe model is 215 cm wide with open mirrors (196 cm wide without mirrors), 491 cm long and with a 296.4 cm wheelbase (more than 50 mm more than the previous generation).
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe's new unibody construction and chassis facilitate electrification, while two available best-in-class Jeep 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II), Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain traction management system instill the entire new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe line-up with legendary Jeep capability.
The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe’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 widened track (36mm increase) provides superior handling and nimble maneuverability and there are four-wheel options with signature Jeep geometry and up to 21-inch diameter wheels offered for the first time.
A Gloss Black roof comes standard on Trailhawk and Summit Reserve, combined with 7 new colors: Diamond Black, Bright White, Velvet Red, Midnight Sky, Baltic Grey, Silver Zynith, Rocky Mountain.
The all-New Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe’s luxurious, next-generation interior has evolved to feature handcrafted materials and modern amenities.
The front panel features new slim HVAC vents, a re-aligned centre stack for greater driver accessibility and 10.1-inch (25.7 cm) digital screens (digital cluster and touchscreen radio), as well as segment-first available 10.25-inch (26 cm) front passenger interactive display.
The all-new Jeep® seating architecture features a length adjustable cushion for the front-row passengers. The new 16-way adjustable front seats have power lumbar and memory and higher specification versions offer new front driver and passenger seat back massage. Heated/vented seats are available in first two rows, with three-level configurable controls.
The centre console layout now has updated switches, more storage space in the front bin that can hold two wireless devices and a wireless charger.
An all-new premium, full-suite of customisable LED lighting with daytime/night-time settings is standard on the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe, and true ambient lighting with a five-colour selection, available on the Overland and Summit Reserve versions.
The state-of-the-art Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe ushers in an array of more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including innovative applications of technologies that refine the connection between driver, vehicle and the road.
Standard safety features across the line-up include:
Additional available safety features include:
The new fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has the most available technology features in its history. The suite of features available includes:
A new, state-of-the-art McIntosh audio system is available and features 19 custom-designed speakers (including a 10-inch/25.4cm subwoofer), 950-watts of power and a 17-channel amplifier. The Jeep brand is currently the only automotive manufacturer in the world to carry a McIntosh sound system.
With an unsurpassed blend of refined sophistication, dynamic performance, cutting-edge technologies and unsurpassed levels of elegance, the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe carries an attractive presence and capability that is uncommon in its class, unquestionably Jeep brand, and unmistakably world class.
The all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack Plant, the city’s first new manufacturing facility in nearly three decades.
Authentic Jeep Accessories
In partnership with Jeep®, Mopar team has designed and developed over 100 authentic accessories for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid, reinforcing the strong bond between the two American brands that have always explored the world of customisation together, creating both exclusive accessories and services for the different Jeep models and unique models for major events.
For the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, the Mopar team has created a collection of unique and exclusive accessories, for the widest-ranging and most complete customization according to customers’ differing lifestyles, with high quality products which come about as a result of the Mopar professionals’ daily commitment in terms of innovation, attention to detail and respect for the environment. Some examples: 21-inch wheels, side steps, black or chrome-plated valve caps with the Jeep logo, sport pedals, wireless charger for smartphones, car covers, and more.
Plus, for off-road the special rock rails and carry-all roof bars accommodate boxes, kayaks, canoes and much more, and the towing hook can mount the specific bike carrier designed for heavier electric models. The Mopar offering, with the expertise of Free2Move eSolutions, starts with the powerful Connected Wallbox for faster and smarter charging. Remote control and authentication via App and RFID Card mean every detail has been carefully designed to improve life, including charging.
All accessories and services dedicated to the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe are available on the Mopar Store via the official Mopar eCommerce website.