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2022 Jeep Wrangler to be PHEV only in Europe

2022 Jeep Wrangler to be PHEV only in Europe

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler has been available in Europe for a while now and is updated on a similar timescale to North America. Except this time, all new vehicles bought from 2022 onwards will be PHEV.

We had thought the Wrangler would disappear from Europe altogether as Jeep said they were withdrawing the two door Wrangler from sale. We thought others would follow suit.

Fortunately, that isn’t the case. The four door Wrangler is going PHEV instead.

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

Most European countries have introduced or announced very tight restrictions on emissions, which causes trouble for some brands. Especially those brands that rely on V6 or larger engines.

Fortunately, Jeep had been working on a PHEV anyway, the Wrangler 4xe, so was able to introduce it in Europe at the same time it did here.

This gave them scope to refine the PHEV design and now it will be the only version sold as new in Europe.

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe looks and feels just like a standard four door Jeep.

It uses a 2.0-litre four cylinder engine with a pair of electric motors on each axle. It can deliver drive to all four wheels via an eight speed automatic transmission and the combined output hits 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The PHEV element enables the Wrangler to use its 17 kWh lithium-ion battery pack to provide up to 31 miles of electric-only drive. If you don’t charge using the engine, you can charge the batteries in 3 hours using a 7.4 kWh charger..

As you can imagine, while the EV system adds weight, it also adds stability and extra drive for each axle, which pays dividends in an off-roader!

2022 Jeep Wrangler

The Trail Rated 2022 Jeep Wrangler comes with the Select-Trac and Rock-Trac off road systems, Dana axles, Tru-Lok electric lockers for both axles. It also features Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, and electronic sway-bar disconnect for when you really hit the rough stuff.

New for 2022 is a Gorilla Glass windshield option to provide excellent visibility with damage mitigation. It’s standard on the Rubicon but optional on other trims we understand.

Aside from the PHEV options, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be available on soft top or black or body coloured hard top.

There are also new colours to add to the existing mix, Tuscadero, Gobi, Silver Zynith Metallic Clear Coat and High Velocity Metallic Clear Coat.

Inside, the cabin is as utilitarian as ever but also surprisingly comfortable. It has the new 8.4” touchscreen with Uconnect, Uconnect Services and the usual audio and navigation.

The Wrangler also comes with automatic high beams, full speed forward collision warning plus with advanced brake assist and adaptive cruise control.

It also comes with blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, the rearview camera, and the front and rear park assist.

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is available in Canada from Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8.

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