Jeep is speeding towards an electric future

front 3/4 view of a Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 concept vehicle parked in a desert

Jeep Wrangler | Magneto 2.0 concept

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the one that got the ball rolling for Jeep electric powertrains in 2021, followed, this year, by the Grand Cherokee 4xe. Both share the same mechanics: a 2.0 L 4- cylinder turbocharged engine with two electric motors and a 17 kWh battery. Contrary to what we might think, this powertrain is even more powerful than fuel engines. Here is the difference:

2.0 L 4 cyl. turbo + electric motor 3.6 L Pentastar V6 5.7 L HEMI V8
375 horsepower/470 lb-ft. 295 horsepower/260 lb-ft. 360 horsepower/390 lb-ft.
A 2022 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe SUV charging at a Jeep power station outdoors

2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

In full electric mode, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has a range of up to 40 kilometers, while the electric Jeep Wrangler 4xe sees this number climb up to 50 kilometers. Available in two versions –the Unlimited Sahara and the electric Jeep Rubicon, both these models come standard equipped with an impressive array of features such as:

  • The Selec-Trac full time four-wheel drive system;
  • Large and extra robust Dana axles.

The electric Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is offered in five models:

  • 4xe;
  • Trailhawk;
  • Overland;
  • Summit;
  • Summit Reserve.

They all come standard equipped with, amongst other things:

  • The Selec-Terrain traction management system;
  • Leather upholstery.
Three electric Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe models parked in the mountains at dusk

Trailhawk (left) | Trailhawk 4xe (middle) | Summit Reserve 4xe (right)

Fuel consumption numbers are 12.7/9.6/11.3 L/100 km, and those of the 2022 electric Jeep Wrangler 4xe are 11.6/11.9/11.7 L/100 km (city/highway/combined). Here are the towing capacities for each:

Grand Cherokee 4xe Wrangler 4xe
2,818 kg/6,213 pounds 1,588 kg/3,501 pounds

An electrifying future

Jeep Magneto 2.0 including four wheel drive parked in a desert

Jeep Wrangler | Magneto 2.0 concept

Cowansville and St-Jean residents should witness the very first 100% electric Jeep by 2023. In fact, the Stellantis Group has announced that it will be baptised the Magneto 2.0, and power should reach up to 625 hp and 850 lb-ft. maximum torque, thanks to a 70 kW electric motor. 0-100 km/hr will be reached in no more than… Drum roll please… two seconds! No, this is not a typo, and just in case, here it is in numerals: 2 seconds! 

Another surprise is that this electric SUV will be equipped with a 6- speed manual transmission, which is a first for this type of vehicle. Let’s also mention that this manual transmission has been developed for no less than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

The Wrangler silhouette is easily recognizable, but with very unique added details, like the translucent part of the hood made of carbon fiber, which allows you to see how the devilish mechanics operate. Blue also takes center stage, as much in the interior as on the exterior, and 40- inch wheels are set on 20- inch rims, giving it an adventurous spirit, almost leaning towards an adrenaline junkie look.

However, since it is a concept vehicle all that is left to do is pray that the Wrangler Magneto 2.0 will emulate as many of these features as possible when it will finally hit the market. No matter what, this is a token of how outstanding we can expect the electric future to be with Jeep.

In the meantime, you can come and take a look at our 4xe models in greater detail, at your Jeep Bessette dealership in Cowansville in the Montérégie region, close to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

All-electric Wrangler's Jeep Magneto 2.0 driving on an upward sloping road