Jeep has launched their first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe, which will be arriving in Australian dealerships from August, with a base vehicle price of $129,950, joining the recently released all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 5 and 7-seat variants.
As Jeep pushes toward its future of “Zero Emission Freedom,” the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is the most fuel-efficient, technologically advanced, 4×4-capable, and luxurious Grand Cherokee yet.
As with the 5 and 7-seat variants, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack. The newest iteration has been designed and engineered to deliver even more of what has made Jeep Grand Cherokee a true global icon in the premium SUV segment.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged l-4 PHEV 4xe powertrain combines two electric motors, a 400-volt 17.3-kWh EV 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 280kW of combined power and 637Nm of combined torque. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers 52km (New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)) of all-electric range and a combined fuel economy of 3.2L/100km.
Efficiency is enhanced via the use of electric power steering and an electrically driven air conditioning compressor, removing those loads from the engine.
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 Jeep 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 (IDCM) 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 charge port is beneath a push-open/push-close cover on the left front fender 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.
Charging time varies from less than 10 hours (Mode 2) to less than 3 hours (Mode 3 @7.4kWh).
With E-Selec modes, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, from daily commuting in pure-electric mode to extended highway road trips with no range anxiety, allowing owners to explore nature off-road in near silence.
The driver selects the desired powertrain mode (Hybrid, Electric, eSave) via buttons mounted on the instrument panel, to the right of the steering wheel. Regardless of the mode selected, the Grand Cherokee 4xe operates as a hybrid once the battery nears its minimum state of charge.
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 4×4 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.
With the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe can tow up to 2,722 kg when properly equipped.
As with the rest of the fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee fleet, the front axle is bolted directly to the engine which allows for superior and refined driving dynamics. Every touchpoint uses premium materials, emanating quality and sophistication throughout the vehicle.
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers unrivalled capability along with composed on-road driving dynamics. The legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of the two available 4×4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II. Both 4×4 systems feature an active transfer case to improve traction by distributing torque to the wheel with the most grip.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe will receive an exclusive trim treatment, with a Gloss Black roof as part of the Summit Reserve 4xe standard specification, further highlighting the floating roofline achieved courtesy of a new window moulding that begins at the base of the side mirror and travels all the way to the rear quarter window and extends to the base of the backlight.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee range comes with a range of convenient features to keep passengers connected while driving. An available wireless charging pad is provided for the passengers in the front-row and two USB Type C connectors, a 10.25-inch frameless digital instrument cluster display with nearly two dozen different menus from which the user can select, including driver-assist technologies, such as Active Driving Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and available Night Vision
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe also features an all-new premium, interior LED lighting with daytime/night-time settings, true ambient lighting with a five-colour selection, McIntosh 19-speaker premium audio system and a hands-free, foot activated power liftgate.
- 2.0L I4 DOHC direct-injection Turbo PHEV engine
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Quadra-Trac II Active 4×4 System with Selec-Terrain and Quadra Lift Air Suspension
- Quilted Palermo Leather-trimmed seats – available in Black and Tupelo
- 12-way power with 4-way power lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger seat with memory
- Driver and Front Passenger Seat Massage Function
- Ventilated First and Second-row Seating (Outboard)
- Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
- 10.1″ Uconnect 5 Nav with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
- 10.25″ Multiview Display Cluster
- Premium McIntosh High Performance Audio System with 19 speakers and 950-watt amplifier
- Automatic LED Headlamps w. Auto High Beam Control
- Black Painted Roof
- 21-inch Polished / Painted Alloy Wheels
- Two-Speed Active Transfer Case (4×4) with low range gear
- Blind Spot Monitoring w. Rear Cross-Path Detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control w. Stop and Go
- Active Lane Management
- ParkSense Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist
- Active Driving Assist
- Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (with cyclist detection)
- Traffic Sign Information
- 360 Degree Camera
- Hands-free Power Liftgate
- Digital Rearview Mirror
Advanced Technology Group:
- Head-Up Display
- Wireless Charging
- Night Vision Camera
- 10.25” Front Passenger Interactive Display