The wait is almost over. Jeep announced today that the long-awaited 2022 Grand Cherokee, including the nameplate’s first-ever 4xe plug-in hybrid model, will be unveiled on September 29th at 9 a.m. ET.
Jeep had planned to unveil the 2022 Grand Cherokee in August at the 2021 New York Auto Show, but that plan was scrapped when the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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When Jeep revealed its updated electrification plans in July, we got our first good look at the SUV. Unsurprisingly, it resembled the Grand Cherokee L, albeit with a shorter wheelbase.
The upcoming 4xe model is expected to use the same gasoline-electric powertrain as the Wrangler 4xe in 2021. That SUV has a total output of 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
Jeep’s 4xe models are becoming increasingly important. In July, the automaker stated that it expects electric vehicles to account for 70% of total sales by mid-decade. To that end, it intends to sell a “fully electric” 4xe model in each SUV category by 2025.