The Jeep Grand Cherokee, after the Jeep Wrangler itself, is the most emblematic model of the legendary American manufacturer of SUVs. Now, the Spanish division of Jeep announces the opening of the reservation period for all versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid.
And it is that previously the brand began the commercialization of its plug-in hybrid SUV by launching the Exclusive Launch Edition version, which, as the name indicates, was a special launch edition. Now the Grand Cherokee is available in Spain in versions Limited 4xe, Trailhawk 4xe, Overland 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xewith prices starting at 81,750, 89,250, 86,750 and 97,750 euros, respectively.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe uses a plug-in hybrid scheme that is articulated around a inline 4 cylinder gasoline engineturbocharged, which on its own account yields 272 hp.
The heat engine is assisted by two electric motors. The smallest has a power of 33 kW (45 hp), although it does not transmit power to any of the wheels, since it is only responsible for generating electricity. The second engine, with 100 kW is more powerful (136 hp) and it does transmit power to all wheels just as the gasoline engine does.
In total, the joint power between the heat engine and the electrical diagram is 380 hp, complemented by a torque of 637 Nm. These figures give the Grand Cherokee the possibility of reaching one hundred kilometers per hour from a standstill in 6.3 seconds and reaching 210 kilometers per hour at top speed.
The battery used by the 100 kW motor has a capacity of 17.3 kWhwhich in general terms is a large battery for a plug-in hybrid (the size and weight of the model require it).
With a full charge of it the Grand Cherokee 4xe homologates a maximum of 45 kilometers of electric autonomy in the combined use cyclewhile in urban areas it promises up to 51 kilometers.
It should be noted that Jeep is one of the few manufacturers, along with Toyota and Land Rover, that continue to sell pure SUVs. As proof of this, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has a traction system that the brand calls 4×4 Quadra Trac II or Quadra Drive II, in addition to two-speed transfer case and gear ratio of 2.72:1, allowing the American SUV to enjoy enhanced traction in tricky off-road situations.
Due to its size and concept, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an almost unique type of car in Spain. The only other comparable SUV is the recently introduced Range Rover Sport, although the British model is postulated as a somewhat sportier model in its behavior, as well as luxurious due to its interior finishes, which is reflected in its price, since that the most accessible version of Sport starts at 102,700 euros in our country.