The upcoming 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe is coming to the markets. Some reports are also predicting the EV variant in the next year or two. However, Jeep will first launch the Wrangler 4xe variant with the hybrid powertrain. According to the most recent news, only the Rubicon model will get a fully electric powertrain, at least for the time being. In the future, all Wrangler trim levels and editions will be powered entirely by electricity.
By 2022, FCA intends to release at least ten PHEVs and three EVs. So far, we know about everything about the Wrangler PHEV, but an all-electric version remains a mystery. Unlimited is a model with four doors and Rubicon is a very impressive off-road variant. This combination already sounds nasty, and hybrid power will improve the ride quality and performance.
Exterior and Interior
We don’t know how many changes this SUV will host. Of course, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe will look recognizable and so different than the current Rubicon variant. Several improvements are expected for the 2022 Wrangler. However, it is not a redesign, so changes are not so significant. Both the exterior and interior will receive mid-cycle updates. Wrangler must strive to improve as the Ford Bronco is almost here, ready to compete with Jeep’s classic SUV.
As a result, Jeep will try to improve a vehicle’s exterior and interior design. Furthermore, in addition to the all-electric and hybrid Rubicon versions, the Wrangler can gain improved off-road capabilities. Wrangler SUV is and will remain the most exciting off-road SUV at the moment.
2022 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe Powertrain Specs
The Jeep’s engine is one of Stellantis’ most advanced, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four with two overhead cams. Moreover, this engine comes with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing systems. When combined with two electric motors, it looks pretty scary. The gas engine solely produces 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. These are amazing figures, so much so that Jeep sells a lot of Wranglers driven by the turbocharged 2.0-liter on its own.
Add in the electric motors’ combined 178 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque for serious off-road capabilities. Total output is rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. When you add on the 17.3kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and an eight-speed automatic transmission, you get 22 miles of all-electric driving range. Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds.
2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe Price, Release Date
The Wrangler SUV with the plug-in hybrid powertrain will cost around $50,000. As for the upcoming 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe model, we expect a significantly higher price. However, price figures are not available at the moment. Rubicon is an expensive trim level and a serious off-roader.
Anything below $70,000 would be a surprise in our opinion. Jeep is planning to go all-electric in the coming years. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is just the beginning. By 2022, the well-known brand intends to produce four electric models and more than ten plug-in hybrid variants.