Jeep Wrangler 4xe Was America’s Best-Selling Hybrid for 2022
The Jeep brand certainly saw a strong demand for PHEV in last year – in fact, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was named America’s Best-Selling Plug-In Hybrid in 2022. Parent company Stellantis reported that 1 in 4 Jeep Wranglers sold last year was the 4xe, which amounted to more than 43,000 Wrangler models sold in 2022.
“We saw a strong demand for our PHEV offerings in the face of industry market conditions that carried across 2021 into 2022, including production constraints and a disruption of parts and materials in general, which adversely affected our overall sales,” said Stellantis U.S. sales chief Jeff Kommor.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe was introduced for the 2021 model year and pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors – one engine-mounted motor and another transmission-mounted motor – powered by a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack to make 375 combined horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
As part of a lineup expansion, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe added the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe, which was first seen at the Detroit Auto Show last fall. As Autoblog has stated, up until the Willys 4xe edition, the Wrangler 4xe has only been available in top-of-the-line Sahara or extra off-road Rubicon trims.
The Wrangler Willy 4xe boasts the performance and efficiency of 375 horsepower, 470 lb.-feet of torque, a 17 kWh battery that readily handles daily commutes, including 21 miles of all-electric range, as well as hours on the trail with electric-only power.