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Jeep expands 4xe plug-in hybrid lineup with Willys Wrangler and 30th Anniversary Grand Cherokee

2022 North American International Detroit Auto Show

While Jeep dropped its big news last week, it doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t have things to talk about at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Two new updates to its 4xe plug-in models debuted, including a new option for the Wrangler 4xe and a new trim for the Grand Cherokee 4xe.

2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe

2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe 2
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Let’s start with the off-road focused Wrangler. While the Rubicon trim is often the boss of off-roading, many people who like to do their own mods like to start with the Willys. It gives you everything you need from a Jeep, including Dana 44 axles, and a factory suspension lift.

It’s always been a cool value model, with Willys badging and a retro 4-Wheel Drive decal on the rear hatch. Plus, mud terrain tires from the factory make it easy to tackle tough trails right out of the showroom.

That all remains, but its now powered by a plug-in hybrid system making 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The Willys 4xe is built alongside all other Wranglers in its forever home in Toledo, Ohio. Orders for the ’23 Willys 4xe are open today, and deliveries should begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

The starting price for a Willys 4xe is $55,590 with destination.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition 7
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around for 30 years, and Jeep wants to celebrate that milestone by offering a special edition. The brand is also looking to the future, which means that this celebration comes on top of the new hot powertrain at Jeep.

The 4xe Grand Cherokee is a good Jeep. It’s comfortable and luxurious and capable. It can also go 25 miles on a full charge and return decent fuel economy out on the road.

Debuting at the Detroit Auto Show, the 30th Anniversary Special Edition won’t be breaking through glass at Cobo Hall, but it does offer power, performance, and some extra standard safety features.

Being a 4xe, it makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The 30th Anniversary adds unique blacked-out exterior details, some new interior treatments, a digital rearview mirror, and the 360-degree camera system.

If you scroll through the gallery below you’ll see some detailed shots of the 30th Anniversary badging that we’re quite fond of. It’s a fun and unique way to get a special Grand Cherokee if you’re in the market.

The package will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,700 with order banks open up later this year.

Both vehicles will be on display at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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