The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has been tested for off-roading and proves time and again that it is rugged enough to take on tough terrain. Now Jeep Performance Parts is out with a lift kit designed specifically to fit the new plug-in hybrid.
“With an industry-first lift kit for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar will give owners of the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe the opportunity to amplify the 4x4 capability and the fun-to-drive, open-air experience of the most capable, technically advanced, eco-friendly SUV,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “The 2021 Wrangler 4xe is Trail Rated with solid front and rear axles, a full-time 4x4 two-speed transfer case, a fully articulating suspension and 30 inches of water fording capability.”
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe gives the driver approximately 21 miles of travel on the electrical charge before switching over to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline powered engine. The driver can also choose to drive on the gasoline engine and save the electric power for later, perhaps off-roading. The 2021 Wrangler 4xe promises 375 horsepower and goes from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. Wrangler 4xe’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combines with two electric motors to deliver an estimated 50 MPGe. A 400-volt, 17-kWh battery pack is located underneath the second-row seat to protect it from outside elements and to preserve the interior space.
Jeep and Mopar have done a brilliant job of creating the accessories that their fans will want most. In this instance the engineers have created the 2” lift kit that will enhance the Jeep owners experience. According to Jeep, the $1,495 kit is the first in the industry that is designed, engineered and tuned for a plug-in hybrid. You have to be very careful when choosing a lift kit for any vehicle because some of them will void the factory warranty on a new vehicle. This kit is designed specifically for the Jeep 4xe and includes four springs, four FOX shocks, front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links, front and rear bump stops, various fasteners and the JPP badge. Because this lift kit is designed by Jeep Performance, it is backed by a factory guarantee and will not affect the Jeep's warranty.
Jeep Performance and Mopar Also Improving Vehicle Charging
Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar have also designed some other accessories to improve the plug-in hybrid experience. New Jeep and Mopar branded 240-volt electric vehicle wall chargers will allow drivers to charge their 4xes five times faster at home.
“We continue to expand our off-road Jeep portfolio with more innovative new features, including convenient at-home electric-vehicle chargers for vehicles like the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe,” said Mark Bosanac, North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “Across the entire Jeep lineup, Mopar offers more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories.”
Jeep Installing New Charging Stations
Jeep is also installing solar-powered electric charging stations at Jeep Badge of Honor trails to support Wrangler 4xe owners. Frequently consumers mention the lack of charging stations and infrastructure as a reason for not adopting the new technology. Range anxiety can be an issue, as the electric charging infrastructure development has lagged, however, because the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has a gasoline engine as well, range is less of a concern. The trail charging stations are an important part of Jeep’s long-term goals of putting all-electric Jeeps and other vehicles on the road.
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