Every few months, the Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters of Stellantis gets a new look with a wrap on the building’s 15-story tower. Many in the Metro Detroit area noticed that workers were taking down the last wrap which featured the all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Wagoneer Series III last weekend. This week, the tower now features the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.
The introduction of the Grand Cherokee 4xe, signals the continued growth of the Jeep brand’s electrified mission of “Zero Emission Freedom”, as the brand explores future mobility. The 4xe Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PHEV) technology enhances the fun, freedom, and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy, and environmental friendliness.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe offers 25 miles of all-electric and 56 MPGe from a PHEV system that delivers 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, 0 to 60 mph in 6-seconds-flat, and a max tow rating of 6,000 lbs. Grand Cherokee 4xe comes standard with a two-speed transfer case, 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and 47.4:1 crawl ratio. When equipped with the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Grand Cherokee 4xe can deliver up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water fording capability.
The 5.4 million-square-foot complex is the second-largest building in the U.S. in floor space. Only the Pentagon is larger. Over 200,000 cars travel past the building on Interstate 75 (I-75) in Auburn Hills, daily. The 15-story tower is the centerpiece of the complex and can be seen for quite a distance down the interstate.
Shown on the banner is the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe model. It adds to the many standard features of the 4xe model and starts at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $62,485 or a Canadian MSRP of $75,595.
As the most off-road capable Grand Cherokee 4xe, the Trailhawk comes standard with low-range Selec-Speed Control (autonomous off-road driving assist) with sand and snow recovery; Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system featuring an active electronic 2-speed transfer case with low range, 47.4:1 crawl ratio, and rear electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) that can send 100% of torque to one rear wheel for maximum 4×4 performance; Selec-Terrain System with five settings (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand); Quadra-Lift air suspension with semi-active damping delivering 4.7 inches of travel, 10.9 inches of ground clearance, 24 inches of water fording capability and a break-over angle of 22.3 degrees; skid plates; blue tow hooks (with 10,000-lb capacity); Jeep Off-Road Pages, and class-exclusive sway bar disconnect, which allows for improved articulation and traction over rocks and rough terrain.
Standard exterior features include unique 18-inch aluminum wheels with 265/60R18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, unique front and rear fascias delivering best-in-class approach (36 degrees) and departure (30 degrees) angles, anti-glare Trailhawk hood decal, a black-painted roof with black-accent roof-rack rails with 150-lb capacity, Trailer-Tow Package with Class IV receiver hitch, automatic power-folding heated exterior mirrors with memory, power liftgate and 360-degree surround-view camera system with washer and an integrated off-road camera.
The Trailhawk model’s rugged and athletic interior features standard Capri leather/suede seats, eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated seats for first and second rows, Uconnect 5 navigation with a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 display, 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display, 506-watt nine-speaker Alpine audio system, cargo tie-down loops, dual-zone auto temperature control, heated steering wheel, and all-weather floor mats.
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