Jeep at CES 2020

January 22nd, 2020 by

Jeep Wrangler

CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, started in 1967 and is held in Las Vegas annually. The producers of the trade show, the Consumer Technology Association, describe it as “the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies,” while 2020 speaker Rachel Konrad, Chief Communications Officer of Impossible Foods, described CES as “the most high-profile showcase of the world’s most significant consumer technologies.” That being said, Jeep was thrilled to showcase their latest innovations at CES 2020 from January 7th through January 10th, with a focus on the upcoming Jeep plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Learn more about Jeep CES 2020 news at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Chesterton today!!

The Electric Future of Jeep

The Jeep CES 2020 exhibition focused on Jeep 4xe, which is the brand name for the Jeep plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology that will become optional on Jeep models in the existing lineup. This is in line with the announcement from Jeep global president Christian Meunier about an aggressive plan to launch many plug-in hybrid and fully electric Jeep models in the future:

  • “For nearly 80 years, the Jeep® Brand has dedicated itself to the evolution and advancement of 4×4 capability. By 2022, all Jeep® Brand models will be available with 4xe electric vehicle technology, ushering in a new era of efficiency and capability.”

Some Jeep 4xe vehicles will first be released and market-tested in China, which has a huge demand for PHEVs and fully-electric vehicles due to high taxes on larger engines.

Jeep Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles at CES 2020

At this year’s CES showcase, visitors got a sneak-peek of three Jeep plug-in hybrid electric vehicles swathed in futuristic blue and purple display lighting. All three vehicles–the Wrangler 4xe, the Compass 4xe, and the Renegade 4xe–made it onto Business Insider’s list of the 24 coolest vehicles at CES 2020. While not much is known yet about Jeep 4xe engine specs or battery range, a few details have been announced and hinted at on these three upcoming models:

  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe
    • Will officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020 with more details
    • Will possibly have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine (could be inline-4, ESS, or E-Torque engine)
  • Jeep Compass 4xe
    • Will officially debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2020 with more details
    • About 30 miles of electric battery range
    • Top speed of 81 mph in fully electric mode, higher speeds with the internal combustion engine
  • Jeep Renegade 4xe
    • Will officially debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2020 with more details
    • About 30 miles of electric battery range
    • Top speed of 81 mph in fully electric mode, higher speeds with the internal combustion engine

The Jeep 4xe versions of the Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade are similar to their traditionally-powered counterparts in terms of exterior design, with the exception of some electric blue accents. At the Jeep CES 2020 display, pops of blue were found on hood decals and on the Jeep badge, the Trail-Rated® badge, and the new 4xe badge.

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