Heritage-inspired Willys 4xe blends more than 80 years of Jeep 4×4 leadership and electric vehicle technology to deliver legendary capability and a near-silent off-road experience
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., 14 September 2022 /PRNewswire/ —
Delivering 49 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe combines authentic retro cues with the technologically advanced 375-horsepower, 470-lb.-ft. Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid propulsion system
Wrangler Willys 4xe has Jeep’s go-anywhere capability with a 2.72:1 Selec-Trac full-time 4WD system, 30-inch hydrofoil, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles and LT255/75R17C mud-terrain tires
The Willys 4xe factory suspension lift provides 10.1 inches of ground clearance
Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe features standard LED headlights and fog lights, Alpine 9-speaker premium audio, all-weather floor mats, rear limited-slip differential, rock rails, black grille, and 17-inch black-painted alloy wheels
A special “Willys” decal on the hood, trimmed in the 4xe’s signature Electric Blue, and an “Electric 4-Wheel Drive” decal on the swinggate mean this Willys is a 4xe plug-in hybrid
An available sun and screen package, with the exclusive class Sky One-Touch Power-Top and Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen, is optional on the Willys 4xe
The Willys 4xe brings a new entry-level price point to the Wrangler 4xe, with a starting price from the US manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $53,995 (excluding $7,500 tax deductions and $1,595 destination)
Orders for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe are available starting today with deliveries scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the best-selling plug-in hybrid in America
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe got a boost for its electrified lineup today at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the new heritage-inspired 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe.
“Jeep Wrangler 4xe customers looking for the ultimate combination of capability and electrification, with a vintage twist, can now have it in the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe,” said Jim Morrisonsenior vice president and head of the Jeep brand North America. “The debut of the new heritage-inspired 2023 Wrangler Willys 4xe par 49 MPGe, 470 lb.-ft. of torque with unmatched Jeep capability, a 2.72:1 4WD low range, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles and a new starting price point to the 2023 model Wrangler 4xe lineup, which continues to be the best-selling plug-in hybrid in America.”
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe boasts performance and efficiency of 375 horsepower, 470 lb.-ft. of torque, a 17 kWh battery that easily handles most daily commutes, including 21 miles of all-electric range, as well as hours on the road on electric power alone. and all with the ability to go anywhere with a 2.72:1 Selec-Trac full-time 4WD system, 30-inch hydrofoil, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles and mud-terrain tires. The Willys 4xe factory suspension lift provides 10.1 inches of ground clearance.
With a starting US Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $53,995 (excluding $7,500 tax deductions and $1,595 destination), the heritage-inspired Willys 4xe brings a new entry-level price point to the Wrangler 4xe lineup, joining the Rubicon 4xe, High Altitude 4xe and Sahara 4xe. Orders for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe are available starting today with deliveries scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Unique Willys 4xe treatment
Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe features standard LED headlights and fog lights, Alpine 9-speaker premium audio, all-weather floor mats, rear limited-slip differential, rock rails, black grille, and 17-inch black-painted aluminum wheels with LT255/ 75R17C mud-terrain tires. A special ‘Willys’ decal on the hood, trimmed in the 4xe’s signature Electric Blue, and an ‘Electric 4-Wheel Drive’ decal on the swinggate mean this Willys is a 4xe plug-in hybrid. Electric Blue is also used to accent the front and rear Willys towbars, the Jeep badge and the Trail Rated badge. An available sun and screen package, with the exclusive class Sky One-Touch Power-Top and Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touchscreen, is optional on the Willys 4xe.
The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe is assembled at Stellantis’ Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio. Vehicles are scheduled to begin arriving at dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Wrangler Willys 4x Advanced Powertrain
The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe provides a unique on- and off-road experience. The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency at 49 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) while eliminating range anxiety and providing pure electric operation for most daily commutes and hours on the trail.
Torque from the electric motors in the Wrangler Willys 4xes hybrid powertrain arrives instantly on demand from the driver. The drivetrain also provides fuel-saving, seamless start-stop operation of the engine.
The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe powertrain integrates two electric motors and a 400-volt battery pack with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This configuration maximizes the efficiency of the hybrid propulsion components and combines them with Wrangler’s world-renowned and proven powertrain.
Key output for the Wrangler Willys 4xe powertrain includes 375 horsepower (280 kW), 470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) of torque and 49 MPGe from the following components:
2.0-liter turbocharged I-4
Engine Mounted Engine Generator Unit
Transmission-mounted engine-generator unit integrated into eight-speed automatic transmission
400 volt, 17 kWh, 96 cell lithium ion, nickel manganese cobalt battery pack
The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 is a high-tech, direct-injection engine that uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger for exceptional responsiveness, performance and fuel efficiency.
The high voltage liquid-cooled eTorque engine-generator is mounted on the front of the engine and replaces the conventional alternator. The engine generator spins the engine for near-seamless, fuel-saving start-stop operation and generates electricity for the battery pack. The second high voltage motor generator is much more powerful. This large e-motor is mounted on the front of the transmission and is the key to pure electric operation of the Wrangler Willys 4xe.
The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xes 400-volt, 17-kWh, 96-cell lithium-ion battery uses nickel-manganese cobalt (NMC) graphite chemistry. The packaging and controls are mounted under the second row of seats, where it is protected from the elements.
Wrangler Willys 4xe E Select Modes
The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it’s meeting the needs of most daily commutes in pure-electric operation, a night on the town, or leisurely off-road exploring.
Hybrid: The standard mode mixes torque from the 2.0-liter engine and the electric motor. In this mode, the drivetrain will use battery power first and then add propulsion from the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 when the battery reaches minimum state of charge
Electric: The drivetrain operates on zero-emission electric power only until the battery reaches minimum charge or the driver requests more torque (like wide-open throttle), which engages the 2.0-liter engine
eSave: Prioritizes propulsion from the 2.0-liter engine and saves the battery charge for later use such as EV off-road driving or urban areas where the internal combustion engine is limited. The driver can also choose between battery saving and battery charging during eSave via the Hybrid Electric Pages in the Uconnect monitor
Jeep Wrangler’s legacy is defined by its legendary off-road capability. All Wrangler Willys 4xe power modes are available when the powertrain is switched to 4Lo. The seamless integration of electric power into the 4×4 powertrain elevates the Wrangler Willys 4xe to new levels of off-road performance. Enthusiasts will find that the instant availability of torque from the Wrangler Willys 4xes electric motor provides a more precise and controlled driving experience for climbing and crawling – there’s no need to build up engine revs to get the tires moving, minimizing shock loads on the drivetrain and maximizing control and speed.
In EV mode, the Wrangler Willys 4xe pedals lightly and quietly, conserving fuel, so occupants can focus solely on the sights and sounds of nature. The new Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe is equipped with a full-time 4WD system, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles front and rear, and a Selec-Trac two-speed transmission with a 2.72:1 low ratio. The intuitive system allows the driver to set it and forget it in any environment. A standard Trac-Lok rear limited-slip differential provides added grip and capability in low-traction situations, such as driving over sand, gravel, snow or ice.
Wrangler Willys 4xe includes Selec-Speed Control with Hill-ascent and Hill-Descent Control. This allows the driver to control the speed of the vehicle up and down steep, rugged hills with the gear lever. Like every Jeep Wrangler, the Wrangler Willys 4xe carries a Trail Rated badge denoting legendary 4×4 capability with equipment that includes:
Ski plates and blue tow hooks front and back
Aggressive 17-inch off-road black painted rims and LT255/75R17C mud tires
Up to 30 inches (76 cm) of water wading
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe maintains the Wrangler’s renowned ease of customization with a host of Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar available when the vehicle arrives in showrooms.
Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people seeking extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand offers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to tackle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program available across the entire Jeep 4×4 range, is packed with perks and exclusive benefits to provide Jeep brand owners with the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road prowess is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that transforms the 4xe into a new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of achieving zero-emission freedom. All Jeep vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.
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