Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara and Rubicon Launch Editions Ready to Order
Jeep 4xe vehicles are on the move, with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe available for global release. For once, an alternative fuel vehicle will hit the U.S. the same time it lands in Europe. Not only that, but pricing is finally starting to be released. We haven’t heard much word about how much the standard Wrangler 4xe will cost, but earlier in 2020, Jeep launched First-Edition models on the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe overseas. Balancing out stateside, a new set of 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Launch Edition models will soon launch with a starting MSRP of $47,995 (plus destination fee).
That’s a somewhat affordable 4xe off-road vehicle by Jeep – especially for its high-end models. This doesn’t include the available $7,500 federal tax credit that many plug-in hybrid and electric models can qualify for. With that in mind, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe MSRP of $51,695 (plus destination fee) doesn’t seem so bad. Sahara and Rubicon models have always been known as the top-tier of Jeep vehicle trim levels, and to start the launch, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe launch editions are boasting 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.
“The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the greenest, most efficient and capable Wrangler we have created yet…We are committed to making Jeep the greenest SUV brand, and the new Wrangler 4xe is part of that goal, delivering an efficient, eco-friendly and fun-to-drive experience both on- and off-road.” – Christian Meunier, Global President of Jeep Brand – FCA
The Rubicon and the Sahara are also the trims that tend to come fully loaded. So, of course the Launch Edition has plenty of add-ons to make the 4xe launch special. For the Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe, consumers can expect 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery with bucket seats, Dana 44 HD wide axles, and a 2.72:1 Selec-Trac® Full-Time 4WD System to test the capability of this plug-in Jeep. For technology, the Launch Editions also come with the LED Lighting Group that adds on a nice set of LED headlights, LED tail-lights, fog lights and DRLs, Uconnect® 4C NAV with a 8.4-inch display, and a nine speaker Alpine® audio system with subwoofer and a 552-watt, 12-channel amplifier. On the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe, consumers can expect much of the same, but with a 4:1 Rock-Trac® Heavy-Duty Full-Time 4WD System for full-blown rock-crawling action in an electrified Jeep vehicle.
Consumers won’t have to wait for very long for these vehicles to become available. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is already in production and being assembled at FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio. Jeep-affiliated dealerships will start receiving orders in the first quarter of 2021 – which technically starts January 1, 2021 – just a few days from now. Remember, all Jeep Wrangler 4xe vehicles are special, and even if not getting a Launch Edition, a new paint job has been made available for the 4xe models only. Called “Electric Blue”, unique blue coloring traces the Rubicon name on the hood, Jeep badge, and the Trail Rated badge, with bright blue tow hooks in contract with the black bumper. Like most special paint jobs, the blue colors bleed into the interior with unique Electric Blue stitching on the seats and cabin trim.