- Panel of 56 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) jurors from 40 countries select Jeep® Wrangler 4xe as ‘Best 4×4’
- Jury praises Wrangler 4xe for its commitment to a more sustainable environment
- Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the natural evolution of nearly 80 years of Jeep capability leadership
- Wrangler 4xe boasts 375 horsepower and delivers 35 kilometres of pure electric operation for daily commutes with no range anxiety
- Jeep 4xe vehicles provide new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, performance, open-air freedom and capability, on and off the road
February 15, 2022 , Windsor, Ontario – The innovative Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is the Best 4×4, according to the 2022 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) jury, a panel of 56 motoring journalists from 40 countries spanning five continents.
Vehicles in the WWCOTY awards are judged for excellence in their segments, based on safety, driving, comfort, technology, design, efficiency, impact on the environment and value for money. Jurors from WWCOTY, now in its twelfth year, praised the new Wrangler 4xe for its commitment to sustainability.
“With the Wrangler 4xe, the Jeep brand has taken a giant step forward in many ways, but the most important is its commitment to a more sustainable environment,” said Marta García, executive president of WWCOTY. “It is very much appreciated that one of the true SUVs left on the market has opted for hybridisation. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s commitment to the environment is of decisive value for the Women’s World Car of the Year.”
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers 35 kilometres of zero-emission, electric-only propulsion, making it commuter friendly as an all-electric daily driver without range anxiety. It is also the most capable and eco-friendly off-road Jeep vehicle, delivering nearly silent off-roading combined with the open-air freedom that only Jeep Wrangler offers.
“We are delighted that the WWCOTY jurors recognized the great strides that the Jeep brand is making toward electrification of its vehicles around the world, in pursuit of its vision of Zero Emission Freedom,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. “This Women’s World Car award is further confirmation that electrification enhances the core capabilities of our Jeep vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a clear example that you can have the best of both worlds: legendary Jeep capability and open-air fun combined with an electrified, eco-friendly package that allows you to enjoy nature in almost absolute silence.”
The Wrangler 4xe’s hybrid powertrain combines a high-tech, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Torque from the electric motors in the Wrangler 4xe arrives instantly on demand from the driver. The powertrain also delivers fuel-saving, seamless, start-stop operation of the engine.
The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency and is Natural Resources Canada rated at 4.8 Le/100 km (59 MPGe). With 375 horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers performance, benchmark off-road capability and an electric vehicle lifestyle.
Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle range consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee 4xe and is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom. All Jeep brand SUVs will offer an electrified variant by 2025.
Women’s World Car of the Year
Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively of women motoring journalists. It was created by New Zealand motoring journalist, Sandy Myhre, in 2009. She is currently Honorary President while Marta García performs as Executive President. The objective of the awards is to highlight the role of woman in the car world and also to choose the best cars of the year. About voting, the criteria are based on the same principles that guide any driver when choosing a car. The selections are not ‘woman’s car’ because such categories do not exist. Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint, among others, are taken into account when casting the votes.