Jeep Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Gladiator 4xe for 2025


jeep confirms plug in hybrid gladiator 4xe for 2025

Jeep is adding Tuscadero to the Gladiator color catalog due to high demand, and the automaker will soon bring another popular option to the Wrangler-like pickup. The automaker recently confirmed rumors that it would offer the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain for the Gladiator, saying that the new truck is coming for the 2025 model year.

The Gladiator got mild updates for 2024, including better interior options and new infotainment. After proving to be a popular option for the Wrangler, Jeep confirmed the Tuscadero color, so the addition of a 4xe option comes as no surprise. The Wrangler 4xe is the best-selling PHEV in America, after all.

The Gladiator’s plug-in hybrid propulsion makes it Jeep’s third with such technology, though its lineup will offer an all-electric Wagoneer S starting later this year. The 600-horsepower SUV gets more plug-in company from the Recon EV, which should land in early 2025.

Jeep’s parent company, Stellantis, has confirmed its commitment to developing all-electric vehicles but recently said it would offer internal combustion options alongside them if customer demand is strong enough. That solidifies rumors that Jeep would sell hybrid or plug-in hybrid versions of the Recon EV, which will bring an electric powertrain and a removable or open top like the Wrangler.

Jeep’s product roadmap also includes electrified versions of the larger Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and we’ll likely see an electric Grand Cherokee in the next few years. The Wrangler won’t be far behind, though all will probably also have available range-extended options that use a gas engine to generate electricity. 

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