Jeep Grand Cherokee specs scupper cheap BIK plans

Tom Barnard


Jeep has announced prices and specs for its new Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-In Hybrid. 

Customers can choose between the Limited 4xe, Trailhawk 4xe, Overland 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xe models, ranging in price from £69,900 to £82,900. 

The 4xe (PHEV) uses a 17kWh battery to give a 30 mile electric-only range, and CO2 figure of 66g/km. Although this will allow many drivers to commute on electric power only, the high figures will disappoint drivers who want to run the Jeep as a company car, as it will only qualify for an 18% benefit-in-kind tax rate. 

That’s better than the 37% for petrol and diesel versions but will cost drivers thousands more every year than rivals such as the BMW X5 PHEV which qualifies for an 8% rate. It does beat the 20% rate for the Land Rover Defender PHEV, however. 

The Jeep 4xe’s system delivers 376bhp and 637 Nm torque from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 17kWh battery is mounted underneath the vehicle, packaged under the floor and protected by a series of skid plates. The car has a 2,300 kg maximum towing capability. 

The first cars will arrive in the UK in January 2023.

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Silver, Still  shot, side three angles The company car drivers won't like the tax rate, but caravaners will like the towing capacity

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