Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Named Green 4×4 of the Year 2023, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Earns Green Truck of the Year 2023

Auburn Hills, Mich. – The innovative 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid has been named the 2023 Green 4×4 of the Year by a leading industry publication Green Car Journaland the 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has earned the publication’s award for 2023 Green Truck of the Year.

* 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, with 375 hp, delivers 56 MPGe and 25 miles of all-electric driving for daily commutes without range concerns

* The Grand Cherokee 4xe is the natural evolution of Jeep 4×4 leadership, delivering new levels of efficiency, environmental responsibility, performance and capability – on and off the road

* 2023 Ram 1500 with 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine leads half-ton pickup segment in torque and diesel towing capacity

* Ram 1500 EcoDiesel leads all trucks in fuel range with over 1,000 miles between fill-ups

* Electrified and more efficient propulsion systems play an important role in this Dare to move forward Strategic plan 2030

The awards were presented this month at the annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

Electrified and more efficient propulsion systems play an important role in the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan that Stellantis to reduce its global carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and to lead the transportation industry by reaching net zero carbon by 2038.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first Grand Cherokee to offer a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), marks the continued growth of the Jeep brand’s electrified mission of Zero Emission Freedom. The Grand Cherokee 4xe’s PHEV technology enhances the fun, freedom and adventure the Jeep brand is known for, while delivering unparalleled performance, fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe exceptionally meets the needs of a wide variety of buyers today,” said Ron Coganeditor and publisher of Green Car Journal and “His 2023 Green 4×4 of the Year title is well deserved, not only for its considerable trail capability and ability to travel 40 kilometers on battery alone, but also for the refined and satisfying driving experience it brings to the mission to navigate every day. to live.’

The 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe offers an all-electric range of 25 miles and is rated at 56 MPGe. It features a PHEV system that combines a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, a high-voltage battery and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Total combined system power of 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. torque delivers 0-60 mph in six seconds and a maximum tractive effort of 6,000 lbs.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe, the industry leader in 4×4 capability, comes standard with a two-speed transfer case, a low range gear ratio of 2.72:1 and a creep ratio of 47.4:1. When equipped with the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water fordability.

Green Car Journal The 2023 Green Truck of the Year, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, features a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque at 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capacity of 12,560 pounds. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in fuel range. Paired with an available 33-gallon fuel tank, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s driving range is over 1,000 miles.

“The Ram 1500 continues to be an undeniable force in the pickup industry,” he said Ron Coganeditor and publisher of Green Car Journal and It’s stylish, comfortable and connected in a way appreciated by those who use their Ram pickups for everyday personal use. But it’s also a workhorse with significant towing and towing capabilities. Importantly, the Ram 1500 offers power choices, including efficient eTorque hybrid technology for higher mpg and lower carbon emissions.”

The Ram 1500 offers several engine options to meet consumer needs, including the efficient 3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar V-6, the powerful 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8, and the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engines. Ram will introduce a Ram 1500 battery electric vehicle in 2024.

Ram will offer electrified solutions in most of its segments by 2025 and in all of its segments by 2030 at the latest. Ram electric vehicles will outperform the competition as leaders in a combination of areas truck customers care most about: range, towing, payload and charge time.

The third-generation turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 delivers robust torque and horsepower, along with excellent fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500- owners. In the 2023 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated best-in-class at 480 lb.-ft. torque at 1,600 rpm, while power is rated at 260 hp at 3,600 rpm. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in all models and configurations, including an initial offering in the Ram Rebel.

Green Car Journal editors consider all potential truck models in the US market, weighing environmental features alongside traditional criteria that define what makes a great pickup, such as capability, versatility, safety, value and style. The winner was chosen from among the finalists by a Green Truck of the Year jury made up of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

Jeep brand

Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to those seeking extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand offers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a wide range of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to tackle every journey with confidence. Jeep’s vehicle line-up includes the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe. jeep wave, a premier owner loyalty and customer care program available across the entire Jeep 4×4 line-up, is packed with benefits and exclusive benefits to provide Jeep brand owners with the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The off-road capabilities of the legendary Jeep brand are enhanced by a global electrification initiative that transforms 4xe into a new 4×4 following the brand’s vision to achieve Zero Emission Freedom. All Jeep brand vehicles will offer an electrified variant by 2025.

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The Ram Truck brand

In 2009, the Ram Truck brand was launched as a standalone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and providing benchmark quality vehicles. Featuring a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMasterbuilds the Ram brand of trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Aries continues to outperform the competition and set the benchmark for:

1,075 lb.-ft. of couple with Cummins turbo diesel

Towing capacity of 37,090 lbs. with Ram 3500

Segment the first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins turbo diesel

Payload capacity of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500

Most luxurious: Aries Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen

Best handling and handling with exclusive rear link coil and auto-level air suspension

Most interior space with Ram Mega cab

The most cargo space available in any traditional large van

Most Capable Full-Size Off-Road Pickup – Ram Power Wagon

The Ram 1500 TRX is the fastest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced pickup in the world

Most Awarded Light Truck in America

Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup

In the latest JD Power APEAL study, which assesses the emotional connection between customers and their vehicles, the 2022 Ram 1500 was named the best vehicle in the large light pickup category. This is the third consecutive year that the Ram 1500 has received the highest award.

The Ram 1500 Series includes the Know & Go mobile app with an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles.

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