Furthering attempts to make plug-in hybrid vehicles palatable to the off-road crowd, Jeep has introduced a two-inch lift kit specifically engineered and tuned for the new Wrangler 4xe.Priced at $2,310, the kit includes four springs and four FOX-branded shocks. Also in the kit are front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links, front and rear bump stops, plus all the various and sundry fasteners to complete installation. As a bonus, the works of it is packaged in a custom wooden crate complete with the “JPP” logo that’ll look baller on display in your garage.For those of you who slept through class, the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers up to 35 kilometres of nearly silent electric-only propulsion, making it a realistic all-electric daily driver without introducing range anxiety to the equation. Its hybrid powertrain pairs the brand’s 2.0L turbo four-banger with a couple of electric motors, a 17-kWh battery pack, and the familiar TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. RELATED SUV Review: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe RubiconPower is nothing to sneeze at, listed at 350 ponies and almost 450 lb-ft of twist. Given the electrified nature of its drivetrain, most of that torque is available at or near idle speeds, making the 4xe a theoretical slam-dunk for technical off-roading duties.Offering accessories like this right from the factory is a shrewd move, one that Jeep has embraced with open arms. After all, these types of items are often laden with profit; by selling them at dealer level, Jeep stands a better chance of clawing some of the money that would normally be spent in the aftermarket.2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Jeep The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSJeepWranglerSUVNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesHybridsNew VehicleselectrifiedliftNon-LuxuryOff-RoadPHEVplug-in hybrid COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Another plus? Most of these accessories can be rolled into the note on a new Wrangler, increasing the model’s average transaction price. The latter is often a metric considered by Wall Street types when evaluating the overall health of a brand. Jeep claims this accessory is an industry original and, save for a hacked-up Prius plopped on top of an old Blazer chassis, it’s safe to say this is the first lift kit available for a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Given the onslaught of rugged plug-ins and pure electrics coming down the pipe from a variety companies (Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, F-150 EV — to name just a few) it likely won’t be the last. See More Videos Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.
Share LocalNews MV Carnival Liberty calls to Dominica by: – April 10, 2015 Share 223 Views no discussions MV Carnival Liberty of Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) has made an unscheduled call to Dominica today Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. The Ship with a passenger capacity of 2974 will be the third CCL vessel to Dominica for 2014/2015 cruise season. Shore side cultural welcome entertainment will be provided by local steel pan ensemble, Ti Bois and Rhythm and Steels and Phase Five. Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is in constant discussions with Carnival Cruises for reinstatement of calls to the island. As such, an urgent call is being made to all tourism stakeholders, to ensure that guests expectations are met and exceeded as well as standards are maintained on the said day. Let us all do our best to ensure that the visitors aboard the Carnival Liberty make only good comments about their experience on island when they return to the ship.Cruise tourism is a major component of Dominica’s growing tourism sector. During the 2013/2014 cruise season, there were one hundred and eighty-eight (188) calls which translated into 282,404 passengers. Approximately, 191 cruise ships are expected to call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season, bringing 292,210 visitors to the island. – / 6 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet
Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney (LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith will be recognized with the “Trailblazer” honor at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.Her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish will present the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter.“Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout,” MTV General Manager Amy Doyle tells The Hollywood Reporter.“She is the epitome of someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Trailblazer Award.”The 47-year-old actress currently hosts the Facebook Watch web series Red Table Talk with her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her daughter, Willow.Smith’s film credits include The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, Collateral, and Set It Off. For her next role, she’ll star as a FBI agent in Angel Has Fallen, co-starring Morgan Freeman, which opens August 23.The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.