Jeep reckons it can be the ‘greenest SUV brand’ by 2022

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Words: Nile Bijoux
11 Dec 2019

Jeep wants to be the greenest SUV brand and it’s so confident that it has set itself just three years to hit the goal.

The claim includes electrifying the entire range by 2022 and was made by Jeep’s global president, Christian Meunier, at the launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

"We want to make it more of a sustainable, iconic brand, not only an off-road brand," he said.

When the new Gladiator hits showrooms, it will come with a petrol 3.6-litre V6 while a 3.0-litre diesel V6 is to follow in some markets.

The rest of the Jeep line-up doesn’t exactly scream “eco-friendly”, with the 10L/100km Pentastar V6 spread across the range and the Grand Cherokee coming with bellowing Hemi V8s in SRT and Trackhawk trims. However, Meunier says every model will get either plug-in hybrid or battery-electric variants by 2022.

He added that he wants to "... expand the capability of off-road into more of on-road capability, all-weather capability, [while being] fully sustainable… I think that's why when I said we want to become the greenest SUV brand in the world, we mean it and that is what the company is going to deliver."

Jeep Australia's new managing director, Kevin Flynn, mentioned to CarAdvice that Jeep is working on “significant” plans for 2020. Colour us excited.

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