2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe PHEV – A Look of EV Things to Come

An unusual sight – the Wrangler 4XE charging at Porsche North Houston during a recent visit.

A couple of years ago, talk of an electrified Jeep Wrangler would have made Jeep loyalists laugh and look at you funny for even suggesting the idea. Jeep owners are some of the most ravenously loyal and protective groups of enthusiasts I’ve ever seen. The Wrangler is such a sacred vehicle among the Jeep loyal, and every little deviation from the Wrangler formula risks alienating the enthusiasts that buy these vehicles.

For Jeep to announce an electrified version of the Wrangler then was not only a massive risk for the brand, but also a potential to create dissention amongst the loyal owners.

One such loyal owner is me, your humble author. I currently am on my second Wrangler Rubicon, the first being a 2013 10th Anniversary Rubicon Unlimited and the current being a 2018 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited with the 3.6. I knew how important the Wrangler 4xe launch was for Jeep and I’m happy to say that any reservations about a hybrid Wrangler have gone fully out the window. If I were to buy a Wrangler today, the 4xe is the one I’d buy without hesitation.

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Gallery: 2023 Nissan Z

The 2023 Nissan Z made its debut yesterday in New York and we have a full photo gallery of the beautiful Japanese sports car below.

More details will follow but all 2023 Nissan Z models will come with a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, and will be available either in a 6-speed manual or 9-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The new Z is just gorgeous from every single angle and we can’t wait to see these on the streets. Also, blue interior!

Expect pricing around the $40k mark which will make the new Z one of the best sports car bargains out there.

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In the S:S:L Garage – 2021 Kia Sorrento X-Line

Full Review coming soon on this 2021 Kia Sorrento X-Line, but all you need to know is that you absolutely cannot miss going and driving the Sorrento if you are in the market for an SUV. This is the most impressive product packages I’ve driven in this class, and continues Kia’s homerun derby of killer products. The Sorrento X-Line’s design and color are striking, and the entire car just feels so much more expensive than it actually is.

More to come, but get to a Kia dealer now and test drive one for yourself!

In the S:S:L Garage – 2021 GMC Yukon AT4

2021 RAM 1500 TRX

One look at the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX and you know that this isn’t just any ordinary pickup truck. This is the widest, meanest, and fastest truck you can buy today, and there’s no bigger status symbol out on the trails today than the RAM 1500 TRX.

With the chiseled styling, 702-horsepower Hellcat engine, and incredible off-road capabilities engineered from the ground up, the RAM 1500 TRX seems like it’s the end-all, be-all pickup truck to end all rivalries, full-stop.

Well, it’s not quite that simple and after spending a week with the TRX there might actually be an upper limit to my tolerance of insane vehicles.

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Follow the Social Conversation: 2021 Nissan Rogue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As mentioned in our conversation above, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is a huge step forward for the small crossover. It’s really impressive how well Nissan has managed to make the Rogue feel like a more upscale SUV while retaining a similar price point to its predecessor. This is definitely a small crossover that should be on any shopper’s list to check out.

Configure your own 2021 Nissan Rogue @ https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/crossovers-suvs/rogue.html