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DAS Indonesia wants to sell Junior Jeep and Wrangler 4xe electric cars, this is the price leak

 PT DAS Indonesia Motor as the official distributor of the Jeep car brand in the country announced a strategy regarding the business of selling its electric vehicles. This can not be separated from the various regulations set by the government to accelerate the era of electric vehicles.

DAS Indonesia wants to sell Junior Jeep and Wrangler 4xe electric cars, this is the price leak

Chief Operating Officer (COO), PT DAS Indonesia Motor, Dhani Yahya said, referring to the current market segmentation and opportunities, it is most likely that they will first launch a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) product with the Wrangler 4xe model.

"We see from the Jeep market strategy for Asia. The Wrangler model has a lot of demand, while the Wrangler 4xe has a large engine capacity and can be fuel efficient with its Plug-in Hybrid technology, for traffic jams it is also capable," said Dhani in the Jakarta area. Center, not too long ago.

Until now, continued Dhani, the availability of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is still left-handled in the global market. Once the right-hand drive option is available, the product will immediately be sold to Indonesia.

"For the Jeep Wrangler PHEV model known as the 4xe, the right wheel is still not available. But once it's available, I think we can bring it to Indonesia," he concluded.

However, there is no definite schedule for the launch of the Wrangler 4xe for the domestic market. But at least, starting from Dhani's confirmation about the plan to sell the 4xe, they are serious enough to enter the era of electrification in Indonesia.

In addition to the PHEV Wrangler 4xe off-road car model, PT DAS has also included the name Junior Jeep pure electric car in its new product plan. He has the appearance of an urban SUV, has a compact body, and is claimed to be suitable for offering to Indonesian consumers.

PHEV Jeep Wrangler 4xe chassis

"Junior Jeep BEV, we will see if we can enter it, the volume depends on the development of taxes in Indonesia, currently with the applicable tax, of course this is still very high. But hopefully in 2025 we will introduce it to the public," he explained.

To welcome the arrival of the pure electric-powered Jeep, according to Dhani, the entire network of Jeep dealerships under DAS has prepared all the tools, mechanic training, and others.

"When this vehicle arrives, we must have special tools. Even the dealers that we have established have taken this into account, in the workshop there is already a charging station, in the parking lot, or a showroom. even though the product will be released either in 2025 or 2026," he added.

Specifications of the Jeep Wrangler 4Xe and BEV Junior

Referring to the official Jeep global website, the Wrangler 4xe is equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1995 cc FCA turbocharged engine with 2 electric motors and a 400 volt 17 kWH lithium ion battery pack. The engine design is capable of producing maximum power of up to 272 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm at 3,000 rpm.

In addition to the internal engine, there is also an electric motor in the car's transmission that can deliver a maximum power of 100 kW or the equivalent of 136 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. With the help of electricity, the Wrangler 4xe can run without an internal engine as far as 33 kilometers. In order to support the battery charging process in the car, Jeep has installed an Integrated Dual Charging Module (IDCM) and a 2.5 kW DC/DC Converter.

Regarding the selling price in the United States (US) market, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is offered in 3 different variants. The first is the Sahara 4xe at a price of 53,795 US dollars or the equivalent of Rp.772 million, the second is the Rubicon 4xe, which costs 57.890 US dollars 

Junior Jeep BEV

As for the pure electric SUV, the Junior Jeep, according to Dhani, will be equipped with a 43 kWh battery which has a range of up to 320 kilometers when fully charged. Meanwhile, for maximum power it can produce up to 143 horsepower.

Based on the presentation, the Junior Jeep BEV has a length of 4,084 mm, a width of 1,776 mm, a height of 1,535 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,557 mm. He claims that from a stationary car position to 100 km per hour, it can be completed in just 9 seconds.

"I see that there is a supply crisis and so on, so that some manufacturers increase vehicle prices. But, in the long run, for example, Indonesia can have it or the development of battery prices can be cheap, like this Jeep Junior for example (sold) at Rp. 800 million," he concluded.

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