Stellantis Is Investing Billions to Make EVs in Canada

Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe | Toronto, ON

In a move to create a more sustainable future, Stellantis recently announced its plan to invest $3.6 billion CAD to help progress the production of EVs in Canada. This aligns with the company’s long-term “Dare Forward 2030” plan as well as its previous $45 billion CAD investment in electrification and software on a global level.

“Today’s deal on made-in-Canada electric vehicles is yet another investment in our workers and in our future,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “We’re building a world-class Canadian auto industry, an innovative economy and a clean, strong future for everyone. This is what a healthy environment and a healthy economy looks like.”

The money from Stellantis will go toward its Windsor and Brampton Assembly Plants in Ontario as well as the expansion of its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC). Starting in 2023, the Windsor plant will move to support production of a new multi-energy vehicle (MEV). The Brampton plant is expected to undergo a complete transformation in 2024 to further support the company’s electrification plans.

Stellantis will be expanding the ARDC by adding the first Battery Lab in North America. There, the company will further develop BEV, PHEV, and HEV cells, modules, and battery packs. The 100,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.

Our team at Downtown CDJR is always excited to learn about advancements in the industry. If you’re interested in learning more about future Jeep® EVs or all-electric vehicles from any of our brands, stop by and see us at 321 Front St E in Toronto, Ontario.

New L Models Expand Wagoneer Lineup

Wagoneer & Grand Wagoneer | Toronto, ON

Not too long ago, the luxuriously reimagined Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer made their debut. To expand on the available options in the premium Wagoneer lineup, two new L models are arriving with more room in the cabin as well as additional power.

“The all-new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are off to a great start, and we’re always striving to give customers even more of what they want,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.

The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are both 30.5 centimetres longer than the standard models, increasing cargo space by 447 litres. Under the hood, the all-new 3.0-litre Hurricane twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine delivers improved performance and efficiency.

Here are the specs on what you can expect from these extended Wagoneer models when it comes to size and power:

  • Best-in-class second-row legroom: 108.4 cm
  • Best-in-class overall passenger volume: 5,077 L (Wagoneer L)
  • Best-in-class cargo space behind third row: 1,251 L (Grand Wagoneer L)
  • Best-in-class towing capacity of up to 9,850 pounds for both models
  • Wagoneer L: 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque
  • Grand Wagoneer L: 510 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque

To learn more about the 2023 Wagoneer L and 2023 Grand Wagoneer L — or the standard version of these models — contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Electric Jeep®, Electric Ram Truck Coming Soon

2023 Jeep® BEV & 2024 Ram 1500 BEV | Toronto, ON

Everyone is going electric! Many of the top automakers either already have EVs in their lineups or have some in the works. Jeep® and Ram have been working to create two new electric vehicles, and we’ve got the details.

2023 Jeep® BEV

The first model that’s expected to arrive is the first-ever fully electric Jeep® SUV. This unnamed vehicle sports signature Jeep® stylings with a new version of a seven-slot grille and a body shape similar to the Compass and Cherokee models. The new Jeep® BEV (battery-electric vehicle) is slated to arrive early next year and is the brand’s next step to achieve its vision of Zero Emission Freedom.

2024 Ram 1500 BEV

Ram plans on debuting its own fully electric vehicle in 2024: the Ram 1500 BEV. While few images have been released except for a shadowy teaser, the electrifying new truck is said to “outperform all competitors on attributes customers care most about: range, towing, payload, and charge time,” according to internal communications.

Are you excited about the new electric Jeep® and electric Ram truck? Our team at Downtown CDJR is looking forward to these two brands showcasing their power and capability while offering efficiency — and helping the Earth along the way!

Wrangler 4xe Is the ‘Best 4×4’ in Women’s World Car of the Year Awards

Jeep Wrangler 4xe | Toronto, ON

The Wrangler is one of the most iconic Jeep® vehicles. When Jeep® introduced the plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe, the rave reviews continued to roll in. In fact, this efficient off-roading vehicle was recently named the “Best 4×4” by the 2022 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards (WWCOTY).

“With the Wrangler 4xe, the Jeep brand has taken a giant step forward in many ways, but the most important is its commitment to a more sustainable environment,” said Marta García, executive president of WWCOTY. “It is very much appreciated that one of the true SUVs left on the market has opted for hybridisation. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s commitment to the environment is of decisive value for the Women’s World Car of the Year.”

This is the 12th year of the WWCOTY awards, with a jury of expert journalists from 40 countries. There were initially 65 vehicles among the six categories: Urban Model, Family SUV, Large Car, Large SUV, Performance Car, and 4X4. The winners of each category were aptly announced on International Women’s Day.

With the Wrangler 4xe, you can expect to go up to 35 kilometres on zero-emission, electric-only propulsion. That’s part of what made this SUV a winner, giving it an edge over other daily drivers and off-road vehicles. If you want to get a feel for the Wrangler 4xe or learn more, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Grand Cherokee L Gets Tech Updates and More for 2022

Grand Cherokee L Gets Tech Updates and More for 2022 | Pictured: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L | Toronto, ON

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee L was introduced in 2021 as a three-row version of the original Grand Cherokee. For the 2022 model year, this large SUV is getting some exciting tech updates and more.


One of the most exciting updates for the Grand Cherokee L is that it now offers the most available technology features in its class. This includes a segment-exclusive 10.25-inch front passenger screen with camera viewing, navigation, and entertainment. Additional tech updates include available dual 10.1-inch high-definition rear-seat entertainment displays with built-in Amazon Fire TV. In total, the Grand Cherokee L offers an incredible 127 centimetres (50 inches) of available digital screen space.


The exterior of the 2022 Grand Cherokee L has also been updated. Two new packages — Limited Black and Summit High Altitude — add standout design elements like 20- or 21-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, Gloss Black accents and badging, versatile roof rails, and a unique seven-slot grille. In addition to these packages, the new Grand Cherokee L can be painted in three new colours, depending on the grade you select: Ember, Hydro Blue, and Midnight Sky.

If you’d like to know more about the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L, feel free to contact our team or visit us at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeep® Wrangler: What’s New for 2022?

Jeep® Wrangler: What’s New for 2022 | Toronto, ON

The iconic Wrangler has been a part of the Jeep® lineup for decades. The adventurous SUV is known for its outstanding capability and rugged good looks. For 2022, Jeep® has taken the Wrangler to the next level with upgrades inside and out.

One of the most exciting updates for Canada is the availability of the Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 392 and its explosive 6.4-litre V8 engine that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This model offers water traversing up to 82.5 cm as well as improved approach and departure angles, maneuverability, and suspension articulation.

Other than the Rubicon 392 model, new features for the 2022 Wrangler extend from its wheels and paint colours to the advanced technology in the cabin. On the outside, 33-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels are standard while Silver Zynith replaces the outgoing Billet Silver colour. The Uconnect® 4C system with an 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, and nine Alpine® speakers are standard on Sahara and Rubicon models.

When it comes to comfort, the Wrangler gets its first-ever competition-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters. The wheel has an aggressive rim section for ergonomic comfort as well as extra grip on rough terrain. Also keeping you and your passengers comfortable and secure are the performance-inspired, integrated upper bolsters on the seats.

These are just a few highlights for the 2022 Jeep® Wrangler. If you’d like to know more about what’s new, contact our team or visit us at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeep® Wrangler Wins Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award

Jeep® Wrangler Wins Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award | Toronto, ON

Each year, Canadian Black Book provides consumers with insights on the latest vehicles and even recognizes some for excelling in various ways. The Jeep® Wrangler recently won a 2021 CBB Best Retained Value Award in the SUV: Main Mid/Full category.

The introduction of the all-new Wrangler 4xe and first V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 both played big parts in the model’s success in 2021. Whether consumers were looking for a more fuel efficient SUV or something with a bit more brawn under the hood, the Wrangler delivered.

This isn’t the first time the Wrangler has been praised by Canadian Black Book. Before the award segments were updated for 2021, the popular model was the 2020 winner in the Compact SUV category. In total, the Wrangler has been recognized by CBB for 12 consecutive years in the Best Retained Value Awards.

Some of the latest Wrangler’s highlights include its standard 4×4 capability, the cutting-edge Uconnect® 4 system, a wide variety of exterior colours to choose from, and the 12 versatile models available in the lineup. When you consider the starting price of $38,145 and the fact that the Wrangler has been going strong for decades since its debut, it’s no wonder it was considered such a great value by CBB.

To learn more about the new Jeep® Wrangler or to experience it for yourself, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] “Starting at” price represents the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the base model minus Total Discounts (where applicable). Price does not include taxes, freight (from $1,895 to $2,795), insurance, registration, license, A/C charge, retailer administration fees and other charges, and new tire duties (in Quebec). Model shown may be an upgraded model. Total Discounts may vary from time to time and may vary considerably by model and trim. Total Discounts include Consumer Cash Discounts, which are applied before taxes, and/or Bonus Cash Discounts, which are applied after taxes. Retailers may sell for less. See your retailer for complete details.

Meet the 2022 Jeep® Renegade Lineup

Meet the 2022 Jeep® Renegade Lineup | Toronto, ON

The Renegade is the perfect Jeep® for city dwellers thanks to its unique, urban style and its at-the-ready capability. For 2022, the Renegade arrives with a handful of exciting updates, from new standard safety and tech features to improved performance.

The 2022 Jeep® Renegade is available at three trim levels: North, Altitude, and Trailhawk®.

What’s new for 2022?

Every 2022 Jeep® Renegade will be equipped with a turbocharged 1.3-litre engine that’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Together, you can expect to achieve 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. All models also come with 4×4 so you can travel off-road with added peace of mind.

When it comes to safety, new standard features include LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection systems.

Inside, a beautiful 8.4-inch touch-screen display with GPS navigation is standard. This system includes a one-year SiriusXM® radio subscription, a one-year SiriusXM® Guardian subscription, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability. Rounding out the interior upgrades is the inclusion of a premium cabin air filter on all trims.

If you’re looking to customize your Renegade, the Altitude Package (available on North model) adds black accents — inside and out. This includes badging, exterior mirrors, wheels, and headliner. You’ll also get lush leather-trimmed seats with Ski Grey accent stitching.

To learn more about the all-new Jeep® Renegade, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeep® Reveals Redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee

Jeep® Reveals Redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee | Toronto, ON

The midsize Grand Cherokee SUV has been an iconic part of the Jeep® lineup since the early ’90s, offering the ideal blend of capability and luxury. Jeep® recently revealed details regarding the redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee, making it the most advanced version yet.

New technology

The cabin of the 2022 Grand Cherokee is getting an upgrade in the form of the new Uconnect® 5 infotainment system. This innovative tech comes with an expansive 10.1-inch display with faster operating speeds as well as seamless over-the-air updates. In addition to the standard touch-screen display, an available 10.25-inch front passenger interactive display is a new option for the Grand Cherokee. And in the back, available 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment displays with built-in Amazon Fire TV make long trips even more enjoyable.

More capability

Jeep® vehicles are known for being exceptionally capable. As such, the 2022 Grand Cherokee offers three versatile 4×4 systems for off-roading: Quadra-Trac® I, Quadra-Trac® II, and Quadra-Drive® II. Additional capability comes in the form of the class-exclusive Quadra-Lift™ air suspension, which provides a class-leading 28.7 cm of ground clearance and 61 cm of water fording. Meanwhile, the available 5.7-litre V8 offers an impressive 3,625 kg of towing capability.

First-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe

Like the Wrangler, the Grand Cherokee will be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe is estimated to provide 40 km of all-electric range as well as 4.1 Le/100 km. Even with this incredibly efficient powertrain, the Grand Cherokee 4xe still has the capability you’d expect from a Jeep®. The PHEV is expected to generate 375 horsepower, 470 lb-ft of torque, and have a max towing capacity of 2,720 kg.

These are just some of the highlights of the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee. For more details, contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeep® Introduces Evolved and Advanced 2022 Compass

Jeep® Introduces Evolved and Advanced 2022 Compass | Toronto, ON

The Compass was added to the Jeep® lineup in 2007 and is the top option for fans of the brand who want a compact SUV. Over the years, the Compass has undergone some changes, including a facelift in 2011. Now, Jeep® has introduced the new 2022 Compass with an even more modern design and a long list of advanced updates.

“The new 2022 Jeep Compass ushers in new levels of comfort and functionality, with premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out. A stunning new interior design and the addition of several advanced safety features make it even more desirable in the compact SUV segment,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President of Jeep Brand North America.

In regards to tech, the cabin of the Compass now features a new 10.1-inch Uconnect® 5 centre stack display and an available 10.25-inch frameless full-colour TFT digital cluster. Another interior upgrade is the addition of optional heated rear seats for the first time ever on the Compass.

When you get behind the wheel of the 2022 Compass, you’ll notice the smoothness of the new suspension as well as upgraded steering. Of course, since this is a Jeep®, you can expect two 4×4 systems and Selec-Terrain® traction management to help you on weekend adventures.

Rounding out the incredible updates for the new Jeep® Compass is the long list of advanced safety systems available on the SUV. The Compass features more than 75 safety and security features — the most in its class — to give you added peace of mind on every drive.

Interested in learning more about the new 2022 Jeep® Compass? Contact our team at Downtown CDJR in Toronto, Ontario, for all the details.