The Outlander’s PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) variant, has a range of only 50km on pure electric driving, but in combination with a conventional internal combustion engine, could theoretically do a desert crossing using combined volt/fuel power. And that wouldn’t require bringing along a portable gennie (and a 15V powerpoint) if you just drove using the on-board generator …
Hill End, the site of one of Australia’s great 19th century gold rushes, seemed so right to put this 4X4 through its paces. Jeep is an internationally famous 4X4 brand, but here its products have not always been viewed as meeting the 4X4 gold standard. Would the US-built Trailhawk be 24-carat, or fool’s gold, or something in between?
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