The 2021 Rebelle Rally was great for Jeep. Its new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid became the initial electrified motor vehicle to total the annual women’s off-street stamina function, having initial and 2nd put. Yet another Wrangler (non-4xe) took 3rd, completing the sweep, and 5 of the top ten finishers in the sixth-annual managing of the 1,500-mile desert system.
First put went to 4xEventure, with Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit at the helm of Wrangler 4xe # 129, which hardly ever concluded lessen than 3rd in any of the Rebelle Rally’s seven levels. Workforce Jeep Thrills, pushed by mother-daughter crew Christine and Emily Benzie, introduced the #177 Wrangler 4xe in 2nd, having a person stage gain. These two groups also set Jeep’s entrants 1-2 in the Bone Inventory category to boot. Jeep also sponsored Workforce Asdzáá Skoden Rebelles (#160) of Shandiina Peters and Racquel Black, the initial all-Navajo crew to compete in the Rally.
“The system was far more tough than at any time this yr, but the Wrangler 4xe created it uncomplicated,” reported Nena Barlow of Workforce 4xEventure. “We torqued up dunes and rock-crawled mountains and washes with ease and performance. Not to point out, we hardly ever lacked for range or electrical power.”
“The Jeep brand name has supported the Rebelle Rally due to the fact the commencing 6 several years ago and, this yr, we ended up psyched to showcase the new Wrangler 4xe in the most complicated off-street rally circumstances,” reported Jeep Vice President Jim Morrison, in the company’s announcement. “It is a testomony to our groups in the race and our engineering groups at household that this yr Jeep Wrangler swept the podium, with two Wrangler 4xe SUVs placing initial and 2nd all round, as well having the Bone Inventory and electrified awards with out a solitary challenge the entire Rally. Congratulations to every person who rallied this yr.”
Jeep has now taken the all round victory in 5 of the Rebelle Rally’s 6 runnings to day. We be expecting manufacturer opposition to get stiffer as the incredibly hot 4×4 segment carries on to grow, and we are guaranteed Ford would like to see its revived Bronco on the podium faster alternatively than later. Jeep might be listening to hoofbeats, as Shelby Corridor and Penny Dale placed fourth in a Bronco.