Italian-American 4×4 specialists MILITEM have officially started marketing the new Ferox-E, a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) which is the first electrified vehicle in the company’s luxury range.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, it develops 380bhp and 637 Nm of torque, available low down on the rev range. Power comes courtesy of an advanced 2-litre petrol turbo engine teamed with two electric generators with high-voltage battery packs.
Transmission is an 8-speed Torque Flite automatic while traction is all-wheel. All it takes is 6.4 seconds for the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h. A sophisticated system able to optimize consumption and reduce CO2 emissions means guaranteed all-electric drive with an autonomy of approximately 50km. This range can be exploited fully around town, as speed is restricted to 50 km/h.
There are three driving modes to choose from – Hybrid, Full Electric, and E-save. In hybrid mode, the Ferox-E consumes around 3.5 liters/100 km. A complete battery recharge takes less than 3 hours and can be programmed. In any event, having a petrol engine means always being able to reach your nearest charging point.
What’s more, thanks to the Max Regen function, drivers can increase the battery charge when coasting, that is taking the foot off the gas when decelerating.
The FERŌX family’s offroad versatility is unaltered on this hybrid model. The torque is immediately on tap, allowing even better off-road performance in complete safety, in all-wheel drive and 100% electric. What is new is the sound – all that occupants will hear is the nature that surrounds them, not the engine.
MILITEM FERŌX-E, like other models from the range, is able to overcome limits that would stop other 4x4s in their tracks. This is mostly down to the new suspension system specially designed by MILITEM. It can be adjusted to take on any terrain.
While the MILITEM Performance Shocks, featuring double-calibrated gas shock absorbers, are crafted from aluminum with a carbon-fiber finish, the system also includes an adjustable Track Bar (torsion bar) and efficient steering dampers.
Fitted with a spare wheel fitted to the rear door, 20” wheel rims and a standard set-up, owners can enjoy a raised ride height thanks to the optional 2” MILITEM Lift-Kit as well. In a sportier version, loses the spare wheel on the rear door and adopts certain features found on the FERŌX500.
It rides lower without a Lift-Kit and comes with satin Black rims measuring 22”x 9,5”. The rims were specially created for MILITEM using for innovative Hybrid Forged technology and can be fitted with either 305/45R22 road tires or All-Terrain treads at 35×12,50/R22. This version is, without a doubt, suited to ‘urban and lifestyle’ clients and is the least rugged off-road model offered by MILITEM.
Onboard, the MILITEM FERŌX-E employs a UconnectTM NAV system and 8.4” touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new 7” TFT display details the level of battery charge and the autonomy (in electric and hybrid mode) with the Alpine stereo, nine speakers and 552 subwoofer enhancing life on board.
The most advanced ADAS safety kit comes as standard: Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, a rear camera, electronic stability control (ESC) with an ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) anti-roll system, front and rear park assist and Keyless Enter ‘N Go. Options are Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning Plus and a new front camera (which comes as standard on the Rubicon).
In terms of design, the MILITEM FERŌX-E maintains the brand’s trademark ‘wide body’ poise. It also has some features that distinguish it from the other models in the range: the matt finish to the grille sports black mesh on a blue background. The tint characterises the electric models and is carried over to bodywork detailing like the model logo.
The list of kit includes: Dual Top – Powersoft Top – Integrated off-road camera – MILITEM Carbon Fenders, mirrors or grille – MILITEM Exhaust Valve – MILITEM Performance Brake Kit, etc.
MILITEM has completely overhauled the cabin to meet the needs of its luxury clients. Each MILITEM is a hand-finished masterpiece: the interior is all about comfort and luxury. This unusual mix of ‘muscle car’ exterior and refined interior betrays MILITEM’s true nature. Even though MILITEM models are functional, this never interferes with its attentive selection of materials and finishes.
Different leather options can be chosen for the dashboard, instrument panel, steering wheel and gear shift lever. The door panels and luggage compartment are also eye-catching with their carbon-fiber and all-Black trim. The carbon-fiber gloss interior pack means a carbon-fiber finish to the handles, steering wheel and console.
Each MILITEM client can personalize their car, selecting from a vast range of leather, materials and technical fibers. Available with a body-colored hard top as standard, it is split into three sections for easy removal. Clients who want an even more engaging experience can opt for the soft top with automatic opening. This option guarantees visibility and real droptop vibes!
Also available for the FERŌX-E, is the ADVENTURE pack, which includes dedicated components that emphasize underline the vehicle’s multiple off-road opportunities.
MILITEM FERŌX-E, Plug-in Hybrid adds to everything offered by the petrol version the opportunity of an electric engine, bringing significant economic benefits. Depending on the region of Italy, an exemption or reduction in road tax is granted. This means free access to limited traffic zones in urban centers and when use of vehicles is suspended for environmental reasons.