FiatChrysler (FCA) recently released their strategic plan for the Jeep brand which shows some surprising changes…
According to Car & Driver Blog –
The new Wrangler, which is due out in 2017, won’t offer the alternative powertrains at launch. Instead, a chart of Chrysler’s product plan showed the diesel arriving before 2022. The hybrid comes after that. Both are for the four-door Unlimited. Chrysler did not identify which diesel engine will appear in the Wrangler; presumably the 240-hp 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel the company recently introduced in the Ram pickup is a candidate. As for the hybrid, the company characterizes it as a “mild hybrid,” meaning that it wouldn’t be able to propel the Wrangler on battery power alone; this system also will appear in the Ram pickup. We’ve previously confirmed that the new Wrangler will offer a pickup body style and will feature aluminum-intensive construction.
This is great news for Jeep lovers everywhere!