Next Jeep Wrangler Will Offer Hybrid, Diesel Powertrains
It’s official—the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is going to be amazing. Not that I expected anything else.
According to a recent report from Road & Track, the newest Jeep Wrangler lineup will have several more variants to it, including a pickup truck, a hybrid, and a diesel. While the Wrangler-based pickup truck doesn’t come as a surprise, since I reported on it earlier this month, the other versions do—especially the hybrid.
The upgraded Wrangler is due out in 2017, but the alternative drivetrains won’t be offer right away. Instead, the diesel will arrive before 2022 with the hybrid debuting after that. Each of the alternative fuel options will be offered on the four-door Unlimited only, and there’s no confirmation yet to which diesel engine will be used. I’m assuming (a.k.a. hoping) the 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 that comes with the Ram truck, but that could just be me.
Fiat Chrysler’s CFO Richard Palmer even went so far to say, “Jeep is the bedrock of this business plan,” showcasing just how important it is for the Italian-American carmaker to expand its Jeep brand. Because of this, it really comes as no surprise that the Fiat Chrysler revised product plan is relying heavily on Jeep.
The brand’s business report also hints at the possible return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. There’s no official word, though, so until then, just sit pretty and think about how kick ass that Jeep Wrangler pickup truck is going to be.
News Source: Road & Track
- Caitlin MoranEditor
A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran lives in Dayton, Ohio at the moment and loves getting down and nerdy with English. After recently graduating from the University of Dayton with her Masters in English Literature, Caitlin is now combining her love of writing and cars for The News Wheel. She is also continuing her love affair with traveling, broadening her knowledge of foreign automobiles. See more articles by Caitlin.