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Next Jeep Wrangler Will Offer Hybrid, Diesel Powertrains

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2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

The future Jeep Wrangler lineup will have a diesel option, a hybrid option, and a pickup truck

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.

Fiat Chrysler Jeep Brand Business Plan

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

A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.