Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2.0-Liter Engine Reduce Emissions
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was redesigned for 2018, and that redesign has resulted in a significant benefit for the environment. Thanks to the new, available 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that powers the rugged Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the SUV puts out 15 percent fewer emissions than earlier years of the same model.
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“This is the outcome we expect when we launch a new vehicle,” says Mitch Clauw, FCA Vice President and Head of Global Pre-Programs and Program Management. “In all our processes, the mitigation of environmental impact is a baked-in consideration.”
The emissions reduction was noted in FCA’s Global Warming Potential analysis. The three components of the analysis included the fuel consumption recorded by the vehicle, the use of materials, and how fuel production and delivery impact the environment.
The analysis compared the FCA produced 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which powered previous Wrangler models, and the available 2.0-liter I-4 engine with engine stop-start technology. The 2.0-liter I-4 is rated at 270 horsepower.
And the initial 15 percent emissions reduction from the Wrangler Unlimited’s 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine will continue to benefit the environment as long as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is on the road.
Over the lifetime of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the 15 percent emissions reduction may “account for the carbon sequestration that occurs in 16.5 acres of U.S. forest, over an entire year,” according to FCA.
The retooled 2.0-liter I-4 engine that’s making such a difference in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is also an option in the Jeep Cherokee. This midsize SUV may not be the only FCA model to benefit from the eco-friendlier powertrain.
“To accommodate its continued proliferation across the FCA lineup, the Company is committing $400 million to produce the engine at a former transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana, a project that will bring FCA’s total employment in the state to 8,300,” reports FCA.
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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is designed to handle your adventures on and off the road, and with its redesigned powertrain, you can help protect the environment as you go.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.