Following the unveiling of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show, head of Jeep, Mike Manley, has confirmed that the new Wrangler will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in 2020.
Unfortunately, the automaker has failed to provide any specifics about the model, including any possible fuel economy numbers. We don�t even know if the model will launch for the 2020 model year or during the 2020 calendar year.
If we were to have a guess, we�d be inclined to say that the Wrangler�s hybrid system will probably share components with Fiat Chrysler�s only other plug-in hybrid, a fuel-efficient variant of the Chrysler Pacifica. That vehicle features a 16 kWh battery and has a combined rating of 84 mpg.
Beyond the hybrid setup, another impending powertrain for the latest-generation Wrangler will be a 3.0-liter V6 diesel. It will return approximately 30 mpg on the highway and arrive shortly after sales of the 2.0-liter turbo and 3.6-liter V6 models commence.