Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler to spawn Diesel, Hybrid and Pickup variants – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016 - 1:43pm IST

Expected to arrive from late-2017.

In a business document for investors, FCA has confirmed that the next generation Jeep Wrangler will be available as diesel, hybrid and pick-up truck variants, which are all expected to arrive from late 2017.

2018 Jeep Wranger Hybrid, 2018 Jeep Wranger diesel confirmed
The hybrid power would not only be fuel efficient, but also have strong initial torque from the electric motor for better off-road capability.

While diesel and pick-up truck variants of the Wrangler would make sense among its loyal followers, a hybrid variant of one of the world’s most popular utility vehicle would raise some eyebrows. However, Jeep executives believe that the hybrid power would not only be fuel efficient, but also have strong initial torque from the electric motor for incredible crawl ratios.

FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has stated that the fourth generation 2017 Jeep Wrangler is ready for production. He has confirmed that the design will not see a drastic change, thus keeping the iconic lines and boxy styling intact for the foreseeable future.

Jeep Gladiator concept front three quarters
The new variants of the Jeep Wrangler are all expected to arrive from late-2017. Pictured is the Jeep Gladiator Concept from 2005.

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Both the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and other variants will be built at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, USA.

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