Jeep, which is known to be an iconic and celebrated 4×4 SUV (sport utility vehicle) for over 7 decades, is all set to launch a new variant of its famous Jeep Wrangler. According to the report, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler that was recently unveiled at the LA Auto Show, in Los Angeles, California, United States, is soon going to get a new version in the lineup.
New plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler confirmed by the automaker
After unveiling the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show company’s official spokesperson confirmed that a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler will soon be introduced by the automaker.
The report also mentions that it was also stated by the spokesperson that the new Jeep Wrangler with a plug-in hybrid powertrain might be introduced by the company in 2020. In a statement, the spokesperson also hinted in the direction of the development of an all-new model which is particularly being manufactured for the Chinese market. It is being expected that the automaker might introduce another brand new SUV which is likely in queue.
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New Plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler’s India launch?
After showcasing the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler in Los Angeles, the company spokesperson confirmed the plug-in hybrid version of the popular Wrangler. Though the company has not yet shared any specifications about upcoming hybrid SUV but it is being speculated that the new plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler may share some machinery with Fiat Chrysler’s only plug-in hybrid. This vehicle is a fuel-efficient variant the popular Chrysler Pacifica.
Though the company has confirmed the plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler for the US market but it has not made any official announcement about the unveiling of the hybrid Wrangler in India. With the government aiming to have all-electric vehicles in India by 2032, there are chances that the automaker might plan to invest in India to strengthen the brand Image.
Under the hood of the India-spec Jeep Wrangler
According to the report, the India bound new Jeep Wrangler is likely to get the upcoming 3.0-litre diesel engine. Though the automaker has not yet revealed the power figures of the SUV yet it is being speculated that the car maker might launch the vehicle with the same diesel engine or a turbo petrol 2-litre and a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which is currently being offered in several international markets.
Source: Financial Express