In Jeep, they have proposed to turn the new Wrangler into the absolute reference of true SUVs, so after launching a new diesel engine thinking of 4×4 fans, the next step is to break molds betting on hybrid mechanics. The Jeep Wrangler will release in 2020 a new plug-in hybrid engine, a design that will mean a revolution in its category but with which Jeep not only promises better consumption but better off-road performance.
The Jeep Wrangler wants to be the first pure 4×4 plug-in hybrid, but shortly after we will also see a PHEV Defender.
At a time, the entire industry is betting on the electrification of its models. Jeep intends to become the first to take that step in the SUV segment. Since the announcement of the new generation FCA confirmed hybridization plans for the new Wrangler, something that took into account during its development. Thus, in 2020, the Wrangler will release its long-awaited plug-in hybrid engine, a mechanic that today arouses not few misgivings, but that in Jeep, they are sure will end up convincing even the most skeptical.
This plug-in hybrid system will base on the 3.6 V6 Pentastar atmospheric gasoline engine offered in other models of the group, but redesigned to reduce its energy losses, electrify its auxiliary systems, and host the Atkinson work cycle. The battery that will add to this system will allow autonomies in 100% electric mode over 40 kilometers, thus achieving a significant reduction in consumption and emissions for approval. But what more advantages will it offer?
Jeep wants to be the first to bring to the market the concept of plug-in hybrid SUV because the Wrangler powertrain promises to offer improvements in this regard. Especially about the installation of an electric motor capable of delivering its maximum torque from zero revolutions with the important benefit that this implies in off-road driving. Without knowing at the moment, the benefits of this electric motor, its integration into the gearbox will allow the Wrangler new possibilities to manage the progress with much greater ease and control. Such will be its capabilities that in 4×4, we will use the electric motor to a much greater extent than the gasoline engine.
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