Next season FCA is preparing a big debut. The 2021 Jeep
Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid is the premiere that will draw a lot of
attention in the US. Well, this is not the only vehicle that
comes with such technology in the near future. Renegade and Compass
PHEV crossovers will be available in Europe already next year.
Both will go to the US in the foreseeable future. Whatsoever,
Wrangler 4×4 is definitely the star of the lineup and we cannot
wait to see the full specs sheet of the new arrival.
The company confirmed the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid.
Chiefs are also saying the development is going according to
plans. We can see it as well since the first spy photos leaked
more than six months ago. Every new image is showing more and
more, and the latest spy shots are showing the SUV which could
be in production very soon. Other details are still unofficial,
including price and the gas mileage.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Specs
The engine room of the standard Wrangler SUV holds either four-
or six-cylinder engine. Both of them are possibly the main
source of power for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid.
Well, the company is still not unveiling their plans. Experts
believe the new Wrangler will borrow and improve the PHEV
system from the Chrysler Pacifica MPV.
The new minivan combines a 3.6-liter V6 engine with a double
battery pack to produce 260 hp. That is less than the standard
petrol drivetrain can make (287 hp). On the other hand, for the
MPV, this hybrid setup boosts the gas mileage to 33 mpg
combined. Wrangler that uses the same drivetrain consumes more
fuel. However, numerous improvements will make it
fuel-friendlier. Of course, the system will be able to run by
using electric power only. In this case, the range is going to
be around 35 mileage.
Some experts don’t believe a V6 will be a pair to electric
motors. Instead, the company could retune a 2.0-liter turbo
engine and create the PHEV of it. Well, this would be an
ambitious move by the FCA, since they already have the plug-in
hybrid system that could fit into the SUV. On the other hand,
these are only speculations, and the company will pick the most
suitable solution not to make the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in
Hybrid too expensive.
The new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid is already on roads.
The last version we saw is definitely confirming that
announcements were not fake. Well, we should never have doubts
about such things, since competition is tough and every
disappointment is harming the company’s reputation. The FCA is
not making official statements to fake the public. So, the SUV
was spotted in 2018 for the first time. However, heavy
camouflage was hiding too much of the vehicle. How, we can see
almost stripped vehicle with covers only on the front area,
where the charger is going to be plugged. This is a clear sign
that a new version is on the way.
Besides that, we can see the vehicle that is nearly the same as
the one debuted in 2018. Last year Jeep launched the new
generation of the Wrangler SUV. The new design is now
underpinning the PHEV version. We believe the interior will be
pretty similar. Batteries will lay under the vehicle and that
will harm a bit of interior space.
Renegade and Compass
Besides the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid, the FCA is also
developing other electric models. Definitely, the most
interesting vehicle is a pickup truck. Ram 1500 has a hybrid
technology, although it doesn’t gain too many miles out of it.
Whatsoever, this mild-hybrid system will be improved soon. But,
the company already announced two more vehicles for the next
season. These are compact and subcompact crossovers, Compass
and Renegade. US buyers will get them by 2022, with five or six
additional electrified models by Jeep. The plan is already
available, but the company is not unveiling exactly which
models are getting hybrid and PHEV technology. So far,
Wrangler, Renegade, and Compass are confirmed, and Ram 1500
truck is a favorite to go the same way.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Release Date
The new 2021 Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid could debut in
Detroit next year. The largest automotive show is moving to
summer and that will be the perfect occasion to show off the
new arrivals. Now, companies will have a chance to put the
performance on display. As one of the major arrivals for the
next season, Wrangler PHEV must be there. Otherwise, some other
big show will host its premiere.
The price of the new SUV is also a mystery. However, it depends
on the strength of the electric motor. The base version of the
Wrangler costs $32,000. A four-cylinder engine is even more
expensive with all the features it offers (turbocharger,
eTorque system, etc.). The hybrid will add around $4,000 to the
price, according to early reports.