2020 Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid

September 6th, 2018 by

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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will be a welcomed edition for many reasons, especially the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid is the special all-new entry for the Jeep Wrangler. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will start production at the Toledo Machining plant in Perrysburg, Ohio and handle the manufacturing of the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler assembly line. The PHEV variant will debut officially and join the lineup in 2020.

Don’t forget the current 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be available with a mild-hybrid setup by using a turbocharged inline-four 2.0-liter with a belt starter-generator and a 48-volt battery in early 2019. Developing 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, the engine is paired exclusively to an automatic transmission. While this engine is not yet released, many eyes are looking ahead to the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV model that is sure to be a hit among critics and fans alike.

Jeep Wrangler Powertrain Options

For those that have wanted to drive a Jeep Wrangler with the best fuel efficiency, the upcoming turbo diesel 3.0-Liter V6 engine is expected to come with an estimated 30 highway mpg rating. The fuel saving technology that will go into the upcoming powertrains are still being developed, but the available powertrain options have generated a buzz. Jeep has not provided any technical details about the plug-in hybrid powertrain. Earlier statements conceded the possibility of copying the same format as another Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) model in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The Pacifica Hybrid pairs a 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine, a powertrain option available in the current 2018 Wrangler, with a 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Jeep hasn’t yet revealed whether this setup was adaptable to the Jeep Wrangler, so time will tell.

PHEV Powertrain Option To Be Available Across Other Jeep Vehicles?

Jeep will have a PHEV powertrain option, as we’ve discussed. However, Jeep has also kept secret whether the PHEV option would only be available on the Wrangler or if it might be an option for other Jeep brand vehicles that shares the same underpinnings. The power electronics module will be placed in a protected area underneath the Wrangler between the exhaust and the driveshaft. It consists of the power inverter module and the integrated dual charger module – a part that includes the onboard charger and the dc/dc converter. A dc/dc converter converts a source of direct current from one voltage level to another. While some information has been a secret, Jeep has revealed their Toledo Machining plant will be responsible for assembling the Jeep vehicles, their various subsystems, uploading the necessary software, and conducting of all testing of the electrical and coolant systems.

“The insourcing of this highly advanced work to Toledo Machining is a reflection of the commitment the workforce has made to improving their processes through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing. As the most iconic of the Jeep nameplates, it is critical that we flawlessly execute the launch of the Wrangler PHEV. The Toledo Machining employees have made a strong business case as to why we should put our faith in them to deliver a great product,” Brian Harlow, Head of Manufacturing at FCA North America

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