Confirmed: 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Production Will Start in Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio

The famous carmaker confirmed the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid. This model will arrive in showrooms at the beginning of 2020. Moreover, the company says the production will start in Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio. While Jeep is refusing to deliver any details about the upcoming model, new Wrangler Hybrid will be more than just a fuel efficiency move.

The 2020 Wrangler Hybrid will provide some further benefits besides the slight performance boost and significant mileage increase. The Wrangler’s current engine is almost the same as the drivetrain in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The Pentastar engine is the most likely option that will get a hybrid variant. Next, to the performance changes, new Wrangler will see numerous exterior upgrades and the interior will get further modernization.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Delivers Better Stability

The approaching 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid will get plenty of updates from the outside. Firstly, the new model will be two inches wider. That means the wheelbase will be two inches longer. The goal is to deliver better stability and overall ride quality should be improved. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, the overall bodyweight is reduced. Even the doors will now hold more aluminum materials. 

The 2020 Wrangler Hybrid comes with a new and more practical windshield. The previous models were available with 28 bolts. The new model will feature only four bolts, so removing the windshield will be a piece of cake now.

The front end sports standard LED headlights and the rear part will get the same treatment. You can configure the roof in numerous ways so the off-roading with an open roof is available once again. Even the roof is now more practical and the outside to use. This should help the customers to set the be two much quicker in order to hide from the rain. 

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid interior

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Interior 
Gets Minor Changes

The interior of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid won’t get so many significant updates like the exterior. Whatsoever, the interior gets minor changes only. More importantly, the already modern cabin will get further updates in terms of the latest systems and phone integrations.

The interior looks upscale and simple. The layout of the buttons and controls is especially easy to remember. You can even spot some modern touches such as the body-colored dashboard. Rounded vents are looking brilliant, and the touchscreen offers an amazing interface.

However, many would describe the interior of the base model as “too wild”. That isperhaps too harsh word, but on the otherhand, it isn’t. When you see what the upper trims are offering, then the basemodel may look wilder than it should be.For an instance, higher trim levels are offering leather upholstery, contraststitching, and other premium features. Ifyou want real luxury, you should opt for the four-door model and its uppertrims.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid side

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Engine Options

Jeep is silent when it comes to a hybrid drivetrain specifics. However, the things are pretty clear even without the official statement. We can see the other Fiat Chrysler Autos lineup. Specifically, Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Wrangler are using the same type of engine. For that reason, we can just use the information from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model.

Pacifica’s plug-in system includes the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine which is paired with the dual electric motors. Moreover, a 16 kWh battery pack and electronically variable transmission (EVT) are in the offer. This output is providing 33 miles of electric range per charge. The baseWrangler and its V6 engine are producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid will offer a little more, around 300 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, this engine is the first and only Pentastar unit with the 6-speed manual transmission. The base Wrangler offers 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The hybrid model will offer significantly better mileage. However, Jeep claims the hybrid Wrangler is not only about fuel economy boost. The goal is to deliver a plug-in hybrid system that will help with the overall performance boost. The production of the 2020 Wrangler Hybrid starts at Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid engine

Jeep will introduce more hybrid SUVs

Jeep introduced its plan to deliver ten hybrids and four all-electric models by 2022. Of course, the SUV lineup will benefit the most. It is a five-year plan and American carmaker says the plan will include all types of vehicles. Wrangler is just one of the models that will get a hybrid variant. Whatsoever, Cherokee and Compass will get the same treatment.

Moreover, Renegade will also get hybrid version. Jeep plans to introduce one all-new three-row SUV and Grand Wagoneer will make a comeback. To complete the five-year plan, American automaker will introduce four all-electric models.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid rear

2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Price and Release Date

The price of the upcoming Wrangler will start at around $26,000. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid will surely cost slightly over $30,000. The Wrangler Hybrid SUV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2020.

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