The latest rumors are spreading over the web that the Jeep manufacturer will release in the near future the new off-roader model with code name 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV. Same source saying that this PHEV version will be built at the 54-year-old Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV like most plug-in vehicles today will come with the electric motor that will give this SUV extra power and it will improve fuel economy. However, at this moment we don’t have official information what engine will be used.
From some speculations, the model will use the same system that is under the hood of the popular Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model. The latest Wrangler plug-in is expected to be launched in the year 2020 and it will be part of FCA’s plan to produce 30 models with electrified powertrains by 2022.
2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV will have the same design shape as the standard Wrangler
As per the updates, the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV model will keep the same design as the standard Wrangler. However, we can also expect some changes at the front and rear of the PHEV SUV. The Jeep Wrangler is available with the two doors configurations and with four doors in the Unlimited model. Also, there are a few trims available Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon and all of them bring to this SUV a unique look.
The LED headlights and taillights are available on all trims and also multiple roof configurations are also in the offer on some models. The last year Wrangler comes with the new steering system, 5-link suspension, and improved body mounts. And we can also expect the same configuration or maybe little improved with the 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV.
2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV interior is richer
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV model will be stylish and attractive. There will be some updates and we can expect comfort and quality materials. Furthermore, some technology that is present in the higher trims will be installed in the PHEV model. So we can expect heated and ventilated front seats, air conditioning, and some tech from the Rubicon model like an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.
The Uconnect system also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, the buyers with the PHEV model will get a powerful audio system that will come with an 8-speaker and plenty of USB and AUX inputs.
The safety of the forthcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV will be high. Some of the features will be updated to gives maximum security. The standard features that are available with the Wrangler`s models are anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-impact airbags, side impact airbags, pretensioners. However, we will definitely see with the PHEV model features like lane assist, blind-spot sensors, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic warning and adaptive cruise control.
2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV powertrain will be borrowed from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model
The new 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV Off-Road Hybrid from some rumors will be available with the almost identical six-cylinder engine that is under the hood of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model. The new Pacifica model is equipped with the 3,6-liter V6. This minivan gives great fuel economy and offers an electronically variable transmission (EVT). Also, it comes with the dual electric motors and a battery pack of 16 kWh. Furthermore, this configuration gives Pacifica to go up to 33 miles on electric drive only.
As for the fuel economy, this minivan gives 32/33 mpg in the city/highway. From the latest information that we got the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV model would be shorter in electric range. However, we still waiting for official information about battery pack size that will be installed in the new model.
The current Wrangler model under the hood comes with the 2.0-liter turbo-four that use the mild-hybrid system. This combination delivers an EPA-rated 22/24 mpg city/highway for the Unlimited model, and 23/25 mpg for the two-door model.
2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV release date and price rumors
There is no information when the 2020 Jeep Wrangler PHEV will debut and how much will cost at this moment. However, the rumors say that this model will come sometime in the year 2020. Also, the same source is putting the starting price of $26,000, but we think that this model will cost a few thousand more.