Like most other car makers, FCA is focusing on sprucing up its existing lineup of cars and that is why the popular Jeep Range of vehicles are also getting revamped. The 2019 lineup has been revamped and now the company is ready to update the 2020 Jeep range. The Jeep Wrangler is one of the popular vehicles sold under this lineup. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will not only come with updated styling and advanced safety technologies, but it will reportedly have a new engine.
FCA is keen on launching a hybrid version of the Wrangler which will hit the roads either in late 2019 or early 2020- as per the updates. The new version will, however, have same legendary off-road handling capacity.
2020 Jeep Wrangler exterior changes
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler may have updated exterior styling but that will not deviate from typical Jeep styling. So, you will get the round headlamps and removable windshield. However, the grille and bumper may be redesigned for the 2020 model. There will be plenty of exterior colors to pick from. The model may also get underbody skid plates and side rails.
The company may also offer rugged tires to tackle off roads. Not much is known about the cabin of 2020 Jeep Wrangler but it will also be updated to an extent. There will be space to accommodate 4-5 adults. The cargo space is decent and you will have enough storage options to keep small items in the cabin.
Safety and amenities
The upcoming Jeep Wrangler will get enough moderns safety tech embedded. It will also get many amenities. The UConnect infotainment system will be there and it will get a large color display unit. Support for USB, GPS and HD radio will be there, as expected. The car will get safety features like airbags, lane keep alert, vehicle stability control, a rearview mirror, automated emergency braking and enhanced traction control. Some safety tech may be offered as an option.
2020 Jeep Wrangler engine rumors
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler may continue with existing powertrains. However, a special hybrid powertrain will also be offered. The Rubicon trim is likely to be the champion in rock and sand terrain handling.
It will get special BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires along with rugged Dana axles. A special 4WD setup will be offered only in Sahara trim. Not much is clear about the hybrid setup FCA will use in this model. Rumors of the company using a modified version of the hybrid setup used in its popular Pacifica minivan model are doing the rounds. The current model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 268 horsepower at 295 lb-ft of torque. The next one is 3.6-liter V6 capable to make 285 horsepower at 260 lb-ft of torque. However, the hybrid one from some speculations might get a 48-volt mild hybrid with the start-stop system.
The towing capacity may be 3500 pounds approx. Ride quality is expected to be top notch. The fuel economy of the current model that is filled is in the city/highway 17/25 mpg for the manual transmission, 17/23 mpg for manual with 4-door and the last one is 18/23 mpg for the automatic transmission.
2020 Jeep Wrangler price and release date
The price of 2020 Jeep Wrangler will not exceed $30,000 for sure. However, the hybrid version may get a higher price tag and the release date could be in late 2019.
Summing it up
The Jeep Wrangler 2020 is a nice off-road ready SUV. Along with enhanced styling and safety tech, it will get a new hybrid powertrain. FCA, however, needs to offer a reasonable price tag for this vehicle to tackle the rivals.