Spy photos of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV appeared last year. However, the rumors faded away. Recently, new speculations were warmed up by the carmaker. The plug-in hybrid will be a response to the upcoming Ford Bronco. The legendary SUV will launch the competitor to the Jeep’s best-selling 4×4 model.
The new season will bring a lot of novelties, but the plug-in hybrid version is definitely something worth of waiting. But, can it help Wrangler raise the off-road performance to the new levels. On the other hand, Jeep might not deliver this engine straight away, but even as a concept, Wrangler PHEV would be a threat to all its rivals.
2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV Engine and Specs
FCA already presented a system that might take place under the hood of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV. Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is getting power from a 3.6-liter V6 powerplant mated to an electric battery. This configuration is good for 33 miles of range. Still, Wrangler could base its system on a turbocharged 2.0 mill as well.
Definitely, the highlight of the next season is a diesel version of the SUV. EcoDiesel unit is pumping up 260 hp and 445 lb-ft, making it the most capable engine in the lineup. That is the same amount of power Pacifica hybrid is producing. On the other hand, the PHEV will hardly match the twist outputs. But, let’s not rush with conclusions – Ford tuned its Lincoln Aviator to produce 495 hp and 630 lb-ft by using a V6 engine as the base.
2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEV Release Date
The 2021 Wrangler PHEV will appear as a concept, but not before next year. FCA is not rushing with this model and it will be a response to the Ford Bronco and its versions. The Blue Oval carmaker plans a raid to the market, with a smaller off-road version and Raptor package for its legendary SUV. We see Wrangler as the only serious competitor that can stand against this conquer.
Source: CJ Off-Road