A completely redesigned 2018 Wrangler is just behind the corner. Jeep’s new generation off-road SUV will definitely make the official debut at the upcoming 2017 Detroit auto show. Now, we are aware that all matters, but it’s not everything that important. Yes, the iconic vehicle is getting a new styling and better tech, and yes it will feature plenty of aluminum parts, but the most important thing is what’s under the hood, because so far, the Wrangler was a single engine SUV, and now is becoming something, well something totally opposite.
The new generation Jeep Wrangler will likely keep its current Pentastar unit, which will be a bit more efficient and powerful. However, it’s more important that the SUV is getting a new four-cylinder gasoline option. This is a 2.0-liter Hurricane engine that is reported to deliver up to 300 hp and pretty impressive fuel economy. In addition, the iconic off-roader will also get an impressive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. If the carmaker doesn’t change anything, the oil-burner mill will be able to deliver around 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft.
You are so wrong if you think this will be all from the new generation Wrangler. The SUV will also get a hybrid powertrain. Still, this won’t be right away, but sometime later, possibly in late 2019. Now, we are not sure what’s going to be under the hood of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler hybrid, yet the first reports indicate that it will be “mild” and will use the brake energy to charge up a battery. The electric motor should be matted to a new 2.0-liter Hurricane engine.