Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just released its business plan update and confirmed the rumors we’ve been speculating about since they confirmed the Jeep Wrangler pickup. The next generation four-door Wrangler will include new powertrain options by 2019, including a “mild hybrid” before getting a diesel powertrain around 2020. A Wrangler Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) will also join the lineup by 2025.
With the popularity of the Wrangler, it’s no surprise the next-generation version will get more efficient powertrain options to meet constantly tightening emission and fuel economy requirements. New powertrain options aren’t the only way FCA will stay in compliance, as a new architecture for the Jeep will be used, which will likely include high strength and alternative materials, active aero systems to reduce drag, and advanced electronic systems such as electric steering systems and axle disconnects.
There has been no word on what diesel powerplant will be used in the new-platform Wrangler, but we hope it’s something as powerful and efficient as the VM Motori currently offered in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 Ecodiesel.
As soon as we have more information on the diesel Wrangler, we’ll let you know, and you can bet we will be the first in line for a test drive!
FCA also announced the Ram 1500 will get a hybrid option around 2025. For more information on the next-generation Ram, check out trucktrend.com.