HYBRID JL CONFIRMED FOR 2020

JEEP confirmed it will unleash a partial electric version of its JL Wrangler and that it will be more capable than the vehicles fitted only with an internal combustion engine. In revealing the all-new Wrangler at the 2017 LA Motor Show, Jeep boss Mike Manley said, ďA full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020, furthering our commitment to all those who value responsible, sustainable enjoyment of the great outdoors and, very importantly, future-proofing this Wrangler for generations to come.Ē

The hybrid system was designed from the outset for the JL Wrangler architecture, which uses many aluminium body panels (Australian cars, however, get steel bonnets to meet local pedestrian protection regulations). He also hinted that it would be offered on two- and four-door variants.

With the JL Wrangler hybrid due in 2020, itís not yet known whether it will be offered in Australia, something that could come down to future emissions targets and regulations, which are yet to be set.