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Jeep Wrangler To Get Pickup Bodystyle By 2019, Hybrid Powertrain By 2020

Jeep has confirmed that it will launch a Wrangler-based Pickup in 2019 and also offer a plug-in hybrid engine option on the new-gen Wrangler by 2019. With the pickup and the hybrid engine option, the Wrangler will be having an expansive line-up.

Jeep has confirmed that it will be launching a Wrangler hybrid and a Wrangler Pickup by 2019 expand View Photos
Jeep has confirmed that it will be launching a Wrangler hybrid and a Wrangler Pickup by 2019

Highlights

  • Lot of Jeep enthusiasts have asked for a Jeep pickup truck
  • The pickup truck will mostly be based on the new-gen Wrangler
  • Jeep will also offer a plug-in hybrid on the new-gen Wrangler

Jeep has confirmed that it will be launching a pickup in early 2019 and in all probability; it will be based on the new-generation Jeep Wrangler that the company unveiled recently at the ongoing LA Auto Show. Talking about the Pickup first, Jeep has said that some of the die-hard enthusiasts of the iconic SUV brand have been asking for a pickup for a long time now. And therefore, Jeep decided to act upon the same. From what we hear, the Wrangler Pickup will be using a lot more aluminium panels in order to keep a check on weight. Of course, the SUV will have the Wrangler's legendary off-road ability and load-hauling abilities.

jeep wrangler pickup(Jeep Wrangler Pickup)

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As far as engine options are concerned, the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 and an 8-speed automatic will most probably be offered. Jeep might offer a diesel engine option too but that is unconfirmed at this point in time. Also, the engine will be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, with a manual option that could be brought in at a later stage. The Jeep Wrangler Pickup could be offered in both, a single cab and a double-cab variant as well. The Jeep Wrangler Pickup is expected to go into production in late 2018 at the company's manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio.

2018 jeep wrangler(The new-gen Jeep Wrangler will get a hybrid engine by 2019 as well)
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Jeep also confirmed that it will be offering a plug-in hybrid by 2020. Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, said that this is just a step in 'future-proofing' one of the most iconic SUVs. The company will start with offering a plug-in hybrid engine option with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine and will be called eTorque. The hybrid engine will offer regenerative braking, start-stop system and an electric motor as well. The total power output will be around 270 bhp and the total torque output will be around 400 Nm.

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