Jeep is testing a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler SUV

Jeep is testing a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler SUV

November 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Media captured the prototype of the American Jeep Wrangler 2020 model year, which received a hybrid engine. Outwardly, the car practically did not change.

Following the release of hybrid modifications Renegade and Compass earlier this year, the Jeep team is now testing the Wrangler SUV (this version of the car will traditionally receive the PHEV prefix). I note that this performance of the car was announced several years ago. Tests are being conducted now in Detroit (USA).

Judging by the published photos of the prototype of the novelty, the hybrid version of the SUV will not differ much in appearance from the usual performance of the Jeep Wrangler.

A closer look at the prototype reveals a black body lining passing through the hood and both front wings, as well as the fuel cap, under which there is a port for charging the battery.

In the case of the electrified versions of Renegade and Compass, the charging port was on the rear wing, but it seems this time it will be located in front, presumably on the driver’s side. Most likely, an icon will be installed at the back, indicating the plug-in hybrid performance of an SUV. In the case of the same Renegade and Compass, there is a 4x4e nameplate.

Jeep is expected to introduce an electrified version of the Wrangler SUV as a 2020 model year car, which could mean that the official debut will take place later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.