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    FCA's biggest surprise: hybrid Jeep

    FCA's biggest surprise: hybrid Jeep-jp018_127wr7lug62f9d4jksknsfl2uihjc39-jpg

    The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler makes its grand debut this week in LA and the biggest news is the addition of a diesel engine option as well as a turbocharged gas-electric 4-cylinder – making the new 2018 Wrangler the first ever Jeep hybrid.

    Thanks to spy shots and the official images released earlier this month at SEMA, we knew what to expect of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler interior and exterior appearance, so with this week’s debut in LA, there aren’t many surprises in terms of styling. On the other hand, the drivetrain information is chock full of new features and the most notable is the turbocharged 2.0L eTorque mild hybrid drivetrain. This first-ever hybrid option from the Jeep brand is joined by the 3.0L EcoDiesel and the same 3.6L Pentastar V6 that is featured in the current models, all of which are mated to the new-to-the-Wrangler 8-speed automatic transmission.

    The 1st Jeep Hybrid
    We knew that FCA have been working on a new turbocharged 2.0L engine and it was expected to be introduced in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The insider reports proved to be true, as the new turbo-4 is one of the two gasoline engines offered in the all-new SUV, but what we didn’t expect is that the new turbo motor would come with a standard mild hybrid assist system called eTorque.

    Reprinted from Torque News
    Last edited by MagnumClub; 12-15-2017 at 09:44 AM.

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