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Good news everyone. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recently revised their company wide five year strategy that was originally presented to their investors in 2014. While other marques under FCA will be seeing funding cuts, Jeep appears to have benefited the most from this. Jeep’s spending has most likely been augmented to meet its 2018 volume target which has been increased to 2 million units.

FCA has confirmed the next gen Wrangler’s debut during this revision to sometime in 2017. It will feature both a diesel engine and a mild hybrid system followed by a full gasoline-electric hybrid system around 2022. The “advanced powertrains” are said to be offered because of the stricter emissions regulations and fuel economy requirements.

After the initial launch, the next gen Wrangler will be getting tweaked to increase fuel efficiency. One such tweak is the mild hybrid system which uses regenerative braking; brake energy is recovered to charge the Wrangler’s battery and then used to run features like the air conditioner. Working alongside the hybrid system is the use of high-strength steel and lighter alternative materials to reduce the Wrangler’s body weight.



Following the mild hybrid system is the diesel powered Wrangler which should arrive near the end of 2020 and the already mentioned full hybrid system will come after that. No further details about the diesel engine or hybrid variants were discussed but it is speculated that the diesel engine could be the 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel already used in the Ram pickup.

We should hear more in the coming year so hang tight.
 

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Interesting to see they don't mention the truck variant of the Wrangler, unless it's all going to be batched up in that 2017 placement on the chart rather than be more stand alone.
 

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That is interesting, but Sergio did confirm it so it is happening. Maybe its on another page of the presentation.
 

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Well being a 2018 model year vehicle, we're likely to see something as early as mid-2016 if we're lucky, but that's just with teasers and so on. Late 2016 to early 2017 we should see a concept.
 

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Is the concept going to be that much different from the production model? Seems like the concept will basically be the same as production to me.
 

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Can't imagine it being much different. Jeep hasn't been known for doing drastic things with concepts. They're not even close to being at that level.
 

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Kahn design has a good example of what we can expect in the next Wranglers grille, which is just wider bars and wide spacers between the bars... provides a modern look. and higher end
 

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I like their stuff, just think it's too expensive and too much overall for me. Rather stick to the traditional Jeep stuff.

Kahn stuff seems like what someone uses to build a poor mans Land Rover.
 

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The above gets even more powerful when you combine some of the renderings we seen before. I have a feeling what we're expecting to see is what we'll see.
 

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The only non pickup was the CJ-like Shortcut and I wouldn't say no to the classic two door proportions on the new Wrangler JL.
 

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I wouldn't say no to a two door Wrangler JL either but I thought it was mentioned that the new wrangler was going to be a four door? Maybe we'll see a similar dash?
 

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Apparently, that Wrangler has been horizontally shortened to make it smaller. They moved the bumper closer to the cabin and shortened the rear. I actually wouldn't mind a compact Wrangler like that but I doubt the JL is going to be that compact.
 

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We don't know if the turbodiesel engine will be sold in the U.S. and the hybrid is still and unknown, so the delay will be affecting petrol Wrangler JL. I'm guessing 2019 is the model year and we should be seeing the JL late 2018.
 
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