Here we have our first look at the long-rumored and highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler PHEV. Caught while testing in Auburn Hills, the Wrangler PHEV is finally becoming a reality. Jeep has not yet revealed which engine the PHEV system will be paired to, but we expect the 3.6-litre V6 from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to be a likely candidate.
Although camouflage is seen on both sides of the vehicle, we believe the plug-in port will be located on the driver’s side. Going forward, the Wrangler could be offered as a pure EV as well.
According to FCA's five-year business plan that was revealed in June 2018, there will be four Jeep nameplates that will offer a pure EV powertrain, at least globally. The Wrangler, then, could be among these four. We expect an official debut by the end of 2019, likely at the LA Motor Show.