How an All-Electric Powertrain Could Power the Jeep Wrangler of the Future

The Jeep Wrangler is considered timeless, iconic, cool, effortless — sort of like James Bond. The biggest secret to its success isn’t only the ability of personalization, or its serious off-road chops, it’s actually the vehicle’s ability to evolve alongside its fanbase without disturbing the features and aesthetics that make a Jeep Wrangler. A hybrid Jeep Wrangler is slated to debut sometime before the end of the year (2020), while the brand continues to expand its powertrain options with the addition of the eTorque mild-hybrid system and the most recent EcoDiesel engine options. According to some recent comments by a  distinguished Jeep executive, an all-electric Wrangler is nothing to fear.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The Jeep Wrangler Works Hard to Reduce its Environmental Footprint

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) continues on its quest to reduce its environmental footprint by monitoring and reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles. The automaker just completed its latest Global Warming Potential (GWP) analysis and it turns out the latest-generation Jeep Wrangler is the real winner here. When compared to the previous-generation Wrangler model, the all-new and redesigned Wrangler measured a GWP that’s 15 percent lower. “This is the outcome we expect when we launch a new vehicle. In all our processes, the mitigation of environmental impact is a baked-in consideration,” said Mitch Clauw, FCA Vice President and Head of Global Pre-Programs and Program Management.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Jeep Looking to Expand its Desert-Rated Lineup

Historically, the top-tier Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has always been the undisputed king of off-road vehicles. However, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave, unveiled last year (2019), is calling the Wrangler Rubicon’s bluff. Not that the Gladiator Mojave is higher in the pecking order of off-road vehicles, but it’s got a different mission than the Wrangler. Although the Gladiator Mojave gives the Wrangler Rubicon a trim it cannot match, that’s all going to change very soon if the rumor mill is correct.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Next-Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee Readies for Its Debut

When it comes to automotive experts, they all tend to have that very same “if it ain’t broke…” outlook, especially when it comes to successful vehicles that haven’t updated generations for some time. The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be found under this specific category, as the current generation launched in 2010 — but, according to general consensus, the model doesn’t really need to be replaced . In fact, Jeep sold more than 242,000 units in the U.S. in 2019 — making 2019 not only the best year of this current generation’s run, but the best year for the nameplate as a whole since 2000. That all said, it’s been confirmed by Jeep that the next-generation Grand Cherokee is scheduled to launch in 2021.  Read the rest of this entry >>