Jeep is updating its repertoire with diversified powertrains and a slate of new vehicles.
The midsize Gladiator pickup is establishing itself in the market and will soon offer an EcoDiesel option to give consumers further choice. The Wrangler, on the other hand, will kick off the next decade with plug-in hybrid and diesel offerings.
Jeep, doubling down on Detroit, is increasing its manufacturing footprint there to produce the next-generation Grand Cherokee, a new three-row model, and the premium Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
Renegade: The subcompact crossover gets several new options for the 2020 model year, including a premium audio system and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection. A plug-in hybrid could emerge in 2020, with one forecaster expecting it to hit the market in the second quarter of the year. The plug-in is coming to Europe in the first half of 2020. A redesign could arrive in 2023.
Compass: The Compass compact crossover could get a freshening for the 2021 model year, with a new model down the road for 2024. For 2020, the vehicle gets a variety of cosmetic and technology updates such as a new "velvet red pearl" paint color and optional Alpine premium speakers. A plug-in hybrid Compass will go on sale in Europe beginning in the first half of 2020, but FCA wouldn't comment on U.S. release plans.
Wrangler: The Wrangler, which was redesigned for the 2018 model year, will receive a diesel-powered variant for the 2020 model year along with a plug-in hybrid option. The Wrangler Willys, Freedom and Black & Tan editions join the lineup for 2020. The Willys features rock rails and aggressive 32-inch Mud Terrain tires. The Freedom version pays tribute to U.S. military members with military- themed exterior and interior design cues. The Black & Tan edition adds a premium tan soft top, black exterior badging and accents. Wranglers aren't freshened often, but one forecaster expects the model to get an update in 2024. The rugged utility vehicle is slated to get a version with half doors in late 2020 or early 2021.
Gladiator: The versatile midsize pickup finally arrived this year as a premium option in the segment. The model gets the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with engine stop-start and an eight-speed automatic transmission in 2020.午夜剧院