2021 Jeep Wrangler an all American Icon soon going hybrid
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler has a long legacy. The Jeep Wrangler is a car that has been evolving slowly. Jeep clearly lives to the adagio: ‘Don’t change a winning team. In 1987 Jeep released its first Wrangler. We are now enjoying the 4th generation wrangler that started out with the 2018 model year.
Exciting mid cycle refresh?
We are almost mid cycle. Do not expect big changes an expect the Wrangler to keep its famous boxy and rugged look. Expect some updates to the car entertainment system and added luxury trim options.
Retro Iconic Look
The looks of the Jeep date back from World War II. Despite its resemblance to military Jeeps, Jeep dismisses all military connection. Despite this this military inspired civilian vehicle is still the most iconic member of the Jeep family.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rumors
According to the autoblog.com website Jeep is currently testing out a PHEV version of the Wrangler. Jeep confirmed it’s ambitions to build a PHEV Wrangler, and spy-shots seem to confirm this. The website states that the car seems to be as powerful as the gas version.
A video of the concept can be found here:
It would be interesting to see a full electric version of the Jeep Wrangler. Jeep PHEV spy-shots can be found here. It seems to run in Electric mode until it hits 25 miles an hour. We already award it with the price of the most original plug in hybrid. It would be a great addition to the Wrangler JL generation.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Interior & Exterior
The looks and interior does not seem to have changed when analyzing the leaked PHEV shots. There is not much change to be expected when compared to the initial fourth generation version. We could have assumed better aerodynamics because it would benefit the PHEV version but this will most probably not be the case.
Less Storage Space
The PHEV batteries will most likely eat away some storage space in the Wrangler. The recently introduced LED exterior lights that is available on the higher end trims. We expect no change of the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen. The new 2020 Black & Tan trim will hopefully be continued: it looks like a real beast.
Jeep Wrangler Engine Options
The details of the PHEV engine still have to be released but we expect that the current state of battery technology will be able to offer between 15 and 20 kWh. For the regular engines we expect a continuation of th Pentastar v6 engine and the turbocharged four cylinder.
Rubicon Option & Other Trims
As mayor trim options we can still expect the Wrangler Rubicon: an all terrain version of the Wrangler, especially made for off-road action. Its four wheel drive system (Rock-Trac) is better equipped than the default drive system and has a greater Axle Ratio and has been built for heavy duty. It would be exciting to see this Rubicon with PHEV engine. We also note the Sahara, Black & Tan & Sport trims that will be continued.
Previous Jeep Wrangler User Reviews
The Wrangler looks like a very rough boy in town. However users all agree that the Jeep offers a comfortable ride. Jeep has far evolved from the cartoonish look it had in World War. Owners like its look and the way it drives. The word FUN is mentioned a lot. It can tow without much hassle. There are some reports about steering issues with cars of the early 2018 model year but Jeep seems to have solved them. All ratings for the latest model year on KBB were 5 star ratings.
4th Generation Jeep Wrangler Gallery
2021 Jeep Wrangler Price & Release Date
We expect a price increase since Jeep heavily invested in new manufacturing facilities in Michigan. We expect the MRSP to go from $28.000 to at least $29.000. Still a bargain to own an all American Icon. Considering that other American Icon, the RAM 1500 that has the same Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine, this is a great deal.