Jeep Pickup Truck-2016 / 2017-Jeep Wrangler Diesel, Hybrid
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The suspense concerning what kind of engine the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will be carrying is causing many untold anxiety. The possibility of it being a diesel engine is getting others overly excited. The engine is most likely to be a Fiat-four-cylinder diesel if not the next generation VM-2.8 liter I-4 or the Alfa Romeo 2.2. The 2.8 liter engine has the potential of garnering an impressive 200 horsepower and a stout 300 lb-ft of torque.
The standard American engines are bound to be V6 engines which are by then going to have been upgraded packing in them more power and definitely efficiency. As the management put it, they are looking to downsize the engines that are being installed in the Wrangler in terms of displacements and then increasing their performances by putting turbos in.
It seems like an 8-speed automatic transmission is finally happening in the 2017-Jeep Wrangler. This is a piece of news that has really caused quite a shock in the auto circles. It is expected that the 8-speed transmission is going to reduce fuel consumption by a staggering 9 percent over the 5-speed. This transmission is currently paired with diesel and gasoline engines in other cars from the companies. It is about time they installed it in the Jeep-Wrangler.
With a hybrid variant, Mr. Manley believes that the electric motor in the powertrain could prove itself to be useful in providing the extra torque required to traverse through rough terrains. However, existing battery technologies normally used in other hybrid vehicles aren’t sufficient enough to power a hybrid Wrangler in an off-road adventure, says the report.
The next generation Jeep Wrangler is expected to feature a lighter body for improved fuel efficiency. This could be made possible with the use of aluminum and high-strength steel for its construction, many reports have said in the past.
However, if we are to believe the rumors, Jeep may sway from its roots by replacing the live axle setup with an independent suspension setup. Thankfully, the next Wrangler will retain the tough body-on-frame chassis setup, a structure preferred among off-road driving enthusiasts.