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Spy Shots—’21 Jeep Wrangler Caught Testing PHEV Powertrain

By SEMA Editors

Caught while testing in Auburn Hills, the Jeep Wrangler PHEV is finally becoming a reality. Jeep has not yet revealed which engine the PHEV system will be paired to, but rumors point to the 3.6L V6 from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the likely candidate.

Jeep Wrangler PHEV

Although camo is seen on both sides of the vehicle, the plug-in port will most likely be located on the driver’s side. After following for 3 or 4 mi., the photographer witnessed the Wrangler traveling at about 25 mph (in EV mode) before the engine kicked on.

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. Wrangler could be among these four.

Expect an official debut by the end of 2019, most likely at the L.A. Auto Show.

Jeep Wrangler PHEV

Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde