New Jeep Models Coming to Lineup in 2017, 2018
2016 marks this year as Jeep’s 75th Anniversary, and the innovation and creation of Jeep vehicles is far from ending. For a couple years, there has been a quiet chatter of a couple of different Jeeps coming to the American roads, and even some new powertrain options. The new vehicles being added to the lineup won’t be here until 2017 and 2018, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fanboy (or girl) out all over it for now. Here’s new Jeep models that we can look forward to in the near future.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer, a.k.a. “Woody”
Does anyone remember the “Brady Bunch”? It’s okay, don’t be shy, raise your hand. Now, who remembers that ol’ station wagon? Well back in the 90’s, Jeep had something similar to that car known as the Jeep Grand Wagoneer before production of it died in 1991. But now, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer has the internet buzzing about two new models that will share the stage with the Wrangler during the 2018 model-year (or 2019). It’s been a long time coming, and now we just need to wait a little longer.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat
If you were one of the people that were in awe of the 707-horsepower supercharged V8 Hellcat Wrangler Trailcat that debuted at the Jeep Easter Safari earlier this year, then we have some big news. Although the Wrangler Trailcat was only built for the Jeep Easter Safari, the Grand Cherokee is getting a Hellcat engine and it will come to life in 2017.
As of now, the current speed reports are 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. That’s faster than a BMW X5M!
Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck
No, this isn’t a joke. We know Jeep has been teasing the truck-lovers out there for many a moon now, but it’s really happening. The Wrangler Pickup truck has been officially confirmed by Jeep and Fiat Chrysler and it is expected to debut late next year. Not only will the model feature a truck bed, but it will feature the completely new platform that will be used on the the next-gen Wrangler, which is also coming out in 2017 or 2018.
The Diesel, the Hybrid
Lastly, FCA confirmed that the Wrangler will also come out with a diesel and hybrid powertrain option sometime after the new Wrangler. The downside is “sometime” means more like around the year 2022. In an effort to meet stricter emission standards and increase fuel efficiency, in early 2020 we should see a diesel-powered Wrangler, and soon after that we can expect a pseudo-hybrid.
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