2021 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid Will Get Parts Built In-House

Great news have been announced by Jeep - the components of the brand-new Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid will come from just a few miles away from the main Wrangler assembly line.

The Jeep brand is offering exciting new details about the upcoming Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid, having announced a plan for in-source production of its power electronics unit. The Jeep Ohio-based Toledo Machining plant will handle the manufacturing, and then ship the parts a few miles down the road to the Wrangler assembly line. The Plug-In Hybrid variant is projected to join the Jeep lineup by 2021.

"The insourcing of this highly advanced work to Toledo Machining is a reflection of the commitment the workforce has made to improving their processes through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing," the Head of Manufacturing at FCA North America, Brian Harlow, said in the Jeep production announcement. "As the most iconic of the Jeep nameplates, it is critical that we flawlessly execute the launch of the Wrangler PHEV. The Toledo Machining employees have made a strong business case as to why we should put our faith in them to deliver a great product."

We have not yet heard any technical details about the plug-in powertrain from the Jeep auto brand. Some rumors have raised the possibility of Jeep using a similar setup from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model, which pairs the 3.6-liter V6 already in the new Wrangler with a 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. However, the automaker hasn't yet confirmed whether the setup was adaptable to the Jeep, nor if the setup is in the plans of Jeep for the model.

There is also no information on whether the new PHEV powerplant would be exclusively available on the new Wrangler or if it might be an option for the brand-new Scrambler pickup that shares the same foundation.

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