Starting in 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is going to offer up hybrid versions of the Jeep and Ram 1500, so it looks like they are going to be joining the Pacifica Hybrid.
This news came out in January 2016 but that is all that has been revealed at the moment. The only other thing that was said was that the next Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 would get mild hybrids. Other than this no more details have been given on what we can expect.
The FCA has a plug-in hybrid among the line-up and some people have been wondering why the engine isn’t going to be seen in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler along with the RAM.
FCA haven’t really said anything about the sharing of parts between the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, however it may be that the Wrangler is too small to have the batteries fitted under the passenger compartment.
The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 could of course arrive with a setup that is going to be very different. There is no intention of going green here and there will be appreciation of increased fuel economy. It may be possible that the Jeep Wrangler could be given a 48 volt like Mercedes-Benz is doing with the inline-six engines.
So it is looking as though there isn’t going to be any sharing and the upcoming Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 may be able to benefit from the concept that has been promised by Mercedes-Benz for their new engines. This is the mild hybrid setup that takes the place of the alternator and the starter motor by way of the e-motor.
We are expecting to see the hybrid versions of the Jeep Wrangler and the Ram 1500 in 2019 or 202.