Jeep Wrangler in Europe will lose traditional three-door drives due to emissions
Emissions have been cutting European offerings for various cars for many years – and now the Jeep Wrangler has been launched. While in the USA you will not only get a six-cylinder engine, but an eight-cylinder, in Europe from next year only a plug-in hybrid will be available with the 4xe styling.
This means, among other things, that we will no longer be able to purchase the Classic Three-Door Edition, but only Five-Door Unlimited. The inline hybrid does not fit in the short version.
How and whether the change will affect the Gladiator pickup truck, which does not yet have a plug-in hybrid version and is sold in Europe with a three-liter turbocharged engine, is unknown at this time.
Change is sad, but all is not lost. First, the short version accounts for less than a third of Wrangler sales in Europe. And also the 4xe version has an electric motor in the gearbox, so in front of the additional gearbox – it is possible to drive on electric with a reduction and in the case of the Rubicon version with closed differentials.
The plug-in hybrid does not fit a short Wrangler, so you can no longer buy it in Europe.
In the illustration, modified or new drive components for version 4xe are shown in blue.
In the UK, since its exit from the European Union, there is still a pure gasoline version on offer, at least for the time being. Nor should anything prevent individual import from the USA, where there are specialized companies.
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