The Jeep division is the FCA group’s highest-performing division and it has big plans for the renowned vehicle line. The company plans to release no fewer than 14 electric models, including four fully electric ones, within four years. Some might say that it’s about time, as with the exception of the Hybrid Pacifica, FCA currently has no plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicles on its roster.
The big newsmaker this year for Jeep was the unveiling of the all-new Wrangler, which hadn’t been given a real makeover for a decade. Its silhouette remains unchanged — you don’t mess with a legend! — but it gained a new 270-HP 4-cylinder engine under the hood.
Jeep is also hoping to compete in the full-size SUV segment. Since the Commander was discontinued, the division hasn’t had any models to compete with GM’s Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban family or Ford’s Expedition/Navigator duo. This will change with the upcoming arrival of the Grand Wagoneer.