There are reportedly a number of changes are coming to the Jeep Wrangler for the 2020 model year. And the most significant adjustment is an addition to the lineup, as a new base model is set to arrive. Equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder, Jeep is expected to release the new entry Wrangler at a $1,500 discount over the current base model. So that’s good news.
Other additions come in the form of an alleged trim package: the Jeep Wrangler Black and Tan Edition. FCA apparently went for a self-explanatory title for this package, as it features black paint and a tan top. Other features include tan cloth seats, upgraded 17 inch wheels, side steps and blacked out Jeep fender badges.
The rumored 2020 Jeep Wrangler Black and Tan Edition, first reported by Mopar Insiders, will also come standard with Jeep’s Technology Group, which includes satellite radio, dual zone climate controls, and the 7 inch Uconnect display. The Black and Tan Edition should be available on both the two-door and four-door variants of the Wrangler, and will cost $1,695 more than a Sport S model.
2020 will also bring a host of powertrain changes to the Wrangler line-up as well. Mopar Insiders reports that the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 will be available, and should arrive later in the 2020 model year. As for petrol powered Wrangler’s, there will be a realignment of the eTorque hybrid equipped cars. All automatic Wranglers with the 3.6 liter V6 are expected to ship with the eTorque system, while the eTorque system on 2.0-liter four-cylinder equipped Sport and Rubicon trims are going away. The Sahara will still have an optional the 2.0-liter with the eTorque system.
While the updates to the Wrangler lineup for the 2020 model year aren’t drastic, nobody will be upset about the cheaper cost of entry. Jeep’s willingness to adjust what models are equipped with the eTorque system also suggests that they are listening to customer input on the mild hybrid system.