Posted on November 9, 2018
2019 Jeep Wrangler Ecodiesel & etorque Hybrid | Toronto, Mississauga
The Jeep Wrangler keeps getting better and better. Jeep’s newest and most tech-charged Wrangler jumps into the 2019 roster with new engine options we think you’re going to love. Drivers in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton and Toronto are also pumped up about the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 along with a mild-hybrid Pentastar V6 that relies on an eTorque belt-driven starter generator.
As we indicated with our recent news about the 2019 Ram eTorque, the innovations involved do a great deal to influence fuel use, green profile and capability. In the North American market, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque cranks out 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet. Maximum torque arrives a little later in the rev range (4,800 instead of 4,175 rpm), but other refinements include two-stage valve lift technology.
How does eTorque work?
The motor for the hybrid system is connected to the engine via a belt, acting as both starter and generator. Essentially, it replaces the traditional alternator. The electric motor means there’s no lag whatsoever when you step on the gas pedal. The transmission is pre-programmed to avoid excessive downshifts when you need to accelerate. The hybrid system backs off as speeds increase, when the turbocharger takes over the job of keeping you moving.
Will eTorque work for offroading?
The efficient system delivers power and response, maintaining the durability necessary for some pretty hardcore off-roading. On city streets, the system seamlessly shifts and translates to quick startups and smooth power right off the line. On trails and chunkier terrain, the same system allows for slow and steady crawls with reliable, predictable power delivery. Performance and safety result.
What’s different about the EcoDiesel?
As for the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, the oil-sipping engine option gives drivers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet, with torque kicking in at the 2,000 rpm marker. Diesel doubters may want to take a long hard look at the EcoDiesel, set to offer a popular alternative to gas-powered Wranglers. We’re also happy to see first-hand how people are warming up to hybrid and mid-hybrid engines. Caring about your footprint as well as your fuel economy is no longer a stance reserved for hippies, folks.
Any news on mid-sized pickups?
Love trucks? Ram’s plans to release the revised Dodge Dakota mid-size pickup truck in 2020 for the 2021 model year have many in the pickup sector buzzing. Next year is also when we’ll see Jeep’s mid-size pickup, the Scrambler, join the roster. Trucks are hot, what can we say? With the groovy exterior looks of the Wrangler line and hardworking traits reminiscent of the Ram 1500, the Scrambler has serious potential to scare the competition.
Where can I test-drive a Jeep Wrangler in Mississauga?
Ontario Chrysler is Jeep Wrangler fanclub headquarters, or so it seems some days. When it comes to national sales, we can all agree that Jeep can’t build the Wrangler fast enough to keep up with Wrangler-loving demand. Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts can opt for turbo, diesel, or hybrid options for the very first time, and that has off-road junkies whipped up about the next-gen Wrangler. While you wait for those developments to come to fruition, there’s a choice between a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the ever-trusty 3.6-liter V6, now with stop/start technology.
We’re never shy about sharing our passion for Jeep Wranglers. Our current inventory is waiting for you at the dealership. Come kick some tires, test some rides and ask us as many questions as you like.
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