2020 Jeep Wrangler Rumors Swirl
The JL Wrangler Forum is buzzing with information about the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Enthusiasts on the forum revealed that they’ve gotten a sneak peek at the order forms and they’re indicating Jeep has a few small tweaks it’s making to the Wrangler formula. According to the forum, there will be a $250 MSRP increase across the board, meaning every trim will be impacted. A four-door Wrangler Sport is rumored to cost $31,795 – plus destination fee. Apparently, Jeep will be changing the special edition lineup of the Wrangler as well. The Moab edition is rumored to be out for the next model year as it’s seemingly going to be replaced by a Black & Tan Package.
What does the Black & Tan Package include? There’s an obligatory tan Sunrider soft top, a Wizard Black instrument panel and its trim, Heritage Tan cloth seats, dual-zone climate control, side steps, 17-inch Machined Granite Crystal wheels clad by all-terrain tires. The Tan & Black Package also includes the Technology Group bundling which features a 7-inch Uconnect infotainment system. The package includes all of these features for $1,695. Other changes in the Jeep Wrangler lineup include the addition of the LED Lighting Group option making its way all the way down to the lower tier – the Sport S Trim.
It also appears that Jeep will be separating the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment with navigation from the Premium Audio Group. Buyers will be able to pay $995 for the larger screen and navigation instead of the past $1,595 which also included premium audio. Automatic high beams are now part of the Advanced Safety Group when buyers choose the infotainment package with navigation.
The 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that was introduced alongside the latest Jeep Wrangler generation will no longer come at an additional cost. Currently, buyers have to spend an additional $1,000 when opting for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder with eTorque, along with another obligatory $2,000 to pair this engine with the eight-speed transmission. For the 2020 model year, the engine will no longer come at an additional charge, while the obligatory eight-speed transmission charge of $2,000 remains the same. The Sahara trim of the Wrangler will also give buyers the option to add eTorque to the classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine for an additional $1,000. The eight-speed automatic transmission is also a requirement when opting for this engine so that would make this a $3,000 top-tier powertrain. The Sahara is the only trim with eTorque availability going forward.
For 2020 the Sport and Rubicon trims will be powered by a non-eTorque 2.0-liter engine equipped with electronic stop-start (ESS). For the time being, getting the 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission equals a $3,000 upcharge, but in 2020 the same engine and transmission combination will cost buyers just $1,500. For the 2020 Wrangler model, the 3.6-liter V6 with ESS and six-speed manual transmission will be the no-cost option. The same engine paired with the eight-speed automatic is $2,500.
As for the famed 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that everyone’s been waiting on, Mopar Insiders is reporting that although the engine will be available on the 2020 model, it will be late availability. Although the rumors about the EcoDiesel debut have been circulating all year (2019) it appears that Jeep isn’t ready to launch it yet. The good news is that the diesel-powered engine will be available for order on the entire four-door lineup, meaning the Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon trims, not only the Sahara and Rubicon trims as previously announced. Jeep is also bringing back the Sage Green color for 2020, while the Dark Saddle interior color is being discontinued and replaced by the same Heritage Tan as on the Black & Tan Package.
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