By 2022, Stellantis will gradually remove the two-door Jeep Wrangler (JL) from the European market, as the shortened wheelbase prevents the 4xe gasoline-electric unit from being placed, reports Automotive News. All Wranglers in the EU have decided to be plug-in hybrids to reduce CO2 emissions. A regular SUV emits at least 243 g / km, and a hybrid only 79 (WLTP).
“Short” variation is 4334 mm in length and 2459 between the axes. The Jeep Renegade crossover is even shorter (4236 mm), but it has a larger wheelbase (2570), so the hybrid system fits.
According to JATO Dynamics, in May Jeep sold 2602 SUVs to Europeans and about 30% of them were two-door. Nevertheless, the “short” Wrangler has already been discontinued in several countries, including France, to the delight of its main competitor – the three-door Land Rover Defender 90. The UK stands apart, where the right-hand drive Wrangler will continue to exist without hybrid superstructures and with all possible doors. >
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