In an attempt to “future proof” its upcoming lineup, Fiat-owned SUV manufacturer Jeep has announced that it would be expanding into the EV segment with a plug-in hybrid version of Wrangler by 2022.

“A full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020, furthering our commitment to all those who value the responsible, sustainable enjoyment of the great outdoors and very importantly, future proofing this Wrangler for generations to come,” said Jeep’s brand head Mike Manley at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Power Electronic Module of the off-road supremo will be manufactured at the 54-year-old Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio and will later be assembled in the Toledo Assembly Plant.

Power Electronic Module of the off-road supremo will be manufactured at the 54-year-old Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio and will later be assembled in the Toledo Assembly Plant.

Manley’s announcement shed light on the Power Electronics Module which comprised of the Power Inverter Module and the Dual Charger Module which will include both an onboard charger and a DC converter.

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The plug-in hybrid would be a part of FCA's promise to have 30 electrified powertrains in its lineup by 2022.

With the new electric powertrain, the Wranglers will have an increased power and torque output with better fuel efficiency. Currently, the Wrangler sports an optional 2.0-litre turbo four that uses the company’s eTorque mild-hybrid system. As per EPA certification, the SUV currently delivers 9.3/10.2 kmpl n the four door standard model compared to 9.6/10.7 in the two-dooe model.

The plug-in hybrid would be a part of FCA’s promise to have 30 electrified powertrains in its lineup by 2022.