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    Posted: 15 December 2017 at 1:19pm
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-jeep-wrangler-first-drive-review

A hybrid Wrangler with an 8 speed auto, or one with a Mexican-built* V6 and a Japanese built trans that produces less torque than the hybrid.  Hmmm......

But it has round headlights!

* According to the article, the engine is same as last year, but produced in Mexico instead of Michigan.
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And some kinda of 4-cyl turbo later this year and some kinda diesel next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BlackBird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2017 at 2:41pm
hybrid is sort of an overstatement. it's a belt driven generator on the main serpentine that serves as the starter and an electric assist on takeoff as the turbo spools up. I think it also helps when offroad when you may be at lower RPM. interested to know where they put the batteries.
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I agree if generator is belt driven off engine and not tranny then I don't see how it will be able to capture braking energy unless they keep the torque converter locked till very slow speed is achieved. Assuming auto with manual you could capture some braking energy but don't think the average driver would use the engine to slow the Jeep.

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I think it will just generate power from the idling engine during that braking period.
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