Jeep Hybrids Under Consideration » AutoGuide.com News
They are considering a hybrid.
At first, I though this was a horrible idea leading down the mall crawler / soccer mom / SUV path. Then, I had a second thought. What if it was more toward the Utility Vehicle roots? What if it was electric and hybrid with solar collectors, shed the AC, excess weight, and overabundance of electronic gadgets to go for the survivalist flavor?
What if you threw out the excess computerization, surround sound, plush interiors and made it more along the lines of what you would want if it all hit the fan? Still need 4WD. Maybe go back to a simple / bulletproof manual transmission. Maybe even a polymer body to lighten it up.