You where not wrong calling it a hybrid. As others have pointed out, it is even marketed as mild-hybrid. The mild is because of how limited the battery capacity is. Otherwise, it has a lot of the makings of a hybrid.So other then battery size (which is a hybrid criteria) , why is this not a hybrid?
My comments where meant only to help identify which model you have to get others to take notice. The jeep is marketed as an ETorque engine, and that makes the difference from those with the 2.0L without etorque. The 48v battery is one of many differences.