Jeep Wrangler Diesel Likely After Refresh in 2015


Torque is as good as money to off roaders and now there’s more information on an engine that would increase the Jeep Wrangler’s available lb-ft.

“Wrangler is on the radar to get [a] diesel. Remember we’re also going through the product change of Wrangler for 2015-16,” Jeep president and CEO Mike Manley said to WardsAuto. “That will probably be the right time to introduce the diesel into that vehicle.”

Dropping a diesel motor into the Wrangler would be an extension of Chrysler’s current push for more oil burners. This year, both the RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available with diesel powertrains.

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“I’m confident that the Grand Cherokee will show just how large a demand there is for diesel, and I think what that will do is reinforce the need for us to target Wrangler as a vehicle that can take a diesel,” Manly said.

Not only would the Wrangler take the diesel, but with a 420 lb-ft of torque rating in the Grand Cherokee with the same engine, it seems like a no-brainer that one of the most off-road oriented cars on the market would make use of that low-end power.

[Source: Wards Auto]