TheDetroitFreePress reports that Jeep of North America has given the green light for a diesel engine for the Wrangler. This comes after the Grand Cherokee saw its first diesel introduction ever for the US at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.
According to the report, Jeep’s head honcho Mike Manley told TheDetroitFreePress that demand for a Wrangler diesel is high: “Wrangler customers really want a diesel. It’s a target vehicle for a diesel once we see the reaction to the Grand Cherokee [diesel].”
No specifics were shared, however, some have speculated that the Wrangler could get a modified version of the European 2.8L inline-four good for 197hp and 339 lb-ft of torque.
– By: Chris Chin