Report: Jeep Wrangler diesel is next “target” after Grand Cherokee diesel in US

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.

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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

Source: TheDetroitFreePress via WCF