Diesel Jeep Wrangler On the Way

September 28th, 2018 by

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is looking to gain the support of diesel for their premier automotive brand, Jeep®, and Jeep brand enthusiasts are already clamoring for the 2019 model year Jeep Wrangler, sold with one of FCA’s diesel powertrains as an engine option. The upcoming Wrangler will include the 3.0-Liter V6 CRD Diesel with the fuel-saving start-stop engine system. This powertrain will be an option for the 4-door Unlimited Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon models.

The United States has been lagging behind with no diesel model. Jeep does have a 2.2-Liter Multijet II diesel engine offering 197 horsepower, but currently that powertrain option is only being sold in Europe. There’s no release of actual details involving the transmission options, but speculation has pointed to a possible six-speed manual transmission, which would be quite the treat for many of the Jeep brand faithful. The expected beginning price for the base model 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be $28,045 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Expected Powertrain Options For Upcoming 2019 Wrangler

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is sure to contain the trusted Pentastar 3.6-Liter V6 engine that provides owners a strong 285 horsepower. Another powertrain option for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be the all-new 2.0-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder, cranking out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the V6, this four-cylinder comes complete with a start-stop system, electric power assist, and an extended fuel shut-off. That will provide better gas mileage and lessen the carbon footprint for drivers of this particular Jeep engine.

It’s yet to be known what the performance figures for the upcoming 3.0-Liter V6 CRD diesel will entail. As with every new Jeep vehicle, those specs remain under wraps till announced to the public, so we’ll have to wait. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is on its way, but isn’t here. Many Jeep fanatics will want to drive the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid as well, for obvious reasons. But, customers don’t have to wait for the fun and enjoyment of a Jeep vehicle.

Perks of the Latest Jeep Wrangler

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has been named as one of Kelly Blue Book’s Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles for eight years in a row. IHS Markit has listed the Jeep Wrangler for having the Highest Model Loyalty in the Compact SUV Segment for the third consecutive year. What these awards mean is that drivers and owners all over the world have loved their Jeep Wrangler and the prestige of owning a unique vehicle like the Wrangler continues with the latest 2018 model.

We welcome everyone to test-drive the latest 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL to experience all the adventure that comes packaged in this iconic vehicle. The starting price for the Jeep Wrangler is just $27,945 MSRP (plus destination fee).

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