2016 Jeep Wrangler With Diesel Engine, Specs and Review

Insider from the Chrysler said that the 2016 Jeep Wrangler would receive a diesel engine option. Jeep fans has long been asking the automaker to add the diesel engine, finally the company answer them in 2016 model year. Not only getting new diesel engine, but the new Wrangler is very likely to get some cosmetic enhancements to complete the update.

2016 Jeep Wrangler With Diesel

Exterior

Mike Manley, Jeep brand boss let slip to Automotive News that the deletion of the Jeep’s solid axles is a possibility due to the weight savings. An independent suspension system would be used in place of the current coil-link suspension setup.

That would be a major change in the eyes of Jeep fans and loyalists who love the current suspension setup thanks to its easy to customize nature and durability. Manley says that Jeep engineers are working rigorously to make sure that the Wrangler meets its new requirements, while also keeping its hardcore off-road roots intact.

Other possibilities that may be implemented to help the Wrangler’s quest for improved fuel economy are improved aerodynamics and the further use of lightweight materials, both of which were seen on this year’s 2013 Jeep Moab Concepts (Wrangler Stitch Concept shown above). The introduction of a diesel engine for the Wrangler has also been hinted at by Manley, and could be borrowed from the Grand Cherokee diesel.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Side View

Interior

Even though the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is a SUV, the interior tells a different story. Inside the SUV you will get a very luxurious interior. It is luxurious enough to make you stay on the seat for a long time but doesn’t go far from featuring a SUV interior. The controls are put in place to offer maximum efficiency as you drive. This jeep also features a military grade navigation system with a top notch entertainment system to offer you with so many hours of enjoyable entertainment as you drive your Next Gen Wrangler.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Interior

Powertrain

The specifics about the Wrangler’s diesel engine are unclear, although it is likely to be the same engine that is optional in the 2013 Ram pickup and 2014 Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee is available with a turbocharged 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V6 that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 is produced by VM Motori, an Italian engine maker in which Fiat holds a stake.

The engine produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for the model and 30 mpg highway for the 4×2. Sales begin this spring. A diesel engine is a pricey option. Jeep is asking a $4,500 premium for the Grand Cherokee’s diesel engine, making it $2,305 more expensive than the Hemi V8.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Rear View

2016 Jeep Wrangler Release Date and Price

The 2016 Jeep Wrangler is expected to debut sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year, including new diesel option for the new model. Unfortunately, pricing detail remains unknown. Will the addition of diesel option make the price higher? That’s possible. The diesel engine will benefit the buyers with a better fuel efficiency in the long run. Stay tuned for future updates.

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