The 2013 Jeep Wrangler

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler could pack turbo diesel power

Jeep lovers in the US have long been calling for a diesel powered Trail Rated SUV and the refreshed 2015 Jeep Wrangler could be the next vehicle from the popular brand to pack diesel power – provided that the new EcoDiesel in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is well received by American buyers.

People who love Jeeps love tough vehicles and in terms of engines, it doesn’t get much tougher than a turbo diesel so for many years, diehard Jeep fans have been clamoring for a Jeep Wrangler with a diesel engine option. As the American auto industry has slowly become more willing to accept diesel powered passenger vehicles, the Chrysler Group used the debut of the sexy new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee to introduce the company’s new EcoDiesel. According to Jeep President Mike Manley, the Jeep Wrangler could be the next brand vehicle to feature this powerful, efficient oil burning technology.

While speaking with Ward’s Auto, Manley stated that the Wrangler is “on the radar” to receive a diesel engine option. He went on to explain that he expects the new EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee to show that there is a growing interest in clean diesel technology for passenger vehicles and - provided that the level of interest is high enough – the Wrangler could be the next Trail Rated vehicle to receive a similar engine option. The EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is due out later this year so it leaves us wondering just how long the Chrysler Group will wait before introducing a Wrangler diesel package.

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using the cherokee as a test is such B.S. we want it in a wrangler not a cherokee, these are 2 completely different vehicles with completely different purposes. Also i'm pretty sure that the vast majority doesn't have the money to go buy a new cherokee just to prove a point. marketing fail... stop being stupid and put one in the wrangler so we can stop D.I.Y.'ing it.
I agree...and we want a diesel Wrangler with a MANUAL transmission!!
The Engine that Jeep uses in their vehicles are Terrible, believe me fellows, they are made in France and everyone nows that Euro turbo or diesel engines are Ultra Bad! Japanese and incredible! The USA made Diesel and Turbo Diesel are outstandingly great, Japs and US Diesel engine's are rarely malfunctioning. Point of view: The Jeep Wrangler unlimited 2007 or likely ENGINE are made in HELL to torment us!!!
English man, english. Also, the EU are great at diesels.. It's what they focus on. To think otherwise, is just ignorant.
The Engine that Jeep uses in their vehicles are Terrible, believe me fellows, they are made in France and everyone nows that Euro turbo or diesel engines are Ultra Bad! Japanese and incredible! The USA made Diesel and Turbo Diesel are outstandingly great, Japs and US Diesel engine's are rarely malfunctioning. Point of view: The Jeep Wrangler unlimited 2007 or likely ENGINE are made in HELL to torment us!!!
I would NEVER drive anything with filthy smelly carcinogenic diesel fuel. I hope they don't change it or I won't be buying Jeeps in the future nor trailing behind them. People panic to get ahead of me now and I'm running this Jeep on gasoline! If fumes are not the issue I wonder WTF is the problem, do they WANT it to be diesel?
Well that's fantastic. From the sound of it, the Jeep community would stand to gain something from you leaving. Heck, with one less buyer, maybe it'll save the rest of us money.
I would NEVER drive anything with filthy smelly carcinogenic diesel fuel. I hope they don't change it or I won't be buying Jeeps in the future nor trailing behind them. People panic to get ahead of me now and I'm running this Jeep on gasoline! If fumes are not the issue I wonder WTF is the problem, do they WANT it to be diesel?

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