The 2015 Jeep Wrangler could pack turbo diesel power
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.